Conferences - Seminars

18APR
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  12:15-13:00 GC C2 413

Transportation energy is a significant portion of the energy consumption of the US economy. While various policies such as changing the fuel mix and alternative fuels are proposed to make the system more efficient, the efficacy of the land-use policies such as changing the urban form and densification have been subject to considerable debate. In ... Read more about "HRC Lecture: Transportation Energy and Urban Form"
By Nikhil Kaza
25APR
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  11:00-12:00 BC 420

Abstract: Born in the 19th century, "comics" (Bande Dessinée in French) is a visual medium used to express ideas via images, often combined with text and graphics. "Comics" is often considered as the 9th art, the sequential art, disseminated through the progress of the printing press throughout the world in newspapers, books and magazines. Nowadays, ... Read more about "DH Seminar Lecture - Comics analysis and Indexing"
By Prof. Jean-Christophe Burie de l'Université de la Rochelle - France ...
30APR
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  15:00-16:00 BC 420

Most people can relate to email overload. The good news is that some of the hassle of dealing with email could be automated away. We performed a mixed-methods, need-finding study to learn what kind of automated email handling users want, and what kinds of information and computation are needed to make those automations reality. Our ... Read more about "Opportunities for Automating Email Processing"
By Soya Park
01MAY
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  13:15-15:15 INM 203

Wednesday 1 May 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 "DH and Ways of Knowing - Talk by Prof. Jérôme Baudry"
02MAY
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  18:00-21:30 EPFL Rolex Center

Exploring the business implications of Health Tech devices and the data they generate. The prevalence of micro-sensor enabled wearable devices, combined with the increasing accuracy of these sensors is blurring the lines between consumer devices and medical technology. What potential does this plethora of data hold for users, the businesses that have access to it, ... Read more about "Innovation Leaders Event 2019"
03MAY
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  09:00-14:00 Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, room 106

Machine learning has become an integral part of many fields of research and has achieved considerable success. Despite continued advancements made, it is not always explainable: (a) what information is the machine learning from the data? and (b) how is the machine making the decisions? The 5th edition of Valais/Wallis AI workshop focuses on these ... Read more about "Valais/Wallis AI Workshop 5th edition - INTERPRETING MACHINE LEARNING"
03MAY
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The College of Management of Technology, in collaboration with IC, is launching a new EPFL Seminar series on “Computational Social Sciences & Economics.” The seminar will bring in leading guest speakers to examine questions that are of great importance for EPFL and society more broadly. Our first high-level guest speaker will be Prof. James A. ... Read more about "The Science of Science: What makes science effective?"
03MAY
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Abstract: If visions and forecasts of industry come true then we will be soonsurrounded by billions of interconnected embedded devices. We willinteract with them in a cyber-human symbiosis, they will not onlyobserve us but also our environment, and they will be part of manyvisible and ubiquitous objects around us. We have the legitimateexpectation that the ... Read more about "EE Distinguished Lecturer Seminar: Internet of Things — The Quest for Trust"
By Lothar Thiele was born in Aachen, Germany on April 7 ...
07MAY
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  16:30-17:30 GR A3 32

The research focuses on energy consumption modelling based on bottom-up methods to evaluate the current status of energy consumption and different future energy saving scenarios promoting sustainable urban planning. However, the choice among urban energy planning scenarios is extensively based on multi-actors and multi-criteria aspects. For this purpose, stakeholder-oriented approach plays a key role in ... Read more about "A new integrated multi-criteria spatial decision support system for urban energy planning in the built environment"
By Sara Torabi, Arch, Ph.D., Interuniversity Department of Regional & ...
16MAY
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  11:45-12:45 INR 331

By Viktor Toman Abstract In this project we consider machine learning applications in higher-order theorem proving. Given a proof state, the crucial task in theorem proving is to select a beneficial tactic and optionally to parameterize the tactic by premises. We consider learning policies for this task from data in the environment of an interactive ... Read more about "Tactic Prediction for Theorem Proving with Proof Context"

Thesis defenses

Exhibitions

12APR
28JUL
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab pavillon central

To mark its 50th anniversary, the EPFL gave free rein to three photographers, who were asked to capture the essence of the School and its future direction: - Olivier Christinat brings a discreet immersion in campus life - Bogdan Konopka strips EPFL's buildings down to their still life form - Catherine Leutenegger delivers many detailed ... Read more about "INFINITY ROOM I - ArtLab Exhibition"
By Olivier Christinat, Bogdan Konopka, Catherine Leutenegger

