Final of the competition "My Thesis in 180 seconds"


Event details

Date 24.03.2022 17:4519:45  
Speaker Finalists MT180
Location Online
Category Public Science Events
Event Language French, English

The 14 PhD Students finalists of the competition My Thesis in 180 seconds (MT180) will present their research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes exactly, in English or in French, using humour, metaphores and examples.
A jury made up of people from the scientific community and the broader science world, the business world and the media will decide between the doctoral candidates and award a prize to the three best candidates. The prizes are CHF 1000, CHF 700 and CHF 400 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

A special audience award of CHF 400 will also be awarded by the public on site (no online voting): come to learn more about EPFL research and vote for your favorite candidate !

Registration is not compulsory but gives us an idea of the number of people who will come: link to the form 

The 6th Edition of the EPFL Final My Thesis in 180 seconds is free and open to the public ! 

  • 17h30: Opening of the doors, no registration required
  • 18h00: Beginning of the Final

The Final can be watchted live on Youtube.

MT180 EPFL Finalists Running Order:
  1. Lukas Huber, «Learned and Reactive Robot Motion in Consideration of Convergence Constraints», Laboratory of Learning Algorithms and Systems, Prof. Aude Billard, English
  2. Harmina Vejayan, «Water Splitting on Copper», Group for Gas-Surface Dynamics, Prof. Rainer Beck, English
  3. Kristina Makasheva, «XSCAN - single-molecule Multiplexed Approach to study Chromatin dynamics», Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry of Macromolecules, Prof. Beat Fierz, English
  4. Eric Paic, «Strong and Microlensing of distant Quasars», Prof. Frédéric Courbin, Laboratoire d’astrophysique, Français
  5. Tamara Rossy, «The effects of fluid flow and rheology on bacterial colonization in engineered realistic microenvironments», Laboratoire de mécanique microbienne, Prof. Alexandre Persat, Français
  6. Herberto Dhanis, «Modulating Hallucinations in Parkinson's Disease», Cognitive Neuroscience & Medical Image Processing Laboratories, Prof. Olaf Blanke & Dimitri Van De Ville, English
  7. Hugo Cui, «Statistical physics of multi-layer neural networks», Laboratoire de physique statistique des systèmes computationnels, Prof. Lenka Zdeborová, Français
  8. Adélie Garin, «From Trees to Barcodes and Back Again: A Combinatorial, Probabilistic and Geometric Study of a Topological Inverse Problem», Laboratoire pour la topologie et les neurosciences, Prof. Kathryn Hess, Français
  9. Jacob Blaskovits, «Fragment-based design of singlet fission materials», Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design, Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf, English
  10. Anastasiia Kucherenko, «Adversaries in gossip-based algorithms», Scalable Computing Systems & Distributed Computing Laboratory, Prof. Anne-Marie Kermarrec & Rachid Guerraoui, English
  11. Muaz Draz, «Next generation microfluidic systems for cancer diagnostics», Microsystems Laboratory 2, Prof. Martin Gijs, English
  12. Leonardo Rocha, «Deciphering the role of a virulence-associated system in Vibrio cholerae», Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Prof. Melanie Blokesch, English
  13. Jonathan Koh, « Spatiotemporal modelling of extreme wildfires and severe thunderstorm environments», Chair of Statistics, Prof. Anthony Davison, English
  14. Sophie Rivara, «Tracking spatiotemporal localization and interactions of the innate immune sensor STING», Groupe de recherche sur l’immunité innée, Prof. Andrea Ablasser, Français

Jury Members:
  • Luisa Lambertini, Professor at the School of Management of Technology and Associate Vice President for Postgraduate Education at EPFL
  • Gisou van der Goot, Professor at the Faculty SV and Vice President for Responsible Transformation at EPFL
  • Marilyne Andersen, Professor at the Faculty ENAC and President of the Committee EPFL Fribourg
  • Mauro Lattuada, Technology Transfer Manager à l'EPFL
  • Julien Guex, Deputy Director at the Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI), Managing Director of the Foundation for Technological Innovation
  • Bastien Confino, Scientific Journalist RTS

  • Anne-Laure Gannac, Journalist
  • Kahryn Hess Bellwald, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Outreach

The CVCI Foundation is the EPFL MT180 exclusive partner for 2022. It reflects the support of the economy for research, education and innovation in the canton de Vaud.