Conferences - Seminars

18JAN
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium D

To understand the cellular basis of behavior, it is necessary to know the cell types that exist in the nervous system and their contributions to function. Spinal networks are essential for sensory processing and motor behavior and provide a powerful system for identifying the cellular correlates of behavior. We sought to leverage the recent revolution ... Read more about "Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Single Nucleus Sequencing in the Spinal Cord"
By Dr Ariel Levine, NIH Neurological Institute NINDS, USA.
18JAN
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  13:00-19:00 CHUV Amphi césar Roux

Où, quand et comment naissent les bonnes idées ? Comment s’inventent les techniques, se créent les oeuvres artistiques et se forgent les théories scientifiques ? Nous vous proposons une plongée dans la mystérieuse marmite de la création au travers d’univers et de personnalités différentes afin d’explorer les différentes facettes de ce vaste sujet. Read more about "Comment naissent les bonnes idées?"
By cf programme (fichier joint)
18JAN
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Abstract The voting and election processes are the backbone of Swiss democracy and threats to those processes are not to be taken lightly. For this reason, the Federal Chancellery introduced new rules and requirements on Internet Voting systems back in 2014, defining thresholds on the availability of Internet Voting, subjected to three increasing compliance levels. ... Read more about "The Road towards Verifiable Internet Voting in Geneva"
By Thomas Hofer, Expert Technique, Direction Générale des Systèmes d'Information ...
18JAN
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By Jonathan Cottet
21JAN
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  11:00-12:00 smart living lab

The Structural Xploration Lab (SXL) invites Carl Haas, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, to present his work on digital twins and on workers’ health. The conference is part of a new series of « Invited Talks » at the smart living lab and takes place on 21 January 2019 ... Read more about "Invited Talk #1 Carl Haas"
22JAN
25JAN
  08:00-18:00 STCC 0 7326

From 22 to 25 January, EPFL will be hosting the third workshop/meeting of FG-AI4H at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne. With this email, I would like to inform you of our activities as well as extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to become involved in this important project. In particular, we ... Read more about "Artificial Intelligence for Health"
22JAN
By David Stewart, Newcastle
23JAN
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Endocannabinoids have been well established as regulators of the neurobehavioral response to stress. This talk will focus on highlighting the neural circuits and mechanisms by which endocannabinoids have been found to modulate both neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to stress, with an emphasis on translational implications of these findings to human populations afflicted with stress-related neuropsychiatric ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Matthew Hill - Endocannabinoid Regulation of Stress: Circuits and Translation"
By Matthew Hill, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, he Mathison Center, for Mental ...
23JAN
  16:15 BC 410

Abstract Personal genomics is becoming increasingly popular, but mounting privacy concerns threaten to impede adoption. We propose a new, privacy-focused model for personal genomics that employs cryptography and decentralization to secure personal genomic data and outline various policy issues that should be considered if this model is to be adopted. Bio Dennis Grishin is CSO ... Read more about "Genomic data privacy in the age of personal genomics"
By Dennis Grishin, Harvard University/Nebula Genomics
24JAN
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Understand the stakes of citation Reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism Cite ... Read more about "Citation best practices"
By EPFL Library teaching team
24JAN
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  17:00-18:00 MED 2 1124

New technologies are made possible by new materials, and until recently new materials could only be discovered experimentally. However, approaches based on the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics are now integrated to many design initiatives in academia and industry, underpinning efforts such as the Materials Genome initiative or the computational crystal structure prediction (CSP [1]). ... Read more about "Towards the design of molecular materials: from many-body methods to enhanced density functional approximations"
By Jan Gerit Brandenburg (University of Göttingen & University College London)
25JAN
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

From this seminar you will learn about the developments which have enabled the main UK higher education institutions to develop inclusive digital education curricula. This is also an opportunity to learn practices and share ideas on how to successfully manage participation equally and inclusively. Read more about "Brave inclusion of diversity and giving opportunities to all students is the classroom"
By Mira Vogel works as an educational developer in King's ...
25JAN
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  11:00-12:00 MED 2 1124

