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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  BC Building

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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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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  ELA 1

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 ...
08JUN
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By Dr. Andrey Rybalchenko Abstract Azure needs a reliable network for successful operation. Network verification gives network designers and operators tools to automatically catch misconfigurations and avoid outages. Our vision is that every network configuration change is validated before deployment. In this talk we present Network Logic Solver, an efficient control plane simulator that provides ... Read more about "Network Simulation for Large Datacenters"
08JUN
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  10:15-11:00 BC410

By Justin Hsu Abstract Many program properties are relational, comparing the behavior of a program (or even two different programs) on two different inputs. While researchers have developed various techniques for verifying such properties for standard, deterministic programs, relational properties for probabilistic programs have been more challenging. In this talk, I will survey recent developments ... Read more about "From Couplings to Probabilistic Relational Program Logics"
11JUN
  09:00-11:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Bertrand Merminod Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Ronan Boulic Abstract Background papers Segmentation and tracking of multiple humans in crowded environments, by Zhao, Tao, Ram Nevatia, and Bo Wu IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence 30.7 (2008): 1198-1211. A survey of recent advances in cnn-based ... Read more about "Crowd Density Estimation With Convolutional Neural Networks"
By Weizhe Liu
11JUN
  10:00-12:00 INM 203

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Paolo Ienne Abstract Background papers NV-Heaps:Making Persistent Objects Fast and Safe with Next-Generation, Non-V olatile Memories, J. Coburn et al. Delegated Persist Ordering, A.Kolli et al. DUDETM: Building Durable Transactions with Decoupling for Persistent Memory, M. Liu et al. Read more about "Durable Hardware Transactional Memory"
By Siddharth Gupta
11JUN
  11:00-13:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Bertrand Merminod Thesis advisor: Prof. Pacal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Ronan Boulic Abstract Background papers Read more about "Active Reconstruction of Dynamic Scenes Using Drones"
By Sena Kiciroglu
11JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Emre Telatar Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Kapralov Co-examiner: Prof. Ola Svensson Abstract Graphs and matrices are a common abstraction for representing real-world networks, and efficient algorithms for graph problems are at the core of large data analysis. The problem of designing compressed representations for graphs that preserve their structure ... Read more about "Fast and Space Efficient Algorithms for Spectral Approximation"
By Navid Nouri
13JUN
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  17:30-19:00 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.2

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "A History of Radar". You are all invited to this free event. Do not forget to spare some time for the get-together with refreshments right after the lecture. Read more about "Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH"
By Dr. H. Griffiths, Prof. University College London, Member and Distinguished ...
14JUN
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  08:30-22:00 Hall & Foyer SG

08h30 – 09h00 Arrival and coffee 09h00 – 12h30 Invited Talks KEYNOTE - Biomimicry: A new paradigm for sustainable innovation Michael Pawlyn, Director – Exploration Architecture Limited & TEDx speaker Reactive transport approaches to unraveling biogeochemical processes in groundwater systems Jennifer Druhan, Assistant Professor Geology – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Mapping the Long-term Refugee ... Read more about "ENAC Research Day 2018"
15JUN
  14:00-16:00 INJ 322

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Serge Vaudenay Thesis advisor: Prof. Arjen Lenstra Co-examiner: Prof. Ola Svensson Abstract Background papers Read more about "Supersingular isogeny based cryptography"
By Novak Kaluderovic
25JUN
  09:00-11:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Patrick Thiran Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Towards Communication-Efficient Distributed Machine Learning Techniques"
By Arsany Guirguis
25JUN
  10:30-12:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Patrick Thiran Abstract Background papers Read more about "Practical Byzantine-Resilient Distributed Machine Learning"
By Sébastien Rouault
25JUN
  13:00-15:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis advisor: Prof. Carmela Troncoso Co-examiner: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Abstract Background papers Read more about "Traffic analysis and its impact on user privacy"
By Sandra Deepthy Siby
25JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Pavan Ramdya Co-examiner: Prof. Brian McCabe Abstract Background papers Read more about "Learning the link between Drosophila 3D Pose and Neural Activity Patterns"
By Semih Günel
26JUN
  13:30-15:30 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Dr. Martin Rajman Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Dr. Micahël Thémans Abstract Background papers Read more about "Detecting dangers in traffic scenes"
By Krzysztof Lis
26JUN
  14:30-16:30 BC 04

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Christoph Koch Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Paolo Ienne Abstract Real-time analytics has gained more visibility in recent years. Instead of relying on historical data for decision making, some business intelligence applications demand analysis on fresh data to gain critical insights, highlighting the rise of mixed Online ... Read more about "Hardware and Software Co-design for HTAP Workloads"
By Zilu Tian
27JUN
29JUN
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Register for Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South! The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center-CODEV at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne invites you to be part of its biennial World Class Event. Early Bird Registration ends of May 25th! Register Now! For more information ... Read more about "Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South | Register Now!"
28JUN
  10:00-12:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Ruediger Urbanke Thesis advisor: Prof. Patrick Thiran Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Insights on the generalization ability of deep neural networks using sensitivity analysis"
By Mahsa Forouzesh
03JUL
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr Matthieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Background papers Read more about "Deep Structured Representation Learning for Visual Recognition"
By Krishna Kanth Nakka
05JUL
  10:00-12:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Abstract Background papers OmniLedger: A Secure, Scale-Out, Decentralized Ledger via Sharding, by Kokoris-Kogias E., et al. Chainspace: A Sharded Smart Contracts Platform, by Al-Bassam M., et al. Town Crier: An Authenticated Data Feed for Smart Contracts, by Zhang ... Read more about "Secure and Scalable Decentralized Computing for General-Purpose Workloads"
By Ceyhun Alp
10JUL
  14:00-16:00 BC 03

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Robert West Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Background papers Read more about "Detecting User Polarization in Social Media"
By Tugrulcan Elmas
11JUL
  10:00-12:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Paolo Ienne Thesis advisor: Prof. James Larus Co-examiner: Prof. Edouard Bugnion Abstract Background papers Darwin: A Genomics Co-processor Provides up to 15,000X Acceleration on Long Read Assembly, by Turakhia Y. et al. In-Datacenter Performance Analysis of a Tensor Processing Unit, by Jouppi N., et al. A cloud-scale acceleration architecture, ... Read more about "Modern warehouse-scale computing architectures and their applicability for future large-scale bioinformatics problems"
By Sahand Kashani-Akhavan
16JUL
  17:00-19:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Matthias Grossglauser Thesis advisor: Prof. Patrick Thiran Co-examiner: Prof. Nisheeth Vishnoi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Source localization in random graphs"
By Gergely Odor
31AUG
  10:00-12:00 INN 326

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Edouard Bugnion Thesis advisor: Prof. George Candea Co-examiner: Prof. Christoph Koch Abstract Background papers Read more about "Formal Performance Contracts for Software Network Functions"
By Rishabh Iyer
03SEP
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Our insatiable demand for sensing, communication and computing has been a key driver in the relentless scaling of CMOS feature sizes. However, as the benefits of technology scaling are coming to an end, an increasing amount of out of the box thinking will be required to maintain the ... Read more about "Mixed-Signal Interfaces for the Data-Driven World"