Conferences - Seminars

19FEB
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Abstract The history of the Internet serves both as an inspiration on how much value can be created when building systems on top of open, neutral, and fair protocols but also as a warning that placing too much trust and power in a small number of for-profit organizations might turn into an existential threat to ... Read more about "Towards Digital Trust at Scale"
By Philipp Jovanovic
19FEB
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  16:00-17:00 BC 420

Abstract Mass digitization has provided a mountain of source material for the humanities and social sciences, but its structure is unevenly mapped. Dependencies among documents arise when copying manuscripts, citing scholarly literature, speaking from talking points, reposting social networking content, popularizing scientific papers, or otherwise transforming earlier sources. While some dependencies are observable—e.g., by citations ... Read more about "DH Seminar Lecture - Network Inference from Textual Evidence: Information Propagation, Translation, and Multi-Input Attention"
20FEB
05MAR
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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!"
20FEB
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  16:30-18:15 SV 1717

Frank Dobbin is a professor of Sociology at Harvard. He is chair of the Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program and coordinator (Harvard) for the MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar. Frank Dobbin has long standing experience in analysing the impact of institutional strategies and actions to promote gender and diversity and is currently completing research on major diversity ... Read more about "CONFERENCE & ROUND TABLE: Which Diversity Initiatives Work? Thirty Years of Evidence from U.S. Employers"
By Prof. Frank Dobbin Round table with:
Prof. Franciska Krings, Professor ...
21FEB
  14:00-16:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jacob Abstract Image fusion is the process of joining complementary information as well as common features from a set of images. The challenge in image fusion is to construct images that are appropriate, understandable and more informative to the ... Read more about "Visible and infrared image fusion"
By Fayez Lahoud
21FEB
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  16:30-17:30 INM 203

Bayesian models of opinion exchange are extensively studied in economics, dating back to the work of Aumann on the agreement theorem. An important class of such models features agents arranged on a network (representing, e.g., social interactions), with the network structure determining which agents communicate with each other. It is often argued that the Bayesian ... Read more about "Reasoning in Bayesian Opinion exchange Networks is Computationally Hard"
By Dr. Jan Hazla, MIT Jan Hązła is a Postdoctoral Associate ...
21FEB
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  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
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“dhelta” is the association for students and researchers in the field of Digital Humanities at EPFL. They are organising the Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange event that will take place on 22 & 23 February 2019 in Basel, Switzerland. The goal of this event is: To discover fellows working in the field of Digital Humanities at ... Read more about "Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange"
22FEB
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  13:15 ELA 002

Abstract In the last few years, as Si electronics faces mounting difficulties to maintain its historical scaling path, III-V compound semiconductors have received a great deal of attention as possible alternatives. Sub-10 nm CMOS require high-aspect ratio 3D transistors with a fin or nanowire geometry. The enhanced degree of channel charge control of advanced 3D ... Read more about "Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series: Nanoscale III-V Electronics: InGaAs FinFETs and Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs"
By Jesús A. del Alamo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director ...
27FEB
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
27FEB
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  11:00-12:00 Martigny, room 106

We address the optimization of a computer model, where each simulation either fails or returns a valid output performance. We suggest a joint Gaussian process model for classification of the inputs (computation failure or success) and for regression of the performance function. We discuss the maximum likelihood estimation of the covariance parameters, with a stochastic ... Read more about "Gaussian process optimization with simulation failures"
By Dr. François Bachoc
28FEB
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By: Eric Balkanski - Harvard University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Many methods in optimization are inherently sequential and consequently cannot be efficiently parallelized. In this talk, I will describe a novel approach called adaptive sampling that yields algorithms whose parallel running time is exponentially faster than any previous algorithm for submodular optimization. Maximizing a submodular ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: The Adaptive Complexity of Submodular Optimization: Exponentially Faster Algorithms for Machine Learning and Beyond"
04MAR
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By: Marinka Zitnik - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Large datasets are being generated that can transform biology and medicine. New machine learning methods are necessary to unlock these data and open doors for scientific discoveries. In this talk, I will argue that, in order to advance science, machine learning models should not be ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Deep Learning for Network Biomedicine"
05MAR
  12:15 SV 1717