The theoretical study of realistic systems of interest in life sciences or nanotechnology is possible only if the contrasting goals of high accuracy and low computational costs are met. Despite its success and increased popularity, DFT fails at times in the ultimate goal of being a predictive tool. For this reason, development of alternative electron ... Read more about "At odds with electron correlation: are we betting solely on the winning horse?"
By Francesco Aquilante (University of Geneva)
26JAN
29JAN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The Applied Machine Learning Days will take place from January 26th to 29th, 2019, at the Swiss Tech Convention Center on EPFL campus. It is now the largest and best-known Machine Learning event in Switzerland, and increasingly recognized as a major event in Europe. The event has a focus specifically on the applications of machine ... Read more about "Applied Machine Learning Days 2019"
By See our workshop sessions, the 16 featured tracks and the ...
28JAN
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  11:00-12:00 CO 121

The central task in many interactive machine learning systems can be formalized as the sequential optimization of a black-box function. Bayesian optimization (BO) is a powerful model-based framework for adaptive experimentation, where the primary goal is the optimization of the black-box function via sequentially chosen decisions. In many real-world tasks, it is essential for the ... Read more about "Robust and Practical Bayesian Optimization and Beyond"
By Volkan Cevher (EPFL)
30JAN
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  11:00-12:00 MED 2 1124

I will present five short stories on the derivation of models of the interatomic interaction from Density Functional Theory (DFT), the validation of potentials and their application to the simulation of phase transformations. I will show how a systematic coarse graining of the electronic structure from DFT to the tight-binding approximation and analytic Bond-Order Potentials ... Read more about "Development and validation of interatomic potentials and application to the simulation of phase transformations"
By Ralf Drautz (ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
30JAN
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

An ambitious goal of single-cell analyses is to describe dynamical biological processes and shed light on gene regulation. However, the destructive nature of transcriptomics measurements constitutes an immediate challenge to this purpose. To overcome this fundamental limit, we present a novel method capable of estimating “RNA velocity”: the time derivative of gene expression. We apply ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Gioele La Manno - RNA velocity of single cells to unveil the developmental dynamics of the nervous system"
By Gioele La Manno, Neurodevelopmental systems biology lab, Brain Mind Institute ...
05FEB
03DEC
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  11:00-13:00 EPFL Fribourg, Halle bleue

The smart living lunches take place every first Tuesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm. These events are designed for the smart living lab's community. Since 2018, a « pitch your project » session has been launched right after the smart living lunch. Read more about "smart living lunches"
07FEB
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  10:00-17:00 STCC 0 8328

7th of February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL For its 2nd edition, FORWARD - the Innovation Forum for SMEs - will be back at the SwissTech Convention Center on February 7, 2019. With nearly 1’000 participants during the first edition and simultaneous French-German translation, this event intends ... Read more about "FORWARD, the innovation forum for SMEs."
07FEB
  14:00-15:00 MED2 2423

This talk will be given in the frame of the SWICCOMAS General Assembly. The planning is: 14h – 15h Seminar by Eleni Chatzi, ETHZ 15h – 16h General Assembly 1. SWICCOMAS board 2. New ECCOMAS constitution 3. SWICCOMAS price 4. WCCM 2020, Paris 5. Budget approval 6. Short update by Prof. Eleni Chatzi, ECCOMAS Young ... Read more about "On the coalescence of models with data for infrastructure assessment"
By Eleni Chatzi, Chair of Structural Mechanics, at the Institute of ...
11FEB
14FEB
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Swiss Blockchain Winter School - Feb 11-14, 2019 https://blockchainschool.epfl.ch/ Registration page Hotel discount reservation (still some rooms left on the offered hotel platform, as well as via standard booking) Travel stipend application (deadline: January 11, 2019) Please join us for the Swiss Blockchain Winter School 2019 on February 11-14, 2019 at the Congress Center Interlaken, ... Read more about "Swiss Blockchain Winter School - EPFL - ETHZ - IC3"
11FEB
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract & Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program. Read more about "Prof. Reza Ghodssi - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
12FEB
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  12:00-13:00 EPFL Library

