Conferences - Seminars
11:00-13:00 EPFL Fribourg
The smart living lunches take place every first Tuesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm at the smart living lab in Fribourg. Two researchers present during 20 minutes their work related to the smart living lab's research fields that can range from construction technologies, to material sciences and renewable energy production systems, ... Read more about "smart living lunches"
From February 12th to 25th, EPFL Library invites you to take part to Love Data Week 2018. This world wide event aims to share awareness about research data management among researchers. On this occasion, EPFL Library offers you several activities and events online and on EPFL campus. Come and join us! February 12th-16th Love Data ... Read more about "Love Data Week at EPFL"
08:30-15:00 SV 1717
General assembly and user's day.The opportunity to get updates on the instruments and the science going on at CIME. This year we have invited Prof. Thomas Walz from The Rockefeller University to give a inspiring invited talk. We will have presentations from our CIME staff members and three submitted posters will be selected for a ... Read more about "CIME DAY 2018"
By Speakers: Prof. Thomas Walz, Graham Knott, Thomas La Grange, Cosmin ...
12:15-13:15 GR A3 32
Abstract: As a snow scientist, the realism of snow deformation in the Disney movie Frozen was a great source of wonder. Behind the magic scenes, UCLA / Disney mathematicians and computer scientists developed a snow model called "Matterhorn" based on the hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian Material Point Method (MPM) with a simplified snow mechanical model. I was ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Unified modeling of snow and avalanche mechanics using the material point method""
By Dr Johan Gaume, Research & Teaching Associate, CRYOS, EPFL
16:30-18:00 BC 420
JOIN US TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE PITCH PUBLIC CONTEST - February 27, 2018 - 16.30 Room BC 420 AUDIENCE - REGISTER HERE by Feb 23 DISCOVER Several innovative projects and ideas "made in ENAC" The recently launched Social Impact Initiative of the Vice Presidency for Innovation (VPI) The InnoSeed ENAC program ... Read more about "Pitch Your Impact 2018 - Public Contest"
By InnoSeed ENAC team Beatrice Scarioni - Social Impact Initiative (VPI)
17:30-19:30 Bâtiment F, EPFL Innovation Park
Les étudiants en master de l’EPFL à la recherche d'un stage pour le semestre d’été/automne 2018 - 4 à 6 mois disponibles dès juillet ou septembre 2018 - pourront découvrir en un clin d’œil un choix de stages en 180 secondes! Sans oublier que des pizzas seront servies ! Les entreprises de l’Innovation Park profiteront ... Read more about "Ton stage en 180 secondes"
19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215
The goal of the project is to create an open-software, open-hardware spectrophotometer that is cheap and reliable. We will present all the tools that we used (Eagle, FreeCad, OpenSCAD, Arduino, ...) and show the experiments that can be achieved with the final product. All the code is available on http://github.com/hackuarium/simple-spectro Read more about "From concept to production: Open spectrophotometer, an interdisciplinary project"
By Luc Patiny, Hackuarium
12:15-13:15 GC B3 30
Open issues on seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings: linear vs nonlinear, static vs dynamic, local vs global approaches
ABSTRACT: The seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings is a difficult task due to the complexity of reliable models, particularly in the case of older non-engineered ones. The qualitative approach is a essential element of knowledge for the interpretation of the seismic behaviour but cannot replace a quantitative security check. As-built information, based on historical ... Read more about "Open issues on seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings: linear vs nonlinear, static vs dynamic, local vs global approaches"
By Prof. Dr Sergio Lagomarsino, Full Professor of Structural Engineering, Department ...
12:15-13:15 GR A3 32
Abstract: The mutualistic interactions between plants and the animals that pollinate them or disperse their seeds can form complex networks involving dozens or hundreds of species. These networks are highly heterogeneous, nested, and built upon weak and asymmetric links among species. From an ecological point of view, such general architectural patterns maximize the number of ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Plant-animal mutualistic networks: the architecture of biodiversity""
By Dr Jordi Bascompte, Professor, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental ...