The mechanisms that allow enteric pathogens to colonize the intestine in the presence of the microbiota and how host immunity and the indigenous microbiota regulate pathogen colonization remain poorly understood. Our laboratory is using Citrobacter rodentium, a mouse pathogen that models human infections by enteropathogenic E. coli, to understand the mechanisms that regulate the colonization ... Read more about "Gabriel Nuñez // Microbiota-Host Interactions in Health and Disease"
By Gabriel Nuñez, Department of Pathology and Rogel Cancer Center, University ...
06MAR
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  18:00-19:30 CO 2

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from July to September 2019 - you will be able to discover at a glance a choice of internships in 180 ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"
07MAR
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
07MAR
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  10:15-11:15 BC 420

By: Avishay Tal - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: This talk is motivated by three (seemingly unrelated) questions: 1. For which tasks do quantum algorithms outperform classical computation? 2. Does parallel computing always offer a speed-up, or are some tasks inherently sequential? 3. Do randomized algorithms have deterministic counterparts with similar memory footprint? We ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Sparse Polynomial Approximations and their applications to Quantum Advantage, Parallel Computation, and Pseudorandomness"
07MAR
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  13:00-17:00 Room CM1 103

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation tools in multiple physics. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction to ANSYS Multiphysics Structural ... Read more about "Ansys EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00"
By CADFEM Academics Switzerland
11MAR
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By: Mrinmaya Sachan - Carnegie Mellon University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Over the past decade, the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen striking developments. Yet, today’s AI systems sorely lack the essence of human intelligence i.e. our ability to (a) understand language and grasp its meaning, (b) assimilate common-sense background knowledge of the world, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Towards Literate Artificial Intelligence"
12MAR
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  12:00-18:00 SG 094.11

EPFL organizes every year a Specialized Master’s Day to present these programs more specifically to interested students. In 2019 this day will be organized on Tuesday March 12th, in the SG Hall. After each presentation, a snack will be offered to the participants. Program: From 12:00 to 18:00, presentations and information booths will give you ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day 2019"
12MAR
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  14:00-15:00 INR 113

This talk provides upper and lower bounds on the optimal guessing moments of a random variable taking values on a finite set when side information may be available. These moments quantify the number of guesses required for correctly identifying the unknown object and, similarly to Arikan's bounds, they are expressed in terms of the Arimoto-R\'{e}nyi ... Read more about "Guess What ?"
By Prof. Igal Sason, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Igal Sason ...
14MAR
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  09:00-16:30 TBA

During this day, we will present different techniques and tools that will help you fully embrace the Open Science Way when writing scientific code. In the morning you will be able to follow three ex-cathedra presentations, whereas in the afternoon we are organizing a workshop. We have alimited number of places for the workshop. For ... Read more about "EPFL SoOpen 2019"
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

Thesis defenses

08MAR
  18:00 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. E. Telatar Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 9319 Read more about "Bits through time"
By Elie NAJM

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

14MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Polidôme PO 01

Nous présenterons dans notre leçon un bref historique des grands problèmes du calcul des variations comme l'inégalité isopérimétrique, le problème de la brachistochrone, le principe de Dirichlet ou le problème des surfaces minimales. Puis nous parlerons très brièvement de quelques problèmes ouverts. Programme: 18:00 Introduction par le professeur M. Picasso, MATH 18:10 Leçon d'honneur du ... Read more about "Le calcul des variations: une perspective historique"
By le Prof. Bernard Dacorogna, MATH (CAA)

Public Science Events

07MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Forum RLC

The goal for the PhD students finalists of the competition is to present their research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. A jury made up of people from scientific and media world will be responsible to decide between the 14 finalists. Read more about "Final of the competition "My Thesis in 180 seconds""

