Conferences - Seminars

22OCT
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By: Michael Hicks - University of Maryland Abstract: IFuzz testing has enjoyed great success at discovering security critical bugs in real software. Recently, researchers have devoted significant effort to devising new fuzzing techniques, strategies, and algorithms. Such new ideas are primarily evaluated experimentally so an important question is: What experimental setup is needed to produce ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Evaluating Fuzz Testing (An Adventure in the Scientific Method)"
23OCT
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Abstract This talk presents a detailed and up-to-date security analysis of the voting software used in upcoming Brazilian elections by more than 140 million voters. It is mainly based on results obtained recently in a restricted hacking challenge organized by the Superior Electoral Court (SEC), the national electoral authority. During the event, multiple serious vulnerabilities ... Read more about "Return of the Insecure Brazilian Voting Machines"
By Prof. Diego F. Aranha, Aarhus University, Denmark
23OCT
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  15:00-19:00 SG 094.11

The Convention will be the peak event of the semester, offering labs and companies the possibility to explain to students the technologies they are using and developing. The event aims to give students first hand insights about current energy applications in research and industry and introducing them to the future they might expect in the ... Read more about "Energy Convention 2018"
23OCT
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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"
24OCT
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

24 October: On the Concepts of Causal and Intentional Explanation The DH Section is launching a new DH Seminar starting in October 2018. This seminar will cover fundamental concepts in Digital Humanities that call for cross-disciplinary reflections and in-depth discussion, led by the EPFL DH faculty. It aims at bringing the participants a richer understanding ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Markus Neuwirth
29OCT
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By: Manuel Hermenegildo - IMDEA Software Institute and UPM Abstract: The demand for software that is provably correct and efficient has moved from niche application areas to truly pervading the software industry. Avoiding the consequences of those errors, such as private information leakage, has become of paramount importance. However, developing such provably correct and efficient ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Developing Provably Correct and Efficient Programs Using the Ciao Model"
30OCT
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  16:15-17:00 RLC D1 661

Synchrony, engagement and learning are important abilities that allow sustaining dynamics of social interaction. In this talk, we will address these topics with an interpersonal interaction point of view. In particular, we will introduce interpersonal human-machine interactions schemes and models with a focus on definitions, sensing and evaluations of social signals and behaviors. We will ... Read more about "Interpersonal Human-Robot Interaction & Engagement"
By Prof. Mohamed Chetouani is the head of the IMI2S (Interaction ...
30OCT
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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"
31OCT
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  10:30-11:30 SV 1717

Advances in deep generative models are at the forefront of deep learning research because of the promise they offer for allowing data-efficient learning, and for model-based reinforcement learning. In this talk I’ll review the foundations of probabilistic reasoning and generative modeling. I will then introduce modern approximations which allow for efficient large-scale training of a ... Read more about "Probabilistic Deep Learning: Foundations, applications and open problems."
By Dr. Danilo Rezende
31OCT
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By: Joelle Pineau - McGill University and Facebook Abstract: In recent years, significant progress has been made in solving challenging problems across various domains using deep reinforcement learning. However reproducing results for state-of-the-art deep RL methods is seldom straightforward. High variance of some methods can make learning particularly difficult when environments or rewards are strongly ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Reproducibility, Reusability, and Robustness in Deep Reinforcement Learning"
01NOV
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Abstract Blockchains have a storage scalability issue: their size is unbounded and their growth endless. The size of the Bitcoin blockchain increased from 125 GiB in August 2017 to 175 GiB in August 2018, taking a record 50 GiB in just a year. To fully benefit from the security model of Bitcoin, a bootstrapping node ... Read more about "Shortcutting the Bitcoin verification process for your smartphone"
By Pierre-Louis Roman, University of Rennes, France
06NOV
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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"
07NOV
  09:00-17:00 Swisstech Convention Center

The Swiss Machine Learning Day is a one-day workshop organized every year since 2012, which aims at bringing together Swiss researchers working on topics related to machine learning Read more about "Swiss Machine Learning Day"
07NOV
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7 November: Sciences and Technologies Studies: From Case Studies to Commensurable Data. Extending “The Topofil of Boa Vista” (B. Latour) The DH Section is launching a new DH Seminar starting in October 2018. This seminar will cover fundamental concepts in Digital Humanities that call for cross-disciplinary reflections and in-depth discussion, led by the EPFL DH ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Dominique Boullier
09NOV
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  STCC 5ABC

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 ...
12NOV
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  09:00-13:00 BC 420

Scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research addressing world development challenges The Science Slam 2018 is organised by CODEV within the framework of the Seed Money Programme, which seeks to encourage scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research at EPFL by providing Seed Money grants through an annual call for projects. Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, President of the Foundation of ... Read more about "Seed Money SCIENCE SLAM 2018"
13NOV
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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"