09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458
This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey & Cécile Hardebolle
12:00-18:00 Hall SG
EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
12:15-13:15 GR A3 32
Abstract: Decision makers and stakeholders are usually concerned about climate change projections at local spatial scales and fine temporal resolutions. This contrasts with the reliability of climate models, which is typically higher at the global and regional scales, Therefore, there is a demand for advanced methodologies that offer the capability of transferring predictions of climate ... Read more about "EESS talk on "On the potential predictability of vital details of climate change""
09:00-12:30 BI A2 468
Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
From the 5th to the 9th of March 2018, a group of students organises a Sustainability Week on UniL and EPFL campuses. For the first year, this week will take place simultaneously in 12 Swiss Universities with the aim to raise awareness on the 3 aspects of sustainability, economy, society and environment, all in a ... Read more about "Sustainability Week"
The ACCES Visualization Contest series aims to foster a culture of insightful and visually-engaging representations of scientific / engineering computational concepts and solutions. The 2017 contest solicited contributions from all students and postdocs of EPFL and ended on 31 December 2017. The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday 26 February 2018 at 12:15 in ... Read more about "ACCES Visualization Contest — Award Ceremony and Exhibition"
Les designers Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec se vouent pour la première fois à l’espace public. Leur objectif consiste à apporter une magie nouvelle aux lieux dans lesquels nous évoluons et nous nous rencontrons. Read more about "Rêveries Urbaines - Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec"
17:00 CM 1 5
Thesis directors : Prof. M. Bierlaire , Prof. M. M. Cochon de Lapparent Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program Thesis 8170 Read more about "Dealing with Correlations in Discrete Choice Models"
By Anna FERNÁNDEZ ANTOLÍN
18:00 ELA 1
Thesis director : Prof. N. Geroliminis Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8191 Read more about "Dynamic Clustering and Control for Large Scale Urban Networks"
By Mohammadreza SAEEDMANESH
17:30 MXF 1
Incremental Urbanism: A study of incremental housing production and the challenge of its inclusion in contemporary planning processes in Mumbai, India
Thesis directors : Dr L. G. Pattaroni , Prof. C. Schmid Architecture and Sciences of the City doctoral program Thesis 7720 Read more about "Incremental Urbanism: A study of incremental housing production and the challenge of its inclusion in contemporary planning processes in Mumbai, India"
By Tobias Stefan BAITSCH
18:00 CM 1 2
Thesis directors : Prof. A. Schleiss , Dr M. Pfister Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8116 Read more about "Extreme Hydrodynamic impact onto buildings"
By Davide WÜTHRICH
17:30 ELA 2
Thesis director : Prof. A. Berne Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program Thesis 8408 Read more about "A polarimetric radar operator to evaluate precipitation from the COSMO atmospheric model"
By Daniel WOLFENSBERGER
18:00 SG 294.22
Thesis director : Dr E. Cogato Lanza Architecture and Sciences of the City doctoral program. Thesis 8095 Read more about "A NEW LOOK AT CIVIC DESIGN: Park Systems in America"
By Matthew SKJONSBERG
17:30 BM 5202
Thesis Directors: Prof. K. Beyer - Dr J. Saraiva Esteves Pacheco de Almeida Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program Thesis Nr. 8413 Read more about "Out-of-plane instability of thin reinforced concrete walls under seismic loading"
By Angelica ROSSO
15:00-17:00 SwissTech Convention Center - Salle Garden 5ABC
Pour fêter le 90ème anniversaire du Laboratoire d’hydraulique du génie civil de l’EPFL, 1928–2018, les Laboratoires de constructions hydrauliques (LCH) et de l’hydraulique environnementale (LHE) organisent une cérémonie le 8 mars 2018 au SwissTech Convention Center à l’EPFL à 15h00. Etant donné que cette cérémonie coïncide avec la journée des femmes, nous avons décidé de ... Read more about "90ème anniversaire du Laboratoire d’hydraulique du génie civil de l’EPFL"
Management Board meetings
09:00-12:30 BI A2 468
What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"
18:15-22:00 Forum du Rolex Learning Centre
Description Event in French For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: “Women’s Careers: What’s Next after epfl?”"
Université de Fribourg
Description et objectifs Les enjeux d’une soutenance de thèse ou d’une conférence importante peuvent être élevés. La pression augmentant, les moyens à portée de main pour réussir diminuent proportionnellement. Un regard hostile, une question inattendue, une remarque ou une critique peuvent déstabiliser, voire vous priver entièrement des moyens d’agir d’une manière constructive. Cette formation apporte ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Prise de parole – boîte à outils"
By Eva Vokacova Cendors, comédienne et formatrice en communication et développement ...