Exhibitions

28FEB
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
07MAR
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab

Call for proposal

22FEB
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The goal of the FAMAE Foundation is to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens while reducing their environmental footprint. The Foundation launches annual international competitions to enable brilliant and innovative inventors to make their ideas come true or to effectively launch their product. The 2019 competition ... Read more about "[ FAMAE Foundation - PRECIOUS WATER! | Proof of Concept & Seed funding ]"
25FEB
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NRP 77 will investigate the interrelationships and concrete effects of digital transformation in Switzerland. The NRP will analyse the impacts of digital changes in Switzerland as well as develop possible interventions, experiments and solutions that will make it easier to leverage the opportunities and respond adequately to risks, thereby paving the way for optimal management ... Read more about "[ NRP 77 Digital transformation | Research funding ]"
28FEB
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The Swiss-based Fondation Botnar launches a call for research projects that aim at: better understanding the determinants, mechanisms and status of the health and wellbeing of adolescents in rapidly growing secondary cities in low- and middle-income countries. and/or validating new solutions and services addressing unmet adolescent health or wellbeing needs or challenges at the individual, ... Read more about "[ Fondation Botnar | Research funding on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing ]"
28FEB
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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 ]"
28FEB
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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]"
28FEB
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  16:59-17:00

The EuroTechPostdoc Programme provides international research and career development opportunities for high potential experienced researchers. It is one of the first cross-country fellowship programmes co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. In 2019, 40 new postdoctoral positions will be available across the four EuroTech Universities (Technical University of Denmark, École ... Read more about "[ EuroTechPostdoc Programme | FELLOWSHIP ]"
01MAR
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EUROGIA2020 is launching a new project call in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan to encourage companies to participate in transnational collaborations to develop innovative industrial RD&D projects for low carbon energy technologies. The first call will be launched in September 2018 in five low carbon sector areas of common interest to ... Read more about "[ EUROGIA 2020 | Research funding ]"
01MAR
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Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. Deadlines: 1st of March and 1st of September 2019 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living costs, higher amount for ... Read more about "[ Early Postdoc Mobility I Fellowship funding ]"
05MAR
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Founded in 1996, the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation is France’s number one funder for research in genetic intelligence disorders conducted in France and abroad. The foundation supports research: On Down syndrome and other intellectual disability from genetic origin (e.g. Williams-Beuren syndrome, fragile X syndrome, “cri du chat” syndrome, other trisomies, monosomies and unexplained intellectual disability). Autism ... Read more about "[ Jérôme Lejeune Foundation | Research funding on genetic diseases with intellectual disability ]"
11MAR
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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 criteria ... Read more about "[ BRIDGE PROOF OF CONCEPT – 10th CALL | Research funding ]"
11MAR
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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 ]"
14MAR
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The Foundation Promobilia supports: research and development of technical aids so that disabled persons could benefit of a more active life. The foundation’s support aims also at ensuring that these products get into production and reach those in need. research about the comprehension of reading and writing difficulties. research around diseases that could lead to ... Read more about "[ Foundation PROMOBILIA | Research and development funding ]"
15MAR
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The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation offers Doctoral Exchange Grants to PhD students to carry out a research stay of max. 1 year at a host institution (university or research institute) anywhere in the world. Please note that either the home institution or the host institution should be based in Switzerland. The ultimate aim of the ... Read more about "[ Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation | Doctoral Exchange Grant ]"
17MAR
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Founded in 1903, the Swiss Lung Association is a nationwide service organization for the lungs and the respiratory tract. It consists of 19 cantonal lung leagues coordinated by the Bern office. The Association does NOT support research in relation to the tobacco industry. The Swiss Lung Association supports research (including ongoing projects) related to lung ... Read more about "[ Swiss Lung Association (Lungenliga Schweiz) | Research funding ]"
18MAR
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This is a globally competitive three-year fellowship program for early and advanced postdoctoral researchers to conduct independent research of international relevance To improve the learning, development and living conditions of children and youth or To contribute to one of the foundation’s thematic priorities: science of learning, early childhood and rural livelihoods. In any discipline, e.g. ... Read more about "[ Jacobs Foundation - Postdoctoral fellowships | Fellowship funding ]"

