Conferences - Seminars

05MAR
27MAR
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  08:00-18:00 EPFL

Are you interested in shaping the future of radio and media? Registration to Radio Hack Europe is now open and is FREE for EPFL / UNIL employees, researchers, and students using the discount code HKSPO19LS. Register here Radio Hack Europe by Radiodays Europe is a 48-hour hackathon around the theme “Radio and media of tomorrow”, ... Read more about "Radio Hack Europe 2019 (29-31 March, EPFL) – Last chance to register!"
25MAR
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By: Eunsol Choi - University of Washington IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Real world entities such as people, organizations and countries play a critical role in text. Reading offers rich explicit and implicit information about these entities, such as the categories they belong to, relationships they have with other entities, and events they participate in. In ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Learning to Understand Entities In Text"
26MAR
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  11:00-12:00 BC 410

Running any large-scale organization is about data, specifically, big data. While it has never been easier to collect and store data, when it comes to analyzing data, users face limited options. They need to decide between using a parallel data warehouse and a big data framework. In this talk we will present how Amazon Redshift ... Read more about "Escaping the tyranny of “OR” in Analytics"
By Ippokratis Pandis, Amazon Web Services
27MAR
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By: Dragan Gasevic - Monash University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: The analysis of data collected from user interactions with technology has attracted much attention as a promising approach to enhancing the human learning process. This growing interest led to the formation of the field of learning analytics. The field has now entered the next phase ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Learning Analytics: Using Data to Enhance Human Learning"
27MAR
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  18:15 PO 01

The XGrant and YGrant programs are happy to present a keynote on complexity, uncertainty and possible futures. Innovation focuses on creating radical change in existing fields. When we intervene in complex systems, our future-shaping actions are hard to predict. The complexity of contemporary global challenges make any futures highly unpredictable. Innovating in such turbulent times ... Read more about "Innovation: Taking Risks or Making Risks?"
By Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, FoAM
28MAR
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  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

Quantifying behavior is crucial for many applications across the life sciences and engineering. Videography provides easy methods for the observation and recording of animal behavior in diverse settings, yet extracting particular aspects of a behavior for further analysis can be highly time consuming. I will present an efficient method for markerless pose estimation based on ... Read more about "High-throughput behavioral analysis for neural circuit understanding"
By Dr Alexander Mathis, Harvard University, USA.
28MAR
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  14:00-17:30 BC 03

Come prepared with your laptop and questions and make sure that your business idea does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property ("freedom to operate"). Hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, this interactive half-day event will take you through a deep-dive of topics from the previous IP seminar and will conclude with ... Read more about ">>venture>> Patent Search Workshop"
28MAR
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  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

To make decisions, we must evaluate candidate choices by accessing records of relevant experiences. Yet little is known about which experiences the brain considers or ignore during planning, which ultimately affects choice. In this talk, I will describe my research revealing principles by which we use our memories to plan and decide. First, I will ... Read more about "A reinforcement learning account of planning, prospective simulation, and hippocampal replay"
By Dr Marcelo G. Mattar, University of Cambridge, UK.
30MAR
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  14:00-17:00 Octanis Microverse

Learn how to properly draw an electronic circuit onto a physical board. We will use the free and open-source software KiCAD. Some basics in electronics are required. Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)! Learning Objectives - Create PCB footprints from device datasheets - Best practices for component placement and power/signal routing - Export PCB fabrication files Read more about "PEE103: The Art of PCB Layout"
By Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL
31MAR
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  14:00-17:00 Octanis Microverse

It is now possible to get a WiFi - enabled *CE + FCC certified* microcontroller module for just above 2 Francs. Documentation might be quirky at times and getting started difficult, however - together with the maker community - the vendor, Chinese silicon company Espressif systems, is working to provide example code and help out ... Read more about "PEE232: Internet of Things with ESP8266"
By Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL
02APR
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  16:00-17:45 SV 1717

Learn how a Venture Capital can fund and support high potential scientists and early translational technologies, on their path towards development. The seminar by Dr. Francesco de Rubertis will be followed by 1-on-1 workshop with Francesco, and probably other Industry experts, where EPFL members can pitch their translational project (on Doodle registration until 25.03.2019 at ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Francesco de Rubertis, MedicXi // Venture capital investing in early stage life sciences"
By Fransesco De Rubertis
03APR
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  13:00-18:30 Theatersaal National, Bern

Last year, the SNSF launched PRIMA, its new funding scheme for outstanding women researchers. PRIMA grantees benefit from a first-rate leadership programme, which we are launching at a special event in Bern. Don't miss the opportunity to hear a thought-provoking keynote speech by the renowned leadership expert Margaret J. Wheatley and participate in discussions on ... Read more about "Save the date: PRIMA Leadership Programme - Kick-off event"
By Keynote - Margaret J. Wheatley: The essential role played by women ...
03APR
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  13:15-15:15 INM 203