Cultural events

17OCT
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  19:15-21:00 CM 1 3

Le PIP fait sa rentrée en fanfare dans un OPEN où notre invité Quentin Lo Russo aura carte blanche pour composer sa Dream Team et rejoindre nos joueurs pour un spectacle endiablé ! Alors viens reprendre les bonnes habitudes et rire avec nous pour commencer cette nouvelle saison ! Lieu: CM3 - EPFL Heure: 19h15 ... Read more about "OPEN: PIP - Quentin & Los Russos"
25OCT
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  18:30-21:30 ART CO100

Exploratory and experimental, the trio's repertoire covers an open territory between standards, improvisation and original compositions. Read more about "UNIT Jazz Trio"
By Martin Rohrmeier, piano
Daniel Harasim, contrabass
Matthew Skjonsberg, batterie

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
30AUG
25OCT
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  Rolex Learning Center

Connected devices, geolocation, trackers, browsing history, social networks... The report is without call: you are permanently tracked by your connected devices. And the digital data you leave behind is used and sold by data brokers. Want to regain control over your personal data? EPFL Library offers you a Data Detox cure. Read more about "Data Detox: regain control of your personal data"
25OCT
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  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Suite au succès de la Journée du digital nationale 2017, pour sa 2e édition, l'EPFL se propose comme un des lieux-phares pour accueillir le public. Centrée autour du thème de la digitalisation dans l'enseignement, cette journée s'articulera autour de différents ateliers, visites, expositions et démonstrations scientifiques. De 10h00 à 17h00, le Rolex Learning Center (RLC) ... Read more about "Journée du digital à l'EPFL: la digitalisation dans l'enseignement"

Thesis defenses

19OCT
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Thesis directors : Prof. M. Vetterli ,Dr A. J. Scholefield Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8795 Read more about "Sampling the Multiple Facets of Light"
By Gilles BAECHLER
26OCT
By Mashood Mohiuddin MAAZ
02NOV
  17:00 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. W. Zwaenepoel Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8892 Read more about "Hybrid, Job-Aware, and Preemptive Datacenter Scheduling"
By Pamela Isabel DELGADO BORDA

Movies

06NOV
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  17:00-20:00 MED 2 1522

La Bibliothèque de l’EPFL vous invite le mardi 6 novembre 2018, dès 17h en MED 2 1522, à des projections de films documentaires réalisés par des membres de la communauté EPFL. INSCRIPTION (pour des questions logistiques) Comment peut-on définir la notion de films documentaires? Quelles sont les interactions entre recherche, enseignement et production cinématographique dans ... Read more about "Projection de films documentaires made in EPFL"
By Olivier Zuchuat, physicien formé à l’EPFL, cinéaste, monteur et ...

Miscellaneous

25SEP
18DEC
  18:30-21:00 PO 094.0

MoveOn, a commission of Agepoly, offer free disco-fox lessons. Disco-fox is a couple dance that is performed on current music, on what you can hear on the radio for example. The lessons take place in the Polydôme at EPFL on Tuesdays. 18h30 : Hustle (4-count disco-fox, recommended for complete beginners) 19h45 : Disco-fox, with choreography ... Read more about "MoveOn - Free dance lessons"
By Mike Bardet, Eva Lorendeaux
16OCT
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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"
20OCT
21OCT
  02:00-02:00 CO 5

If you are an EPFL student (undergraduate, graduate or PhD student) please consider joining us for the famous (could I say epic?) 12th edition of IEEEXtreme international online programming competition to be held at EPFL starting on 20th of October 2018 at 2 am for 24 hours non-stop in room CO5! More details can be ... Read more about "IEEEXtreme 12.0 (24h non-stop programming competition)"
24OCT
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  18:00-19:30 QIJ 0 116

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! Axa Technology Advanced Engineering Lab; Bühler; Cisco; maxon motor; Rollomatic; Siemens Healthineers; Sonceboz; Valtronic To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from February or July 2019 - you ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"

Internal trainings

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
25OCT
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  13:00-17:00 MXF 014

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on Oct. 25th, 2018 - Room MXF 014, at 13H00CADFEM organizes at EPFL this free workshop to let you dive into simulation as a research tool. Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation ... Read more about "Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS"
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
05NOV
07NOV
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  14:00-18:00 SV 1717

Dear Colleagues, Catalyze4Life (https://catalyze4life.epfl.ch/) is happy to announce the 1st Workshop on the Development of Drugs and Medical Devices. Come and learn from industry experts, how your technology can be turned into a product, and additionally map your career options, by familiarizing with concepts like: Process map to product development and regulatory approval of drugs ... Read more about "Drug and Devices Development: Level1"
By Gautam Maitra, (San Diego State University & AC Immune SA ...
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 ...

Call for proposal

04SEP
15NOV
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CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "CODEV Seed Money call for projects"