Call for proposal

29APR
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The charity Worldwide Cancer Research was established in Edinburgh (UK) in 1979 to support daring and ambitious research into any type of cancer by top scientists in world-renowned institutions all over the world. The charity invests at least £4 million in research every year. Worldwide Cancer Research awards grants to fundamental or translational research into ... Read more about "[ Worldwide Cancer Research | Research funding ]"
30APR
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The Velux Stiftung supports basic and applied research in the fields of daylight, healthy ageing and ophthalmology which: is relevant beyond the borders of a single discipline, can accelerate research by removing bottlenecks, enables implementation of research and whose results will be promoted and/or implemented inside and outside academia. The foundation welcomes international and interdisciplinary ... Read more about "[ VELUX STIFTUNG | Research grants ]"
30APR
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The Velux Stiftung supports basic and applied research in the fields of daylight, healthy ageing and ophthalmology which: is relevant beyond the borders of a single discipline, can accelerate research by removing bottlenecks, enables implementation of research and whose results will be promoted and/or implemented inside and outside academia. The foundation welcomes international and interdisciplinary ... Read more about "[ Velux Stiftung Research Grants | Research funding ]"
30APR
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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 ]"
30APR
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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]"
30APR
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The Holcim Stiftung offers grants to outstanding young scientists to carry out excellent research (fundamental, applied, PoC, market-oriented) in any discipline and field in Switzerland. Priority is given to projects: with a positive social impact, exploring innovative methods, new perspectives or novel lines of questioning crucial to the advancement of science, already underway. Who can ... Read more about "[ Holcim Stiftung - Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professorship in any discipline | Fellowship funding ]"
30APR
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The 9th edition of the Dalle Molle Foundation “Quality of life” prize will award two CHF 10’000 prizes to ongoing research projects focusing on data processing and the new technologies and aiming at facilitating access to information in order to improve the quality of life and of the environment, and facilitate social interactions. The research ... Read more about "[Fondation Dalle Molle – Quality of life Prize | Research funding ]"
30APR
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Swiss Bridge is a private foundation associated with the Swiss Cancer League, the Swiss Cancer Research foundation and the Union for International Cancer Control, which supports high-quality cancer research in Europe. The 2019 call focuses on immune cell therapy, including all types of immune-cell therapies, such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) therapy, tumor-infiltrating ... Read more about "[ Swiss Bridge Foundation - Swiss Bridge Award 2019 | Research funding ]"
30APR
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The Wellcome Trust “Collaborative Awards in Science” support Basic and clinical research in any disciplines carried out by a team of researchers, working together on the most important scientific problems to improve health for everyone. Interdisciplinary projects across Science, Humanities and Social Science and Innovations teams are encouraged. Who can apply The PI must be ... Read more about "[ Wellcome Trust - Collaborative Awards in Science | Research funding ]"
30APR
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Debiopharm Group and Foundation Inartis have launched their fourth ‘Challenge’ on the theme ‘Quality of Life for Patients undergoing Treatment.’ This “Challenge” aims to encourage innovation in the health sector by rewarding practical solutions intended to improve patient comfort and quality of life. The ultimate goal is to speed up the implementation and/or commercialization of ... Read more about "[ Foundation Inartis - Funding for health innovations improving the quality of Life for patients undergoing treatment | Research funding ]"
30APR
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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. launches a new call for proposals to fund innovative ideas and technologies in the following fields: Diagnosis and digital technology to provide personalized nutrition services. Novel manufacturing and analytical technology (to improve and compensate Ajinomoto group's technology such as AJIPHASE® and Corynex®) for peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides and their derivatives. Innovative ideas for ... Read more about "[ Ajinomoto Innovation Alliance Program | Research funding on personalised nutrition ]"
30APR
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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. launches a new call for proposals to fund innovative ideas and technologies in the following fields: Diagnosis and digital technology to provide personalized nutrition services. Novel manufacturing and analytical technology (to improve and compensate Ajinomoto group's technology such as AJIPHASE® and Corynex®) for peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides and their derivatives. Innovative ideas for ... Read more about "[ Ajinomoto Innovation Alliance Program | Research funding on personalised nutrition ]"
01MAY
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What: Support to university-based, high-potential business cases from the Venture Kick programme with the aim of substantially accelerating their market entry. Support to proposals where a R&D or design boost can speed up the success of the deep tech business case. Your project MUST be: Already in the Venture Kick process Already approved by a ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - InnoBooster | Research funding ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Scientainment | Scientific outreach ]"
01MAY
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The goal of the Cogito Foundation is to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on one hand and humanities and the social sciences, on the other. The Foundation supports research that helps bridge this gap. It does not fund the mere application of a method from one discipline to another: all disciplines involved must ... Read more about "[ THE COGITO FOUNDATION | Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Scientific Visits, Congresses, Dissemination ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Funding for digital education | Research funding ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Funding for digital education and entrepreneurship | Research funding ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Funding for cluster projects | Research funding ]"
06MAY
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The goal of the REPIC platform (Renewable Energy, Energy & Resource Efficiency, Promotion in International Cooperation) is to strengthen and coordinate Swiss federal activities (by SECO, SDC, FOEN, SFOE) on renewable energies, energy and resource efficiency within developing and transitioning countries. Projects must facilitate the transfer of Swiss technology and know-how to meet local needs. ... Read more about "[ REPIC - Research funding with developing and transitioning countries | Research funding ]"
09MAY
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The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) launches the 2019 IO Research Stipend to promote a doctoral student’s research on International Organisations (IO), by offering living allowance and research space at the SNIS offices in Geneva for 3 or 6 months within a calendar year. Who can apply: second-year PhD students registered at a Swiss ... Read more about "[ Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) – Doctoral Research Stipend | Research funding ]"
10MAY
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Established in 2001 by the Ministry of Education of Korea, the DUO-Korea programme promotes balanced and long-lasting scientific exchanges between academic institution in Korea and 30 European countries, including Switzerland. Who can apply: The educational institution in Korea applies on behalf of both the Korean and the European institution hosting the students who are to ... Read more about "[ ASEM-DUO Fellowship programme | Scientific Exchanges with Korea ]"
10MAY
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ETHZ as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in all scientific disciplines. ETHZ and CSC run the China – Exchange of Young Researchers Programme for applicants based in Switzerland and China who, after an initial contact set up ... Read more about "[ ETHZ - Exchange of young researchers with China | Research funding ]"
13MAY
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Each year, Fondation Leenaards allocates up to CHF 1.5 million for the Leenaards Prize for Translational Medical Research. The research prize is awarded to 2-3 innovative projects, conducted by, at least, a university hospital (CHUV, HUG) and an academic partner (e.g. EPFL, UNIL, UNIGE) of the Lake Geneva region, investigating a clinical problem from an ... Read more about "[ Fondation Leenaards | Research funding on translational medical research ]"
17MAY
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ETHZ as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). ETHZ and JSPS run the Japanese – Swiss Young Researcher’s Exchange Programme to: foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Japanese and Swiss research groups and ... Read more about "[ ETHZ Call for young researchers' exchange with Japan | Research funding ]"

