Conferences - Seminars

22MAY
  08:30-17:30 BI A0 448

Kujtesë BejtullahuPowerful algorithms, which are capable of learning, are increasingly controlling various aspects of modern society: from social interactions (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube), economics (e.g., Uber, AirBnB, Banking), learning (e.g., Wikipedia, MOOCs), to governance (Judgements, Policing, Voting). These algorithms have a tremendous potential to change our lives for the better, but, via the ability ... Read more about "Computation and Society Workshop"
By - Anita Auer - University of Lausanne - Kujtesë BejtullahuInternational Risk Governance Center ...
22MAY
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Cécile Hebert Thesis advisor: Prof. Pacal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Graham Knott Abstract Abstract—Dislocations in materials such as crystals carry valuable information which may be incorporated to characterize their topology and interaction mechanisms. Therefore, obtaining accurate reconstruction of the 3D geometry of dislocations is the key step for successfully analyzing ... Read more about "Delineating Dislocations"
By Okan Altingövde
22MAY
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By: Luca Trevisan - UC Berkeley Abstract: Spectral clustering algorithms find clusters in a given network by exploiting properties of the eigenvectors of matrices associated with the network. As a first step, one computes a spectral embedding, that is a mapping of nodes to points in a low-dimensional real space; then one uses geometric clustering ... Read more about "IC Talk: A Theory of Spectral Clustering"
22MAY
  11:00-13:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Graham Knott Abstract We study the problem of multi-class image segmentation in Electron Microscopy(EM) images with the focus on extracting intricate structures made up of multiple parts. The problem is formulated as a structured prediction task and we review two ... Read more about "Multi-class image segmentation in EM images"
By Pamuditha Udaranga Wickramasinghe
23MAY
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

15th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture Several physical observables of materials have their theoretical root in geometrical properties of the electronic ground state. To start with, I will outline the modern theory of the insulating state, which addresses all kinds of insulators (band, Mott, Anderson...), discriminating them from metals by means of a very simple geometrical ... Read more about "Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state"
By Raffaele Resta (Democritos IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy)
24MAY
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  17:30-18:45 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.1

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "Radar signal processing and Radar clutter models". 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. Maria Sabina Greco, Professor at the University of Pisa ...
25MAY
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  14:30-15:30 INM 202

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
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
  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 Background papers Read more about "Sharing for Concurrent Analytical Workloads on GPU"
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 Background papers Read more about "Encouraging and enabling conciseness in text production"
By Kristina Gligoric

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

31MAY
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  17:15-18:00 SG 1138

Leçon d'honneur du Prof. Anton Schleiss Par Prof. Anton Schleiss Les constructions hydrauliques : La fascination nourrit l’innovation Les constructions hydrauliques, notamment les barrages, font partie des plus grands ouvrages réalisés par l’homme. L’histoire nous apprends que la prospérité économique d’une société et sa richesse culturelle partout dans le monde était toujours étroitement lié au ... Read more about "Leçons inaugurales - Leçons d'honneur"

Sporting events

01MAY
30JUN
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On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"

Miscellaneous

27FEB
29MAY
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Open Night @ Octanis"
26MAY
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  14:00-16:00 INF 3

Contenu de l'atelier Une introduction à Scratch à travers des exercices et défis Un projet personnel selon ton niveau La rencontre d'une professionnelle Conditions Ouvert à toutes les filles de 13-15 ans (en 9, 10 ou 11S) sans prérequis d'expérience ainsi qu'aux filles dès 11 ans (dès la 8P) qui ont déjà suivi un de ... Read more about "Atelier de Coding pour les filles"

Internal trainings

30APR
29MAY
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  18:15-19:30 MED 3 2215

At Octanis, we do things. We work on low-cost, open source solutions for practical problems. Currently, we are developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover for antarctic expeditions. Curious to learn more but don't have much time? Get a glimpse of how we work at our Drive Thru at EPFL! At this weekly ... Read more about "Octanis Drive Thru"
23MAY
24MAY
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  08:30-17:00 VPSI Conference Room

The second Origin fundamentals Workshop is also very successful, thanks to everyone ! We got the double of registrations than the seats in the room. For this reason the registration has to be closed. If there are more people interested, please send an email to the Organizer. Because of the number of participants, the second ... Read more about "Origin fundamentals Workshop"
By Markus Höhnen from ADDITIVE
24MAY
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans la jungle des réseaux sociaux à disposition, comment s’y retrouver ? Quels sont-ils, à quoi servent-ils, à qui parlent-ils ? Au-delà de l’aspect chronophage, les réseaux sociaux sont un véritable soutien à vos projets de recherche, pour autant qu’ils soient utilisés à bon escient. L’atelier entreprend de répondre aux questions suivantes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: #marecherche : Rayonner grâce aux réseaux sociaux"
By Florence Hügi, formatrice d’adultes et coach, spécialiste du leadership ...
01JUN
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Suite à la mise en place de l'ordonnance pour l’utilisation des logiciels soumis à contrat de licence, uns séance d'information à propos des droits d'utilisation des logiciels de l'EPFL sera présentée par la VPSI. Cette ordonnance est applicable à toutes les personnes à l'EPFL : collaborateurs, étudiants, externes. Les pages avec les informations sur ces ... Read more about "Information sur les droits d'utilisation des logiciels"

Call for proposal

15MAY
11JUN
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Inside Look brings talented computer science students studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to a Google office for an insider view of engineering at Google. This two-day, all expenses paid program will take place at the Google offices in Munich, and selected students will get to hear from a diverse range of Googlers ... Read more about "Google Inside Look 2018"