Wednesday 3 April 2019 – 13h15-15h15 EPFL room INM 203 Talk given as part of the DH Seminar Lecture series, organised by the Digital Humanities Institute. Read more about "Towards Interpretable Deep Visual Recognition - Talk by Dr. Mathieu Salzmann"
03APR
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by Jasmin Christian Blanchette Abstract The Matryoshka project [*] aims at reducing the gap between the logics of automatic and interactive theorem provers. Our approach is to enrich the two leading approaches for first-order reasoning, namely superposition and SMT, with higher-order reasoning in a careful manner, to preserve their performance and any completeness guarantees. We ... Read more about "Matryoshka: Extending Superposition Provers and SMT Solvers to Higher-Order Logic"
03APR
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  18:30-20:30 Forum Rolex

L’avenir de l’énergie se joue maintenant ! Pas un jour ne s’écoule sans nouvelles alarmantes sur le front du réchauffement climatique. Les appels à l’action s’amplifient. Où cela nous mène-t-il ? Quelles sont les voies de la transition énergétique scientifiquement, technologiquement et économiquement vraisemblables ? Quelles sources d’énergie ? Quels vecteurs ? Quels stockages ? ... Read more about "Hydrocarbures ou hydrogène? L'énergie de demain en débat"
By Prof. Hubert GIRAULT, Laboratoire d'électrochimie phyisque et analytique // Dr ...
04APR
  10:15-11:15 BC 420

By: Amir Zamir - Stanford University and UC Berkeley IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Artificial Intelligence seeks agents that can perceive the world and act accordingly. Despite remarkable progress toward this goal, a fundamental shortcoming persists on the perception front: difficulty in scaling to the complexity of the real world, and consequently, reducing the operation domain ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Compositional Perception for Action"
06APR
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  14:00-16:00 Octanis Microverse

This workshop shows you the fastest way of creating a simple box that can be cut out on a laser cutter. No prior knowledge required! Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)! Learning Objectives - Parametrically design a PCB enclosure with OpenSCAD - Export the design file to the laser cutter - Safety procedures and control of ... Read more about "DFAB104: Create and Laser-cut device enclosures designed in OpenSCAD"
By Luc Patiny and Raffael Tschui from Octanis
07APR
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  14:00-17:30 Octanis Microverse

In this workshop, you will learn to go beyond simple Arduino applications. We will teach you the basic set of skills to develop complex embedded systems with a lot of practical examples and hands-on training. Some C programming knowledge required. Learning Objectives: - Use hardware interrupts to react to external signals - Interpret the information ... Read more about "PEE222: Writing and Debugging Firmware for Microcontrollers and Peripherals"
By Beat Geissmann from Rovenso / Octanis Instruments.
08APR
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By: James Borholt - University of Washington IC Faculty candidate Abstract: The scale and pervasiveness of modern software poses a challenge for programmers: software reliability is more important than ever, but the complexity of computer systems continues to grow. Automated programming tools are powerful weapons for programmers to tackle this challenge: verifiers that check software ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Optimizing the Automated Programming Stack"
08APR
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  18:00-20:30 Forum Rolex

Après avoir accueilli Alain Damasio en 2017 et Eduardo Kac en 2018, la Bibliothèque de l’EPFL a le plaisir d’annoncer la venue de Jean-Pierre Luminet dans la cadre de l’édition 2019 du Printemps de la Poésie. Inscription nécessaire Sa carrière n’étant plus à tracer, le voyage qu’il nous invite à faire le lundi 8 avril ... Read more about "Soirée avec Jean-Pierre Luminet : « De la poésie aux étoiles »"
By Jean-Pierre Luminet, astrophysicien, conférencier, écrivain et poète français, spécialiste de ...
09APR
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"
By Roland Tormey
10APR
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  16:30-19:30 RLC E1 240

EPFL Tech4Impact and Ingénieurs du Monde cordially invite you to the 1st Showcase 2030 event at the Forum Rolex Learning Center on April 10! The first EPFL Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) report provides impressive evidence of the University’s potential to advance the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From tackling essential technology needs in emerging ... Read more about "Showcase 2030"
11APR
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By: Ana Klimovic - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Cloud computing promises high performance, cost-efficiency, and elasticity, three essential goals when processing exponentially growing datasets. To meet these goals, cloud platforms must provide each application with the right amount and balance of compute and fast storage resources (e.g., NVMe Flash). This is challenging today ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Fast, Elastic Storage for the Cloud"
13APR
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  14:00-16:00 Octanis Microverse

This introduction workshop will show you how to: - power on your Raspberry Pi with an SD card, - remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi with SSH, - connect to the internet using Wifi/Ethernet, - run Python programs (and keeping them running forever), - for advanced participants: connect external sensors After the "theoretical part" of ... Read more about "EEIT102: Raspberry Pi for Beginners"
17APR
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  13:15-15:15 INM 203

Wednesday 17 April 2019 – 13h15-15h15 EPFL room INM 203 Talk given as part of the DH Seminar Lecture series, organised by the Digital Humanities Institute. Read more about "Encoding Embodied Acts: Technologies of Corporeality - Talk by Prof. Sarah Kenderdine"