Internal trainings

25APR
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  12:15-14:00 RLC A1 230

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax Content of the workshop Introduction to Markdown What is Markdown? History of Markdown and latest trends How to write Markdown: Basic notations Technical features: math, chemistry, chess, music, etc. Demo Why Markdown and how is it going to benefit you? Guided practical exercise This ... Read more about "Introduction to Markdown workshop"
By Aleksandra Petersone Aleksandra is a PhD candidate under supervision of ...
30APR
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  10:00-12:00 MC B1 273

Aim: these information sessions aim at informing researchers about energy calls in H2020 for 2019 and encouraging their participation. The sessions are open to EPFL and non-EPFL researchers. Where and when: Sion: April 10, 2019 (14.00-16.00 in room Zeuzier) Lausanne: April 11, 2019 (13.30-15.30 pm in room CO 120) Neuchâtel: April 30, 2019 (10.00 to ... Read more about "[ Upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2019 | Information session in Neuchatel ]"
07MAY
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  09:00-17:00 CO 120

How can we maximize the development of skills like project management, creative thinking or team work? This intensive workshop focuses on students' transversal skill acquisition in active learning environments, especially authentic or interdisciplinary projects. We will explore how whole university programs can be designed to gradually develop and assess transversal skills, and thus provide students ... Read more about "Connecting learning outcomes through transversal skills"
By This workshop is created and facilitated by Tamara Milosevic https ...
07MAY
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

This workshop is for people who want to start using Zotero, a free tool that enables to collect, organize and share bibliographic references. Zotero spares its users from spending troublesome hours on the creation of a bibliography. Very useful for anyone who writes reports or theses, Zotero will be useful all along the curriculum and ... Read more about "Up to speed with Zotero"
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
09MAY
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  18:00-20:00 Octanis Microverse

Heard of 3d printing but don't know how to make parts to print? We've all been there. Let us show you how to use Fusion360, a popular CAD tool in the maker community, to make 3d-printable parts. Whether you want to make a replacement part for your broken vacuum cleaner or design advanced hyperloop parts, ... Read more about "DFAB101: Designing 3D Objects with Fusion360"
By Sam Sulaimanov from Octanis

Celebrations

10MAY
11MAY
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  19:00-04:00 Campus EPFL

Le 10 mai, le campus de l'EPFL se transformera en un gigantesque festival de musique ! De l’électro, du rock, du rap, du reggae, du hip-hop, réparti sur trois scènes live et deux scènes DJ ; plus d’une vingtaine d’artistes et près de 15'000 personnes réunies… tout cela en une soirée seulement ! Balélec c’est ... Read more about "Festival Balélec"