Conferences - Seminars

25MAY
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Abstract: Imagine there’s no block ciphers, it’s easy if you try:-) A (cryptographic) permutation can be thought of as a block cipher (like AES or DES) without a key (or with a fixed key if you prefer). During the SHA-3 competition it became clear that permutation-based hashing, e.g., by using the sponge construction, is superior ... Read more about "Innovations in permutation-based crypto"
By Prof. Joan Daemen
25MAY
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  15:30-16:30 INM 202

Abstract: For my entire career, I’ve been obsessed with definitions. In this informal talk, I’ll describe the latest two I’ve worked on. The first is called IND|C, indistinguishability up to correctness. Given games G and H and a correctness condition C, we define an advantage measure Adv^indc_{G,H,C} wherein G/H distinguishing attacks are effaced, generically and ... Read more about "Indistinguishability up to Correctness, and Adept Secret-Sharing"
By Prof. Phillip Rogaway
26MAY
27MAY
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EPFL Extension School’s Hands-On Data Workshops offer applied data science skills for every knowledge level. From taking your data skills beyond spreadsheets and into R, to intermediate data analytics with Python, to advanced Deep Learning techniques, you’ll find a workshop that fits your background and learning goals. The Hands-On Data Workshops are a great way ... Read more about "Hands-On Data Workshops"
29MAY
  14:00-16:00 INR 212

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Boi Faltings Co-examiner: Prof. Robert West Abstract Nowadays, information from various domains is overwhelming us from all sides, whether it comes from medias, social networks or simply from the web. Moreover, two contents might share the same semantics but can be expressed in a ... Read more about "Textual Information Aggregation from Miscellaneous Sources"
By Diego Antognini
30MAY
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  08:00-08:45 BC 420

This presentation questions the assumptions behind America-centered narratives of the global Information Age and sketches a late socialist vision of the Information Society by analyzing the concept of “programming, the second literacy” developed by the Soviet programmer Andrei Ershov. At the heart of this concept is a preoccupation with the nature of the interaction between ... Read more about "Programming — the Second Literacy: What Kind of Information Age?"
By Ksenia Tatarchenko, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva
31MAY
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  09:00-09:45 BC 420

Currently, reports in Western media on a Big Data-based social credit system in China abound in drawing a picture of an Orwellian dystopia of total surveillance. This is in stark contrast with official Chinese publications promoting the system’s positive effect of morality construction in society through a reward and punishment system. In this talk, I ... Read more about "Social Engineering in China: Typical Samples and Big Data"
By Andrea Bréard, Université Paris-Sud
31MAY
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  16:15 SV 1717

Graph signal processing (GSP) is an active area of research that seeks to extend to signals defined on irregular graphs tools concepts such as frequency, filtering and sampling that are well understood for conventional signals defined on regular grids. As an example this leads to the definition of so called, graph Fourier transforms (GFTs). In ... Read more about "Graph signal processing for machine learning applications: new insights and algorithms"
By Prof. Antonio ORTEGA, University of Southern California (USA)
01JUN
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  09:00-17:00 ODY 0 03

If you are an undergraduate, masters or PhD student currently enrolled in any program at EPFL we invite you to register to the next session which will take place on Friday June 1st at the College of Management. You will be challenged to use the Design Thinking methodology to propose solutions to accelerate the reduction ... Read more about "Design Thinking Olympics"
By Div.
01JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. Christoph Koch Abstract With the volume of data growing at an exponential rate, processing data at a high rate has become all the more critical. However, even the available processing capabilities of hardware such as multi-core CPUs and GPUs are ... Read more about "Tackling the Memory Bottlenecks of CPU-GPU Processing of Analytical Workloads"
By Panagiotis Sioulas
01JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 02

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Thesis advisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Karl Aberer Abstract This proposal describes the interplay between constraints and text content production on online social media. Our research goal is providing a better understanding of the extent to which users can benefit from producing concise content and developing ... Read more about "Encouraging and enabling conciseness in text production"
By Kristina Gligoric
04JUN
06JUN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop is a new workshop that aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry to share the most recent and exciting advances in data science theory and applications. In particular, the event will gather researchers and practitioners in various academic disciplines of data science, including signal processing, statistics, machine ... Read more about "2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop"
By Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...
04JUN
  09:00-11:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Dr. François Fleuret Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Generative models for 3D meshes"
By Edoardo Remelli
04JUN
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: will follow soon. Bio: Dr. Yurii Vlasov is a Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative (GEBI) Founder Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is tenured with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bio-Engineering, as well as Carle Illinois College of Medicine. ... Read more about "Why is a neurobiology like a photonic engineering: report of an engineer crossing scientific barriers."
04JUN
  11:00-13:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. François Fleuret Abstract Background papers Pedestrian Behavior Modeling From Stationary Crowds With Applications to Intelligent Surveillance, by Yi, S., et al. Learning to predict human behaviour in crowded scenes, by Alahi A., A Streakline Representation of Flow in Crowded Scenes, ... Read more about "Video-based Behavior Analysis"
By Stefano Savaré
05JUN
  13:00-15:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Edouard Bugnion Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. James Larus Abstract Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) is one of the most important database applications. In recent years, the emergence of new internet-scale companies (e.g., Facebook), has increased the need for ever higher transactional throughput. For example, OLTP deployments at ... Read more about "Elastic In-Memory Transaction Processing for Multi-Tenant Database Systems"
By Seyedeh Sharareh Mirzargar
06JUN
08JUN
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A graph, or network, is a structure that encodes pairwise relationships and a graph signal is a function defined on the nodes of the graph. The values of the weights on the edges of the graph encode an expectation on the relationship between the respective signal components. A large weight indicates that we expect the ... Read more about "3rd Graph Signal Processing Workshop – GSP’18"
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07JUN
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  09:15-16:30 STCC

Unlike a decade ago, now software is everywhere and everything. What will software be like a decade from now? Will it deliver on the promise of replacing monotonous human work? Will we be able to depend on software doing the right thing, being always available to answer our questions, and malleable enough to quickly adapt ... Read more about "IC Research Day 2018 - The Future of Software"
By Prof. Katerina Argyraki, IC, EPFL - Dr. Rustan Leino, Amazon - Dr ...