Conferences - Seminars

20AUG
  10:30-11:30 GC C1 384

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Alexandre Massoud Alahi Co-examiner: Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran Abstract Autonomous vehicles rely on an accurate perception module. One of the fundamental challenges is to efficiently track pedestrians surrounding a vehicle to anticipate risky situations. Over the past decades, researchers have formulated the tracking problem as ... Read more about "Multi-task learning for autonomous driving"
By George Adaimi
21AUG
  14:00-16:00 BC 129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Gastpar Co-examiner: Prof. Volkan Cevher Abstract There is an increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The main cause seems to lie in the fundamental disconnection between theory and practise in data analysis. While the former typically relies on statistical ... Read more about "Adaptive Data Analysis and Error-Control via Information Measures"
By Amedeo Esposito
22AUG
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Marc Robinson, professor at the Department of evolution and ecology at UNIL, will present the benefits from publishing preprints. Alain Foehn, PhD student at the Laboratory of hydraulic constructions at EPFL, will share his experience with submitting a paper to Elsevier. Read more about "NoonTalk#4: Publishing preprints"
23AUG
  09:30-11:30 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Alexandre Alahi Abstract Deep neural networks dominate the state-of-the-art models in tasks of computer vision, speech, bioinformatics etc. However, training modern deep neural networks is difficult, because of the highly non-convexity of the objective functions. On one hand, deep neural ... Read more about "Training and Tuning Deep Neural Networks: Faster, Stronger and Better"
By Chen Liu
23AUG
  13:00-15:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Ali Sayed Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Patrick Thiran Abstract In the recent years, there has been an increasing number of works that couples continuous-time processes with iterative descent methods in optimization literature to provide alternative perspective to convergence analysis and develop new algorithms. Background papers Coupling and ... Read more about "Differential Equations and Continuous-Time Dynamics in Optimization and Sampling"
By Ali Kavis
27AUG
  09:00-11:00 INR 212

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Rajman Thesis advisor: Prof. Pearl Pu Co-examiner: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Abstract In the recent years, the successful application of sequence to sequence neural networks to statistical machine translation, including the usage of attention mechanism for the aim of translation alignment, has inspired a huge amount of work in ... Read more about "Modeling Emotional Dialogs with Sequence to Sequence Networks"
By Yubo Xie
27AUG
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Abstract Diagnosis and treatment methods based on big genomic data are becoming widespread as the cost of genome sequencing decreases gradually. In this context, disease-gene association studies are of great importance. The genomic data is very sensitive when compared to other data types and contains information about the individual and his / her relatives. Many ... Read more about "Achieving Scalable and Privacy-Preserving Whole Genome Variant Queries"
By Dr. Mete Akgün, University of Tübingen, Germany
27AUG
  14:00-16:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Abstract We consider the problem of policy optimization in Reinforcement Learning via policy gradient method. We first show that it is possible to design a theoretical update rule for the policy parameters that converges to an optimal policy. ... Read more about "Policy gradient methods for Reinforcement Learning"
By Paul Rolland
28AUG
  09:00-11:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Michael Unser Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli Co-examiner: Prof. Michael Gastpar Abstract Background papers Theory and Practice of Irregular Sampling (Part I only), by Feichtinger, H.G., Gröchening, K. Perfect Recovery and Sensitivity Analysis of Time Encoded Bandlimited Signals, by Lazar, A., Tóth, T. A Review of the Integrate-and-Fire Neuron ... Read more about "Sampling using Unsynchronized Time Encoding Machines"
By Karen Adam
29AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Abstract Background papers Read more about "Markov Chains for Light Transport"
By Merlin Nimier-David
29AUG
  10:15 BC 420

Abstract In mix networks, communication anonymity is achieved by relaying messages through multiple routers called mixes, where each mix shuffles messages independently. Mix networks were originally set up as fixed sequences of mixes, called cascades. Later, more flexible configurations were proposed, such as free routes, where routes are not fixed and can be any sequence ... Read more about "Multiparty Routing: Secure Routing for Mixnets"
By Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, KU Leuven, Belgium
29AUG
  11:15-13:15 RLC D1 661