Research data is a precious good. Where is the balance between protecting it and opening it? How can you manage the way it is reused by others? In this Noon Talk, the topic of data licensing will be presented from various points of view. Read more about "Research Data licensing noon talk"
By Giovanni Pizzi, senior scientist at the Laboratory of theory and ...
13FEB
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

For many brain diseases, particularly in psychiatry, we lack clinical tests for differential diagnosis and cannot predict optimal treatment for individual patients. This presentation outlines a translational neuromodeling framework for inferring subject-specific mechanisms of brain disease from non-invasive measures of behaviour and neuronal activity. Guided by clinical theories of maladaptive cognition and aberrant brain-body interactions, ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Stephan Klaas - Translational Neuromodeling, Computational Psychiatry and Computational Psychosomatics"
By Stephan Klaas, Translational Neuromodeling Unit (TNU), Institute for Biomedical Engineering ...
14FEB
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  12:00-13:00 SV 1717

The John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lectures in Cancer Research This seminar will also be televised to CHUV Visioconférence 2 and to Biopôle CLE B301 Read more about "“Finding, understanding and exploiting chromatin dependencies in cancer”"
By Professor Johannes Zuber, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Medical ...
14FEB
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  12:00-13:30 MED 2 1522

"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
14FEB
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising materials for gas storage, e.g. storage of energy carriers such as H2, and gas separation processes, e.g. removal of CO2 from CH4. The rational design of new adsorbents with enhanced separation performance at optimized separation conditions requires reliable predictions of adsorption isotherms ... Read more about "Ab initio free energy calculations for gas adsorption and separation in nanoporous systems"
By Prof. Joachim Sauer
Institute of Chemistry,
Humboldt University,
Berlin, Germany
15FEB
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  12:30-13:30 SV 1717

Abstract : Given the world-wide increase in obesity, studying the onset of this debilitating syndrome and specifically the dynamic nature of fat tissue is of great interest. In this presentation, I intend to summarize my lab’s efforts in addressing multiple, outstanding questions related to adipose biology. First, I will show how we are using integrative ... Read more about "An omics journey through the intriguing world of adipose biology"
By Dr Bart Deplancke, FSV / IBI / UPDEPLA
15FEB
By Adam Thomas, Birmingham        

Thesis defenses

18JAN
By Yasemin SAYGILI
18JAN
  17:00 BC 410

Thesis directors : Prof. P. Fua ,Prof. R. Sznitman Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 9074 Read more about "Learning to Reduce Annotation Load"
By Ksenia KONYUSHKOVA
18JAN
  17:00 UniL Extranef 126

Thesis Director: Prof. S. Malamud Finance doctoral program Thesis Nr. 9136 Read more about "Essays in Financial Economics"
By Julien Arsène BLATT
18JAN
By Olivia Valérie Charlotte BOUVARD
18JAN
By Wilasinee HANPONGPUN
18JAN
  17:30 SV 1717

Thesis director : Prof. F. Naef Biotechnology and Bioengineering doctoral program. Thesis 8893 Read more about "Tissue-specific circadian transcriptional regulation"
By Jake YEUNG
18JAN
By Ana Cristina OLIVEIRA MARTINS
18JAN
By Bingqing CHENG
18JAN
By Anne-Flore Nicole Marie PERRIN
25JAN
  17:00 BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. V. Cevher , Prof. J. D. Haupt Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 9147 Read more about "Robust Adaptive Decision Making: Bayesian Optimization and Beyond"
By Ilija BOGUNOVIC
25JAN
  17:00 ELD 120

Thesis directors : Prof. N. Marzari, Prof. M. Parrinello Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9148 Read more about "Entropy as a tool for crystal discovery"
By Pablo Miguel PIAGGI
25JAN
  17:00 CE 1 2