12:00-13:30 SwissTech Convention Center
BUSINESS IDEAS - SELF-EMPLOYMENT AS A CAREER OPTION. GET TIPS AND TRICKS FROM SUCCESSFUL STARTUP FOUNDERS. Meet two EPFL young startups, who master the art of startups competitions and will give you their secrets about it: MotionPilot provides an innovative way to interact with drones. The young team from EPFL is developing a smart radio ... Read more about "Business Ideas @ EPFL How to win start-up competitions"
By Dimitrios Terzis and Timothée Peter
08:30-12:00 BI A0 397
Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des Absences"
By DRH - Service de gestion des absences
09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne
Description et objectifs Dans le cadre de vos travaux de recherche, vous collectez et produisez un certain nombre de données de recherche hétérogènes (données numériques, textuelles, qualitatives, quantitatives, statistiques, bases de données, interviews, images, photos, audio, vidéo, codes sources, 3D, etc.). Au coeur d’une recherche intègre, responsable et de qualité, la gestion de ces données ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Gestion des données de recherche"
By Carmen Jambé, spécialiste en information documentaire, Service UNIRIS, Université de ...
09:15-15:00 Université de Genève
Description et objectifs Devoir préparer une leçon d’épreuve, c’est le signal que votre dossier de candidature a passé les premières phases de sélection et que votre profil a émergé par rapport à l’ensemble des dossiers. La commission de nomination souhaite vous voir à l’oeuvre et s’entretenir avec vous pour attester de votre adéquation avec le ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Se préparer à la leçon d’épreuve"
By Dre Mallory Schaub, responsable du Pôle de Soutien à l ...
09:00-17:00 University of Lausanne
Description and objectives Applying for a professor position can be a daunting process, and often, the different steps of this process are not well known. This workshop shows how the process works, from the moment the job announcement is formulated to the final decision of who receives the job offer. Moreover, and most importantly, this ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Preparing your application for a professorship"
By Franciska Krings, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Vice-rector in charge of ...
This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : email@example.com Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet
Call for proposal
Aim: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites exceptional early career researchers from across the natural, biomedical, and social sciences and the humanities to join one of their interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most complex questions facing the world today. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an ... Read more about "[ CIFAR | CIFAR AZRIELI GLOBAL SCHOLARS ]"
Aim: The Allliance’s EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research. EuroTechPostdoc provides its fellows exceptional international research and career development opportunities across four leading technical universities in Europe to further develop their outstanding individual potential into a distinct, innovative ... Read more about "[EUROTECHPOSTDOC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME]"
Aim: Innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities ... Read more about "[ LEADING HOUSE ASIA: CALL FOR INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ]"
Dans un contexte de mobilité et de mondialisation accrues, ce programme de bourses a été mis sur pied par Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). Il privilégie les pôles de compétitivité déterminés par le Plan Marshall 4.0, initié par la Wallonie, et permet l’accueil, par nos universités, de diplômés émanant d’institutions étrangères d’excellence. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 Funding: varie, ... Read more about "[WBI I FELLOWSHIP]"
Aim: The EU-supported project BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum jointly launched a call on Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. A consortium of research groups from at least three different countries can apply for funding through a two-stage process. The deadline for pre-registration is 1 December 2017, the final deadline scheduled for 9 March 2018. ... Read more about "[INTERNATIONAL CALL ON SCENARIOS OF BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES]"
The Doctoral Exchange Grants of the ZKS Foundation support collaborative inter-university doctoral top research in the fields of engineering, environmental sciences (which includes bioengineering, but not life science or biology), medieval disciplines including medieval studies, as well as research in digital humanities at the intersection of medieval disciplines and computing. Aim: to encourage research collaboration ... Read more about "[ ZENO KARL SCHINDLER Foundation | Doctoral Exchange Grant ]"
Through the call “Time Machine Prototype”, EPFL’s HABITAT Research Center, in partnership with the Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLAB), seeks to enable and encourage a profound interdisciplinary collaboration among EPFL and ENAC laboratories that share a common urgency: the need to explore the interactions between spatial, social and environmental processes through the dimension of time. Through ... Read more about "[ ENAC HABITAT | Call for Projects “Time Machine Prototype”]"
Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"