Cultural events

02MAR
03MAR
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  10:00-17:00 CM 2 420

The Orbital Game Jam is a video games creation competition, but without the competition side. 24 hours to create a game, video or board, from scratch, here's the real challenge! Add to this the great atmosphere of Satellite, the campus bar, important people in the field of video games, and everything for free, who could ... Read more about "Orbital Game Jam, Round 2"
By Divers acteurs de l'industrie du jeu vidéo

Internal trainings

25FEB
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"
26FEB
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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"
26FEB
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  18:00-20:00 CM 0 9

Do you want to create documents with the help of LaTeX ? Come to our workshop and test LaTeX live ! You will learn to : Create a document Manage your bibliography within LaTeX Insert mathematical and chemical elements With structure long documents You will need to take your own laptop to this workshop Workshop ... Read more about "Introduction to LaTeX (English version)"
By EPFL Library
01MAR
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  12:15-14:15 CM 0 9

Vous souhaitez écrire un document grâce à LaTeX ? Participez à notre atelier et testez LaTeX en direct. Vous pourrez apprendre à : Créer un document Gérer une bibliographie Insérer des éléments mathématiques et chimiques dans votre texte Structurer de longs documents Il est nécessaire que vous preniez votre ordinateur portable pour participer à l'atelier ... Read more about "Introduction à LaTeX (en français)"
05MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Votre laboratoire participe à un projet européen H2020 et une de vos missions sera d’en assurer une gestion administrative, financière et RH efficace. Pour cela, il est important de prendre le temps de vous familiariser avec la structure de ces projets et certaines règles de gestion qui leurs sont spécifiques. Ce séminaire vous propose de ... Read more about "Gestion administrative de projets H2020 - 5 Mar 2019"
05MAR
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  13:30-17:00 CO 120

With the use of concept maps you can structure a course that integrates learning outcomes, course content and students’ learning activities. Read more about "Course Design"
07MAR
08MAR
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

This workshop is opened to both women and men Description and objectives How could you feel more competent, worthy, valuable, and capable of doing things? What would enable you to address adversity with calm and resolve? How could you create conditions around you that would foster your ideas and projects? How could you develop courage ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Self-empowerment: discover how to build your power to act"
By Nir Zalts, expert for leadership and professional development
12MAR
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

In this workshop, we explore the potential of clickers for learning and discuss the challenges related to questioning in class, in particular the design of 'good' questions and the use of polling results for generating interactivity in class. Read more about "The art of questioning: teaching with clickers"
12MAR
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  13:30-17:00 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
18MAR
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  09:45-15:30 Uni Bern

The Fix the Leaky Pipeline program offers young female scientists (doctoral students, postdocs and other young scientists) the opportunity to reflect on their professional situations, to develop a strategy for embarking on or continuing their career paths, to receive targeted further training, and to extend their personal and scientific networks. The aim, actively supported by ... Read more about "FLP: 2019 Program, kick off event"
By Guests: Prof. Miriam Langer, EAWAG
Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf, EPFL
Dr ...
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!"

Movies

11MAR
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  17:00-19:00 SV 1717

The EPFL Open Science Initiative and the EPFL Library present Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Everyone on campus is invited to join the conversation about Open Access. To provide an entertaining – however interesting – introduction to the topic, we will screen the documentary movie (duration: 65 minutes), followed by a discussion and an apéro. ... Read more about "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship - Film Screening"
By Tobias Philipp, OA coordinator at SNSF, Béatrice Marselli, Publication Services ...