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Boi Faltings Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Co-examiner: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Abstract Background papers Apprenticeship Learning via Inverse Reinforcement Learning, by Pieter Abbel and Andrew Ng [ICML04] Model-free Imitation Learning with Policy Optimization, by Jonathan Ho, Jayesh Gupta and Stefano Ermon [ICML16] Understanding Black-box ... Read more about "Understanding the Behaviour of Inverse Reinforcement Learning Agents"
By Teresa Yeo
29AUG
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Abstract The digitalization of most of today's world activities have given rise to a new class of decentralized and trustless systems. For one, distributed ledgers have found practical use in less than 10 years and have generated an ... Read more about "Improvements on Distributed Ledgers Applications and Self Sovereign Identity Systems"
By Nicolas Gailly
30AUG
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Mark Pauly Abstract Background papers Read more about "Learning Light Scattering Distributions"
By Delio Vicini
30AUG
  11:00-13:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Emre Telatar Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Kuhn Abstract Neural networks have shown great promise for task automation. However, the discovery of adversarial examples has upset this promise: small perturbations of the input data make the misclassification rate greatly increase. Recent approaches have been shown empirically ... Read more about "Obtaining Robust Classifiers via Regularization and Averaging Schemes."
By Fabian Latorre Gomez
30AUG
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  14:00-15:00 INR 113

We consider transmission over a cloud radio access network (CRAN) focusing on the framework of oblivious processing at the relay nodes (radio units), i.e., the relays are not cognizant of the users' codebooks. This approach is motivated by future wireless communications (5G and beyond) and the theoretical results connect to a variety of different information ... Read more about "Cloud Radio Access Networks, Distributed Information Bottleneck, and more: A Unified Information Theoretic View"
By Prof. Shlomo Shamai
The Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion-Israel ...
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
31AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam (retake) Exam president: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Thesis advisor: Prof. Mark Pauly Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Computing a feasible disassembly sequence of parts for a given 3D structure is a fundamental research topic in geometric reasoning. Its inverse problem, which is to create the geometry of a 3D assembly according to predefined ... Read more about "A Graph-based Method for Understanding Interlocking Assemblies"
By Ziqi Wang
31AUG
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Abstract The introduction of computational resources at the network edge allows us to offload computation from clients and/or servers, thereby reducing response latency, backbone bandwidth, and computational requirements on clients. More fundamentally, edge-computing moves us from a Client-Server model to a Client-Edge-Server model. While this is an attractive paradigm for many applications, it raises the ... Read more about "CESSNA - Resilient Edge Computing"
By Dr. Yotam Harchol
University of California, Berkeley , USA
03SEP
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Dr. François Fleuret Abstract Background papers Distilling the Knowledge in a Neural Network, by Hinton, G., Vinyals, O., Dean, J. Rethinking Feature Distribution for Loss Functions in Image Classification, by Wan, W., et al. Constrained Convolutional ... Read more about "Learning Compact Neural Networks"
By Shuxuan Guo
03SEP
  10:00-12:00 BC 03

EDIC candidacy exam (retake) Exam president: Prof. Robert West Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract The cognitive dissonance phenomena states that people feel a mental discomfort when they are exposed to information that challenges their prior beliefs. This causes homophily which is socializing with people of same beliefs, and selective exposure, ... Read more about "Analyzing Political Polarization in Twitter"
By Elmas Tugrulcan
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"
03SEP
  11:00-13:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Boi Faltings Thesis advisor: Prof. Matthias Grossglauser Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Improving Neural Machine Translation through Interlingua"
By Aswin Suresh
04SEP
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The vast majority of our knowledge on vibrio pathogenesis is based on the ancient and well-studied human pathogen, V. cholerae. Often neglected and relegated to specialized journals are vibrio infections in non-human species. While the studies of animal pathogens have benefited from the era of genomics, the search for pathogenesis determinants is often biased by ... Read more about "Environmental vibrios : « a walk on the wild side »"
By Frédérique Le Roux, Laboratory of Integrative Biology of Marine Models ...
06SEP
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) methods were developed on the assumption that an organic molecule would crystallize in its most stable crystal structure. Even implementing this approach is a challenge to computational chemistry methods,[1] as shown by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre’s blind tests.[2] Polymorphism adds additional challenges, as this is usually a kinetic phenomenon with ... Read more about "Can we predict how pharmaceuticals will crystallize?"
By Prof. Sally Price (University College London, UK)
07SEP
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Today's global society strongly relies on collaborative document editing, which plays an increasingly large role in sensitive workflows. While other collaborative venues, such as secure messaging, have seen secure protocols being standardized and widely implemented, the same cannot be said for collaborative document editing. Popular tools such as Google Docs, Microsoft Office365 and Etherpad are ... Read more about "Capsule: A Protocol for Secure Collaborative Document Editing"
By Nadim Kobeissi
11SEP
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

