MT180: Public Selections


Event details

Date 04.02.2022 12:1514:30  
Speaker PhD Students / doctorantes et doctorants
Category Public Science Events
Event Language French, English

The selections of the contest My Thesis in 180 seconds (MT180) will be held on Wednesday 12 January, Tuesday 18 January and Friday 4 February 2022 face-to-face (not remote). For each participant, the goal is to present his or her research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. This is thus an exercise in popularizing the thesis and explaining it, in French or English, in a clear, concise and compelling manner – all with the support of a single slide !
The public is welcome to listen and encourage the candidates during the selections and nominate his/her favourite candidate. A prize of CHF 200 will be awarded after each selection session (12 January,m 18 January and 4 February) to the candidate selected by the public. Fourteen participants will be selected following the sessions for the EPFL Final which will take place on 24 March 2022.

The selections are not recorded or broadcast live to the public. Only the public on site can vote for the selections.

Health measures :

  • COVID 2G certificate required for everyone, including staff, to access the room. Identification required.
  • Hand disinfection required on entry. 
  • Face masks must be worn in the building and in the room at all times. Exception: PhD students may remove their masks during their presentation (distance 3.5 m from the public).
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the building or in the room.
Running Order  Selection 4 February
  1. Jacob Blaskovits, «Fragment-based design of singlet fission materials» (EDCH, Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf) English
  2. Saeed Saadatnejad, «Self-supervised Learning of Pedestrian Dynamics for Self-driving Cars» (EDEE, Prof. Alexandre Alahi) English
  3. Olga Mitrofanova, «Recreating organ level complexity and function of human intestine in vitro» (EDBB, Prof. Matthias Lutolf) English
  4. Benoit Truc, «Ultrafast control of solids by mid-IR radiation in an energy and time-resolved TEM» (EDPY, Prof. Fabrizio Carbone) Français
  5. Enrico Bergamini, «Entrepreneurial opportunities and threats in the era of grand societal challenges» (EDMT, Prof. Dr. Marc Gruber) English
  6. Anastasiia Kucherenko, « Adversaries in gossip-based algorithms» (EDIC, Prof. Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Prof. Rachid Guerraoui) English
  7. Yevhen Hryshunin, «Supramolecular Plastics for Sustainable Future» (EDMX EPFL Innovators, Prof. Holger Frauenrath) English
  8. Salil Apte, «Optimal training load estimation using personalized physical profile» (EDRS, Prof. Kamiar Aminian) English
  9. Jiuxuan Zhao, «Non-line of sight imaging with SPAD camera» (EDMI, Prof. Edoardo Charbon) English
  10. Kristina Makasheva, «XSCAN - single-molecule multiplexed approach to study chromatin dynamics» (EDCH, Prof. Beat Fierz) English
  11. Outman Akouissi, «Advanced peripheral nerve interfaces» (EDEE, Profl. Silvestro Micera, Stephanie Lacour) English
  12. Rafael Amoedo, «Decison making methodology for waste management system design» (EDEY, Prof. François Marechal) English
  13. Raphaël Simonet-Davin, «Hypervalent Iodine for Biomolecule Azidation» (EDCH, Prof. Waser) English
  14. Francesco Libbi, «» (EDMX, Prof. Nicola Marzari) English
  15. Guillaume Broggi, «Multi-scale characterization and modelling of notched strength and translaminar fracture in hybrid carbon-carbon thin-ply composites» (EDAM,) Français
  16. Arooj Akbar, «Fast hotspot detection in superconducting power applications using optical fibre sensing» (EDEE, Prof. Bertrand Dutoit) English
  17. Arnout Devos, «Few-shot Learning for Versatile Artificial Intelligence» (EDIC EPFLinnovators, Prof. Matthias Grossglauser) English
  18. Michaël Defferrard, «Leveraging topology, geometry, and symmetries for efficient Machine Learning» (EDEE, Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst) Français
  19. Jonathan Koh, «Spatiotemporal modelling of extreme wildfires and severe thunderstorm environments» (EDMA, Prof. Anthony Davison) English

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Service de promotion des sciences / Science Outreach Departement


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