Thesis director : Prof. J. Luterbacher Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9236 Read more about "Production and characterization of stabilized lignin"
By Masoud TALEBI AMIRI
25JAN
  17:15 Génopode A, UNIL, 1015 Lausanne

Thesis director : Prof. J. Waser Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9119 Read more about "Application of Hypervalent Iodine Reagents for Novel Cysteine Labeling"
By Romain Gaëtan TESSIER
25JAN
By Andrea BONETTI
30JAN
  17:00 BC 229

Thesis director: Prof. P. Fua Thesis 9203 Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Read more about "Training Algorithms for Multiple Object Tracking"
By Andrii MAKSAI
01FEB
  17:00 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. A. Ailamaki Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 9130 Read more about "Time- and Space-Efficient Spatial Data Analytics"
By Mirjana PAVLOVIC
01FEB
  18:00 AI 1153

Thesis director : Prof. C. Brisken Molecular Life Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 9165 Read more about "Adamts18 Function in Mammary Gland Development"
By Dalya ATACA
08FEB
  18:00 Génopode A, UNIL, 1015 Lausanne

Thesis director : Prof. P. J. Dyson Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9140 Read more about "Crosslinking Allosteric Sites on the Nucleosome Core Particle"
By Lucinda Kate BATCHELOR
15FEB
  17:15 BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. J.-P. Hubaux , Prof. K. C. Huguenin Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 9226 Read more about "Privacy-Enhancing Technologies for Mobile Applications and Services"
By Thi Van Anh PHAM
15FEB
By Xavier François METTAN

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

12FEB
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  17:15 EPFL, Auditoire CM 1

LEÇON D'HONNEUR / HONORARY LECTURE Résumé / Abstract: I will describe our contributions to the development of (1) the drug FOSCAN for photodynamic treatment of head and neck cancer, and cancer of the esophagus and bronchi, (2) the autofluorescence bronchoscope DAFE for detection of small bronchial cancers, (3) the drug HEXVIX (CYSVIEW in the USA) ... Read more about "My excursions into the world of medicine. A few examples from the lab to the clinic."
By Prof. Hubert van den Bergh

Exhibitions

03NOV
10MAR
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab B

The outstanding Catalan philosopher and theologian Ramon Llull (c.1232–1316) encourages us to reread the late Middle Ages. Llull, not only theoretically and linguistically invented a new method of knowledge acquisition, like an engineer, he also mechanized it, and translated it into a machine. The EPFL instance is curated by: Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, (Universitat Pompeu ... Read more about "Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria"
By Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter ...
24JAN
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday January 24 - guided tour in English Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
07FEB
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab

Deadline

08FEB
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A partir de cette date, les rapports financiers commenceront d’être établis, les unités pourront effectuer les contrôles mensuels (voir Règlement financier art. 72) et procéder le cas échéant aux corrections d’écriture nécessaires (voir Règlement financier art. 31). Read more about "Bouclement mensuel janvier 2019"

Cultural events

29NOV
05MAY
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  Beaulieu Lausanne

Grâce à une Fondation privée, l’OSR offre 300 Cartes Jeunes donnant accès gratuitement à 4 places à choix sur ses concerts à Lausanne. Après inscription, les étudiants reçoivent un code qui leur permet de réserver directement leurs 4 billets sur le site de l’OSR. Ils peuvent ensuite se rendre au(x) concert(s) seul ou avec des ... Read more about "Concerts de l'OSR à Beaulieu - billets gratuits réservés aux -25 ans"
By Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR)

Internal trainings

22JAN
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  09:00-12:00 BI A0 448