What strategies can I use to increase student participation? What potential advantages for student learning? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: explain the importance of using interactive teaching strategies; select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives; construct effective interactive teaching scenarios. Read more about "Effective Interactive Teaching"
By Siara Isaac
11SEP
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Abstract: Have you ever been stuck in meetings with discussions going in circles, meetings from which no decision emerges or one with which everyone is frustrated? Do you sometimes feel that you misunderstood the relationships among members of your professional or personal circles? Have you ever wondered how you could get to stop smoking, eat ... Read more about "Understanding decisions, relationships and behaviors through text… and Natural Language Processing"
By Léa Deleris
13SEP
  10:00-12:00 INF 211

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Babak Falsafi Thesis advisor: Prof. Arjen Lenstra Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Serge Vaudenay Co-examiner: Prof. Bryan Ford Abstract Background papers Lattice Signatures and Bimodal Gaussians (BLISS), by Ducas, L., et al. Side-Channel Attacks on BLISS Lattice-Based Signatures -- Exploiting Branch Tracing Against strongSwan and Electromagnetic Emanations in Microcontrollers, by Espitau, ... Read more about "Side-channel evaluation of NIST's candidates for post-quantum standardisation"
By Aymeric Genet
09OCT
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  09:00-17:00 CO 120

This workshop puts participants to practice lecturing by presenting 5 minutes of their teaching. Advice and feedback is given based to develop scientific communication skills appropriate for teaching Read more about "Effective Lecturing"
By Ingrid Le Duc
09NOV
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Machine learning has come to play a prominent role in modern finance. Current applications range from text-based analysis of business reports to deep learning for credit risk and portfolio management. But the noise and behavioral elements inherent in financial data often require nonstandard machine learning solutions, possibly yet to be developed. The full potential of ... Read more about "Swissquote Conference 2018 on Machine Learning in Finance"
By Hans Buehler, JP Morgan - Rama Cont, University of Oxford - Isabelle ...
15NOV
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, SG

The topic of the Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018 is "Inter- and Transdisciplinarity in a Digital World". With this day, we want to explore and reflect experiences and visions on how digitalisation can be devised for inter- and transdisciplinary research and education in a meaningful way. More information and call for contributions Read more about "Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018"

Exhibitions

08JUL
31DEC
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine

Thesis defenses

22AUG
  17:30 BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. K. Aberer ,Prof. M. I. Schumacher Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8310 Read more about "Privacy - Preserving Data Exchange and Aggregation in Healthcare"
By Alevtina DUBOVITSKAYA
30AUG
  16:30 BC 410

Thesis directors : Prof. M. Pauly , Prof. A. Tagliasacchi Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8573 Read more about "Real-Time Generative Hand Modeling and Tracking"
By Anastasia TKACH
31AUG
  17:00 BM 5202

Thesis director : Prof. S. Vaudenay Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8681 Read more about "Provably Secure Authenticated Encryption"
By Damian VIZÁR
31AUG
  18:00 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. C. Koch Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8762 Read more about "Compilation and Code Optimization for Data Analytics"
By Amir SHAIKHHA
06SEP
  17:00 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. R. Guerraoui Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8761 Read more about "The Complexity of Reliable and Secure Distributed Transactions"
By Jingjing WANG
07SEP
  17:00 BC 410

Thesis directors : Prof. B. Falsafi , Prof. E. Bugnion Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8749 Read more about "Network-Compute Co-Design for Distributed In-Memory Computing"
By Alexandros DAGLIS
10SEP
  16:15 MXF 1

