Conferences - Seminars

05MAR
22MAR
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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!"
19MAR
  08:45-15:45 SV1717

Open symposium organized by the COST Action GREEKC (Gene Regulation Ensemble Effort for Kwnoledge Commons). Read more about "Gene Regulatory Elements : From Data to Models To Software"
By Tim Hughes, Harmen Bussemaker, Sachi Inukai, Tim Bailey, Erik van ...
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
20MAR
  09:15 SV 1717

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES FACULTY RECRUITING SEMINAR Abstract: Proteins and multi-protein complexes play crucial roles in our cells. The amino-acid sequence of a protein encodes its function, including its structure and its possible interactions. In evolution, random mutations affect the sequence, while natural selection acts at the level of function. Hence, shedding light on the ... Read more about "Inferring Interaction Partners and Evolutionary Constraints from Protein Sequences"
By Anne-Florence Bitbol, Ph.D., CNRS & Sorbonne University, Paris (F)
20MAR
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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

By: Suriya Gunsekar - Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago IC Faculty candidate Abstract: In this talk, I will overview our recent progress towards understanding how we learn large capacity machine learning models. In the modern practice of machine learning, especially deep learning, many successful models have far more trainable parameters compared to the number of ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Rethinking the role of optimization in learning"
20MAR
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  13:15-15:15 INM 203

Wednesday 20 March 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 "Observational Studies - Talk by Prof. Bob West"
20MAR
  14:15 SV 1717

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES FACULTY RECRUITING SEMINAR Abstract: Standardized, multi-omics datasets are becoming increasingly available, but major impediments prevent the realization of impact of big data resources. Integrative approaches that bridge the molecular and system sciences bring the promise of leveraging large-scale data to maximize its potential. Here, I present the development of in silico ... Read more about "From Genomics to Molecular Mechanisms: Leveraging Big Data with Integrative Workflows"
By Elizabeth Brunk, Ph.D., University of California San Diego, CA ...
21MAR
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  17:15-18:45 RLC A1 110

Discover PREreview, an open platform that facilitates the collaborative writing of preprints reviews by a growing community of contributors. Everyone welcome, whether early career researcher or not, from the Life Sciences or from any other discipline! The presentation will be followed by drinks! Register here! ----- Because of its fundamental role in research evaluation, scientific ... Read more about "Pre-prints and journal clubs: empowering the next generation of peer reviewers"
By Daniela Saderi
22MAR
23MAR
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  08:30-19:00 Campus Biotech

Brainhack is a 2-day hackathon on brain technologies, mostly brain imaging but not only. To participate, you don’t need to know anything about the brain, just to bring yours! We welcome anyone from coders to doctors. Contrarily to traditional hackathons during which teams compete, brainhacks are collaborative: all teams work on different projects and we’ll ... Read more about "Brainhack Open Geneva 2019"
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"
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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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

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

Thesis defenses

20MAR
  17:15 BC 02

Thesis directors: Prof. J.-P. Hubaux ,Prof. K. C. Huguenin Programme doctoral en Informatique et communications. Thesis 9373 Read more about "Interdependent and Multi-Subject Privacy: Threats, Analysis and Protection"
By Alexandra-Mihaela OLTEANU

Public Science Events

21MAR
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  10:00-18:00 STCC 2 52

Nous sommes très heureux de vous accueillir à la 6ème édition du Salon des Technologies et de l'Innovation de Lausanne. Seront présentés les start-up, laboratoires, entreprises les plus innovantes de Suisse. Vous aimez les nouvelles technologies? Elon Musk est votre idole? Vous avez deux jambes? Venez les rencontrer autour de stands intéractifs. Vous decouvrirez d'étonnantes ... Read more about "SALON DES TECHNOLOGIES ET DE L'INNOVATION DE LAUSANNE"
25MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Forum Rolex

The Ig Nobel Awards honor research that makes people laugh, then think. With Marc Abrahams Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research Claire Rind, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK 2005 Peace Prize winner — Monitoring a brain cell of a locust while that locust watches selected ... Read more about "Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2019"
By Marc Abraham, Claire Rind, Marc Fardin, Mark Dingemanse

Sciences Activities for Youth

30MAR
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  08:30-17:00 EPFL, Salle INF 3, Bâtiment INF

Une journée pour s'amuser en découvrant le code et la programmation à l'aide de Scratch. Les enfants utiliseront l'ordinateur comme outil créatif afin d'imaginer, programmer et partager des petites animations, histoires et mini jeux. Inscriptions pour les enfants de 8 à 12 ans accompagnés d'un adulte sur: https://scratchday.ch Prix: CHF 5.- 1 billet par enfant, ... Read more about "Scratch Day à l'EPFL"

Exhibitions

26FEB
31MAR
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  07:00-23:59 RLC D1 230