Première demi-journée du programme de formation FOBA qui permet au personnel administratif de découvrir l'environnement de travail dans lequel il va évoluer. La présentation des outils, des normes est faite par les spécialistes métiers. Cette formation permet également de se créer un réseau d'entraide avec les collaborateurs des Service Centraux et des collègues faisant le ... Read more about "FOBA (Formation de base administrative)"
By les spécialistes des sujets administratifs généraux,
27JAN
01FEB
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The 2019 CCMX Winter School will take place from 27 January to 1 February in Kandersteg, Switzerland and aims to bring together a group of no more than 24 PhD students from various research institutions with backgrounds in Materials Science, Chemistry and Physics. Students will spend an intensive week learning about and discussing fundamental aspects ... Read more about "CCMX Winter School on Surface Science"
29JAN
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  09:00-12:15 BI A0 448

Deuxième demi-journée du programme de formation FOBA qui permet au personnel administratif de découvrir les outils à disposition, les règlements et les normes à respecter et de se créer un réseau de répondants dans les divers métiers. plus de description Read more about "FOBA (Formation de base administrative)"
By Les spécialistes métiers des services centraux    
04FEB
08FEB
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  08:30-19:00 PO 01

Why take this course? The Harvard Business School calls data science the sexiest job of the 21st century, and McKinsey projects that AI could deliver an additional $13 trillion GDP to the global economy by 2030. Currently we see a revolution in data-driven business models, automation, and analysis by the fastest growing companies. Why has ... Read more about "Data Science for Managers"
By Prof. Kenneth Younge, Head of the Technology and Innovation Strategy ...
04FEB
06FEB
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  09:30-17:30 MA B0 426

The first step in any NI LabVIEW learning path, LabVIEW Core I gives you the chance to explore the LabVIEW environment, dataflow programming, and common LabVIEW development techniques in a hands-on format. In this course you will learn to develop data acquisition, instrument control, data-logging, and measurement analysis applications. At the end of the course, ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core I (EN)"
By National Instrument
07FEB
08FEB
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 426

The LabVIEW Core II course is an extension of the LabVIEW Core I course and teaches you to use common design patterns to successfully implement and distribute LabVIEW applications for research, engineering, and testing environments. Topics covered include programmatic control of your user interface, techniques to optimize reuse of existing code, use of file I/O ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core II (EN)"
By National Instrument
11FEB
13FEB
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  09:30-17:30 MA B0 426

LabVIEW Core 3 introduces you to structured practices to design, implement, document, and test LabVIEW applications. This course focuses on developing hierarchical applications that are scalable, readable, and maintainable. The processes and techniques covered in this course help reduce development time and improve application stability. By incorporating these design practices early in your development, you ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core III (EN)"
By National Instrument
12FEB
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  08:30-11:30 BI A0 448

Au travers de cette formation les différentes étapes qui jalonnent la vie d’un collaborateur depuis son arrivée, jusqu’à son départ, les divers documents RH et les workflows administratifs vous seront expliqués par les spécialistes métiers. Plus de descriptions Read more about "FOBA - Ressources humaines Administratif"
By Les assistantes des Ressources humaines    
12FEB
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  10:00-15:00 BI A0 398

Ce cours de quatre heures a pour but de présenter un panorama des bonnes pratiques en matière de gestion de sites web. Rythmées et pragmatiques, ces 4 heures se veulent accessibles à tous et la matière enseignée pourra être mise directement en pratique. La première partie est centrée sur l’utilisateur. Bases de l'user experience design ... Read more about "Webmaster"
By Stéphane Cruchon
14FEB
15FEB
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 426

Using LabVIEW, data acquisition devices, and signal conditioning hardware, the Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning course teaches you the fundamentals of PC-based data acquisition and signal conditioning. During the course, you get hands-on experience installing and configuring data acquisition hardware and you learn to use data acquisition software functions to build your application. Although LabVIEW ... Read more about "LabVIEW, DAQ (EN)"
By National Instrument
14FEB
15FEB
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

The skills required to be an effective Team Leader today call upon a whole set of skills commonly referred to as Soft Skills. These include an understanding of the importance of emotional intelligence and the ability to communicate appropriately. Team members no longer expect their leaders to depend solely on high levels of knowledge and ... Read more about "Developing Leadership Skills"
By Anne- Marie Turcotte