Conferences - Seminars

20FEB
05MAR
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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) – Register Now!"
21FEB
  14:00-16:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jacob Abstract Image fusion is the process of joining complementary information as well as common features from a set of images. The challenge in image fusion is to construct images that are appropriate, understandable and more informative to the ... Read more about "Visible and infrared image fusion"
By Fayez Lahoud
21FEB
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  16:30-17:30 INM 203

Bayesian models of opinion exchange are extensively studied in economics, dating back to the work of Aumann on the agreement theorem. An important class of such models features agents arranged on a network (representing, e.g., social interactions), with the network structure determining which agents communicate with each other. It is often argued that the Bayesian ... Read more about "Reasoning in Bayesian Opinion exchange Networks is Computationally Hard"
By Dr. Jan Hazla, MIT Jan Hązła is a Postdoctoral Associate ...
21FEB
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  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
23FEB
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“dhelta” is the association for students and researchers in the field of Digital Humanities at EPFL. They are organising the Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange event that will take place on 22 & 23 February 2019 in Basel, Switzerland. The goal of this event is: To discover fellows working in the field of Digital Humanities at ... Read more about "Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange"
22FEB
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  13:15 ELA 002

Abstract In the last few years, as Si electronics faces mounting difficulties to maintain its historical scaling path, III-V compound semiconductors have received a great deal of attention as possible alternatives. Sub-10 nm CMOS require high-aspect ratio 3D transistors with a fin or nanowire geometry. The enhanced degree of channel charge control of advanced 3D ... Read more about "Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series: Nanoscale III-V Electronics: InGaAs FinFETs and Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs"
By Jesús A. del Alamo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director ...
27FEB
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
27FEB
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  11:00-12:00 Martigny, room 106

We address the optimization of a computer model, where each simulation either fails or returns a valid output performance. We suggest a joint Gaussian process model for classification of the inputs (computation failure or success) and for regression of the performance function. We discuss the maximum likelihood estimation of the covariance parameters, with a stochastic ... Read more about "Gaussian process optimization with simulation failures"
By Dr. François Bachoc
28FEB
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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

By: Eric Balkanski - Harvard University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Many methods in optimization are inherently sequential and consequently cannot be efficiently parallelized. In this talk, I will describe a novel approach called adaptive sampling that yields algorithms whose parallel running time is exponentially faster than any previous algorithm for submodular optimization. Maximizing a submodular ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: The Adaptive Complexity of Submodular Optimization: Exponentially Faster Algorithms for Machine Learning and Beyond"
04MAR
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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

By: Marinka Zitnik - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Large datasets are being generated that can transform biology and medicine. New machine learning methods are necessary to unlock these data and open doors for scientific discoveries. In this talk, I will argue that, in order to advance science, machine learning models should not be ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Deep Learning for Network Biomedicine"
05MAR
  12:15 SV 1717

The mechanisms that allow enteric pathogens to colonize the intestine in the presence of the microbiota and how host immunity and the indigenous microbiota regulate pathogen colonization remain poorly understood. Our laboratory is using Citrobacter rodentium, a mouse pathogen that models human infections by enteropathogenic E. coli, to understand the mechanisms that regulate the colonization ... Read more about "Gabriel Nuñez // Microbiota-Host Interactions in Health and Disease"
By Gabriel Nuñez, Department of Pathology and Rogel Cancer Center, University ...
06MAR
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  18:00-19:30 CO 2

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from July to September 2019 - you will be able to discover at a glance a choice of internships in 180 ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"
07MAR
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
07MAR
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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

By: Avishay Tal - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: This talk is motivated by three (seemingly unrelated) questions: 1. For which tasks do quantum algorithms outperform classical computation? 2. Does parallel computing always offer a speed-up, or are some tasks inherently sequential? 3. Do randomized algorithms have deterministic counterparts with similar memory footprint? We ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Sparse Polynomial Approximations and their applications to Quantum Advantage, Parallel Computation, and Pseudorandomness"
07MAR
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  13:00-17:00 Room CM1 103

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation tools in multiple physics. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction to ANSYS Multiphysics Structural ... Read more about "Ansys EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00"
By CADFEM Academics Switzerland
11MAR
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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

By: Mrinmaya Sachan - Carnegie Mellon University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Over the past decade, the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen striking developments. Yet, today’s AI systems sorely lack the essence of human intelligence i.e. our ability to (a) understand language and grasp its meaning, (b) assimilate common-sense background knowledge of the world, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Towards Literate Artificial Intelligence"
12MAR
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  12:00-18:00 SG 094.11

EPFL organizes every year a Specialized Master’s Day to present these programs more specifically to interested students. In 2019 this day will be organized on Tuesday March 12th, in the SG Hall. After each presentation, a snack will be offered to the participants. Program: From 12:00 to 18:00, presentations and information booths will give you ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day 2019"
12MAR
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  14:00-15:00 INR 113

This talk provides upper and lower bounds on the optimal guessing moments of a random variable taking values on a finite set when side information may be available. These moments quantify the number of guesses required for correctly identifying the unknown object and, similarly to Arikan's bounds, they are expressed in terms of the Arimoto-R\'{e}nyi ... Read more about "Guess What ?"
By Prof. Igal Sason, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Igal Sason ...
14MAR
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  09:00-16:30 TBA

During this day, we will present different techniques and tools that will help you fully embrace the Open Science Way when writing scientific code. In the morning you will be able to follow three ex-cathedra presentations, whereas in the afternoon we are organizing a workshop. We have alimited number of places for the workshop. For ... Read more about "EPFL SoOpen 2019"
18MAR
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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

By: Natacha Crooks - University of Texas at Austin IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Cloud storage offers these applications simplicity: the abstraction of a failure-free, perfectly scalable black-box. While appealing, offloading data to the cloud is not without challenges. Cloud storage systems often favour weaker levels of isolation and consistency. These weaker guarantees introduce behaviours that, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: A client-centric approach to transactional datastores"
19MAR
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
25MAR
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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

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"
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 ...
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
09MAY
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  12:00-13:30 MED 2 1522

"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
28MAY
  16:15 SV 1717

The Bonger lab combines organic chemistry with molecular biology and biochemistry to target and answer biological questions related to autoimmune- and protein misfolding diseases. Active projects include Coordination-Assisted Bioorthogonal Chemistry, Selective targeting of autoreactive B-cells and Chemoenzymatic subcellular protein labeling. Read more about "TBA"
By Dr. Kimberley Bonger, Radboud University, Netherlands
18OCT
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  08:30-18:30 RLC E1 240

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of EPFL, its President Martin Vetterli invites you to explore what is Open Science with world-class researchers and influential policy makers. How can we successfully transition to digital scholarship? What will knowledge production and dissemination resemble in the future? This day will be dedicated to discussing the promises and challenges ... Read more about "Open Science Day"