A l’occasion de la Semaine de la durabilité, découvrez une sélection de livres autour de la thématique de la biodiversité, issus des collections de la Bibliothèque. De quoi parle-t-on ? La biodiversité peut être défini comme un réseau d’interactions et d’interdépendances entre des dizaines de millions d’espèce, autrement dit des milliards d’êtres vivants. Ce sont ... Read more about "Biodiversity Rhapsody : une sélection de livres 100% durables"
By EPFL Library
18MAR
22MAR
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"90 days, 6 countries, 16k photos on my memory cards and the deep sensation to have experienced something unique. A journey among cultures, religion and enriching people. But most of all, a trip amongst colours. Of the people’s eyes, of women’s saris, of the desert sand. An entirely new way to define and understand colour, ... Read more about "Exposition Photo - Colors of Asia"

Call for proposal

22MAR
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With this call, SUDAC promotes the establishment of 2-3 Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOCs) in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. This call is not about funding research projects, but aims at establishing institutional co-operation. CLOCs must: Be related to at least 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cooperate with at least 2 COFER ... Read more about "[ SUDAC – swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network | Funding for institutional co-operation in the Global South ]"
27MAR
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The Call for 2020 EIT Health Business Plan Proposals is now open. EPFL is an Associate Partner in EIT Health and can participate in all projects, although the total funding available for EPFL is capped. Final proposals are due by 27 March 2019. Please note that, for Innovation Projects, a pre-proposal must be submitted to ... Read more about "[ EIT Health Business Plan 2020 - Calls for Proposals | Research funding ]"
27MAR
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CORNET was initiated as an ERA-NET in 2005 and was supported by the European Commission’s 6th and 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development until 2011, when it became a self-sustained network. CORNET’s aim is to increase competitiveness of SMEs by funding international pre-competitive, market-oriented research projects via biannual calls for proposals. The calls follow ... Read more about "[ Collective Research Networking (CORNET) | International pre-competitive research funding on energy ]"
30MAR
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Aujourd’hui on trouve de plus en plus de robots humanoïdes, en vente libre, qui sont destinés à s’installer dans nos foyers pour remplir des tâches domestiques, garder nos enfants, servir de meilleur ami ou de compagnon sexuel. TA Swiss commissionne une étude interdisciplinaire visant à évaluer les chances et les risques de l’entrée dans nos ... Read more about "[ TA Swiss – Foundation for Technology Assessment | Research funding on robots, empathy and emotions ]"
31MAR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the ETH Zurich for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Asia. In 2018, ETH Zurich opened a call for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020. Who can apply: senior ... Read more about "[ SERI | OPPORTUNITY GRANTS WITH CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND THE ASEAN REGION ]"
31MAR
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
31MAR
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The Wyss Center is a translational research center that accelerates the development of neurotechnology research into clinical solutions for human benefit. The Wyss Center welcomes informal inquiries, from anywhere in the world, about projects that could complement its existing programs and make full use of the Wyss center’s research platforms and human resources (e.g. neuroscientists, ... Read more about "[ Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering | Research funding ]"
31MAR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Mobility Grants enable the young generation of scientists to take ... Read more about "[ ZHAW - Call for Mobility Grants with South Asia and Iran | Mobility funding ]"
31MAR
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The UK-based charity, Wellcome Trust, launched the Innovator Awards to support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant and measurable impact on human health. You can work in any discipline on any type of technology: Priority focus areas: diagnostics, drug repurposing, mental health, but also neglected tropical diseases, ... Read more about "[ Wellcome Trust - Innovator awards | Research funding ]"
31MAR
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On February 1st, 2019 the SNSF launches SPIRIT, a new program aimed at fostering international scientific collaboration between researchers based in Switzerland and their counterparts in 127 SPIRIT partner countries receiving development assistance. A highly competitive selection process is in place, with 12 projects being funded per year. Who can apply: Max. 4 applicants. At ... Read more about "[ SNSF SPIRIT funding for collaborative scientific projects with countries receiving development assistance | Research funding]"

Cultural events

24MAR
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  17:00-20:30 Campus Biotech, Auditorium H8

HackaHealth — Make your abilities matter During the weekend of March 22-24th, interdisciplinary teams will work on projects defined by people with disabilities to tackle challenges in their daily living. The teams are composed of makers, engineers, designer and the users themselves, for a holistic and user-centric approach to hacking. A closing ceremony invites the ... Read more about "HackaHealth - Closing Ceremony"

Internal trainings

19MAR
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

Description In the business world as well as in universities, strategies for power games and assertiveness become increasingly important with each career step. For women, the “likability” requirement often represents an additional challenge. Have you ever experienced “games” being played withunspoken rules, not knowing how to act or play along? This workshop reveals and decodes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Increase your assertiveness in institutional power games"
By Lic.phil. Sibyl Schädeli, lecturer, coach ICF PCC, and consultant
19MAR
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  13:30-16:00 CO 122

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism to the PhD supervisor, an expert or a journal reviewer. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism Use i-thenticate to correct ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"
26MAR
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  09:00-12:00 INM 202

The objectives of the course are Reminder on basics in chemistry Recognising and managing some specific hazards and risks Utility and essential points of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Preventing events/ knowing how to choose safety equipment Storing chemicals and waste safely The training is addressed to people using chemicals at work and at home. Read more about "MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL HAZARDS AND RISKS - Complementary training"
By Sebastian Brücker
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Understand the stakes of citation Reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism Cite ... Read more about "Citation best practices"