Thesis director : Prof. M. Odersky Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8733 Read more about "Cross-Platform Language Design"
By Sébastien Jean R DOERAENE

Celebrations

24SEP
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  17:15-20:00 SKIL Building

The SKIL (Student Kreativity and Innovation Laboratory) is a custom-made experimental infrastructure for students which has been initiated and established by the ENAC School - essentially a big, well-equipped workshop and co-working space in which students can set their creativity free, aided and coached by other students and professional SKIL staff. This dedicated (maker)space offers ... Read more about "Kick off event for the SKIL"
27SEP
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  15:00-20:00 RLC E1 240

VILLUM FONDEN, VELUX FONDEN and VELUX STIFTUNG present the prestigious Daylight Award ceremony 2018 – A celebration of daylight in architecture and daylight research, at the Rolex Forum on September 27th 2018, from 15-20. This year The Daylight Award honors the Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi for his outstanding architecture, and the American researcher Greg Ward ... Read more about "The Daylight Award Ceremony"
By Hiroshi Sambuichi is awarded The Daylight Award for his `Daylight ...

Miscellaneous

23AUG
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  12:15-13:15 CE 1

The School Assembly is pleased to invite you to our upcoming information session on the following consultation: Revision of the Directive concerning professional travel and the reimbursement of expenses (LEX 5.6.1) and the related Directive on the use of credit cards at EPFL (LEX 5.4.1) Thursday, 23rd August, from 12:15pm to 1:15pm in room CE ... Read more about "School Assembly: information session: professional travel directive"

Internal trainings

21AUG
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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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
27AUG
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  10:00-12:30 MED 2 1522

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
28AUG
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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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
04SEP
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  10:00-12:30 MED 2 1522

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
04SEP
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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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
06SEP
07SEP
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  09:00-17:00 ELA 1

Exploring research programs funded by grant-making Foundations >> Check the full program here >> Check the flyer here >> Registration here ************************************************ Aim Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of grant-making foundations supporting Swiss-based research? Whether you have just started exploring the funding landscape or are currently seeking research funding, and whether you ... Read more about "EPFL Grant-making Foundation Days"
06SEP
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  10:00-12:30 CM 1 100

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
07SEP
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  10:00-12:30 CM 1 100

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
11SEP
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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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
14SEP
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description et objectifs Do you sometimes feel caught up in the demands of work and life? Does your focus at times become reactive rather than proactive? Do you wish to improve your sense of balance for performing at your best? Instead of compulsively prioritizing, let’s tap into something fundamental and powerful: self-leadership! This workshop will ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Everything begins with self-leadership"
By Marie-Paule Haefliger, psychologist, business and executive coach, and trainer
14SEP
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  09:00-17:30 BC 410

Are you a Python or R user? Learn how to share your research code in a reproducible and interactive way using mybinder.org This one day workshop will help you get your Github repository "binder ready", getting data in and out, how to use RStudio or C++, and you get to ask the Binder team anything ... Read more about "Binder - Sharing reproducible and interactive research code"
By Tim Head (Wild Tree Technologies) is an independent software developer ...
18SEP
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description Les relations de travail ne sont pas toujours un long fleuve tranquille. De simples désaccords ou des tensions passagères peuvent évoluer en conflits larvés ou ouverts. Les relations interpersonnelles et l’organisation du travail peuvent engendrer des situations anormales comme le harcèlement (moral et sexuel) et le burnout. Les conséquences touchent non seulement les personnes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Les relations de travail : un long fleuve tranquille ?"
By Raymonde Richter, avocate et médiatrice FSM, CSMC et FSA, médiatrice ...
24SEP
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By   Service de gestion des absences
24SEP
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs La femme prend de plus en plus sa place dans le monde académique. Des modèles de référence inspirent votre parcours. Quel regard portez-vous sur vos collègues, femmes et hommes et quel est l’impact du regard des autres sur vous et sur vos choix ? Cernez vos ressources personnelles pour développer votre carrière ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Question de regard ? Perception de soi et choix de carrière"
By Ana María Vidal, formatrice, coach ICF, conférencière et écrivaine
26SEP
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  09:30-11:30 CH G1 495

Objectives of the course - At the end of the training, participant will be able to explain laser hazards and risks. - Participant will have basic knowledge on US and European laser safety regulation and laser classes. - Participant will understand general technical, organizational and personal control measures applicable to laser risk. - Participant will ... Read more about "LASER HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Anna Maria Novello
28SEP
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  09:30-12:00 CH G1 495

Program - Nanomaterials: definitions, types - Nanomaterials: What are possible differences in the behaviour of nanomaterials compared to the corresponding bulk material? - Aerosol: particle deposition in the lungs depending on particles size - Routes of exposure to nanomaterials - Measure the nanomaterial concentration at your work place? - Current risk assessment methods specific to ... Read more about "NANOMATERIALS SAFETY - Complementary training"
By Anna Maria Novello
Elina Buitrago
11OCT
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  13:30-14:00 CH G1 495

Program (*): - Static magnetic field. Units. - The main interactions of static magnetic field with the human body - The main dangers related to the magnetic field - Standards and regulations related to the level of exposure - EPFL: Magnetic field measurements and safety rules. - How can I work safely? (*) We reserve ... Read more about "MAGNETIC FIELD HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Amela Groso
Damien Stricker
11OCT
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  15:00-16:30 CH G1 495

All users of cryogenic gases should be fully aware of the associated risks and how they can be safely used. The DSPS-SCC offers a short training suitable for anyone using, handling, storing, or responsible for the safety of cryogenic gases. The users will be made aware of the hazards of cryogenic gases so they can ... Read more about "CRYOGENIC HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Damien Stricker
Amela Groso
12OCT
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, bi a2 468

This workshop is opened both to women and men Description Academic mobility comes in two main flavours: accepting a research position abroad, and short-term travelling for collaborations, meetings or fieldwork. Both can provide great opportunities as well as challenges, especially with children involved. Mobility can be an important factor for success in an academic career, ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning"
By Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
18OCT
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  09:00-12:00 BCH 4310

The objectives of this training are Reminder on basics in chemistry Recognising some specific hazards Recognising the utility and the essential points of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Preventing events/ knowing how to choose safety equipment 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
02NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description De quoi se compose un budget : quelles sont les dépenses et revenus d’un budget de recherche ? A quel organisme demandons-nous ce financement ? Quelle est son influence sur la nature des sommes qu’on peut demander ? Comment construire ce budget : quels paramètres devons-nous prendre en compte afin d’évaluer correctement les sommes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Budgets de recherche"
By Dr Luc Gauthier, sociologue, Grants Office Manager, Université de Neuchâtel
05NOV
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
06NOV
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  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives Professional careers are partially based on technical, scientific, and professional skills (“what you know”) and partially on social networks and professional networks (“who you know”). However, many young professionals are surprised to discover that “who you know” is often much more important than “what you know” in determining interesting job offers and ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Developing and harnessing professional networks"
By Dr. Tanja Wranik, work and organizational psychologist FSP, business and ...
09NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs La matinée est organisée en table-ronde avec des représentant-e-s de la Délégation à l’égalité et le Service égalité de l’Université de Genève. L’après-midi sera dispensé un atelier pratique autour de la leçon d’épreuve. Cette journée cherchera à répondre aux questions suivantes : Comment se déroule une procédure de nomination ? Comment s’y ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Devenir professeure, mettre toutes les chances de son côté !"
By Table ronde : Membres de la Délégation à l’égalité et ...
29NOV
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  13:30-15:30 CH G1 495

Objectives of the course - At the end of the training, participant will be able to explain laser hazards and risks. - Participant will have basic knowledge on US and European laser safety regulation and laser classes. - Participant will understand general technical, organizational and personal control measures applicable to laser risk. - Participant will ... Read more about "LASER HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Amela Groso

Call for proposal

10SEP
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
03DEC
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Aim: The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) programme seeks to promote innovative, top-tier research initiatives with a long-term perspective. NCCR research projects must be of national significance and promote the sustainable development of competence centres and structural capacities at higher education institutions. To this end, NCCR leaders, in collaboration with their Home Institutions ... Read more about "[FIFTH NCCR CALL – DEADLINE FOR FULL PROPOSALS]"
10DEC
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"