Conferences - Seminars

26MAY
27MAY
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EPFL Extension School’s Hands-On Data Workshops offer applied data science skills for every knowledge level. From taking your data skills beyond spreadsheets and into R, to intermediate data analytics with Python, to advanced Deep Learning techniques, you’ll find a workshop that fits your background and learning goals. The Hands-On Data Workshops are a great way ... Read more about "Hands-On Data Workshops"
29MAY
  14:00-16:00 INR 212

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Boi Faltings Co-examiner: Prof. Robert West Abstract Nowadays, information from various domains is overwhelming us from all sides, whether it comes from medias, social networks or simply from the web. Moreover, two contents might share the same semantics but can be expressed in a ... Read more about "Textual Information Aggregation from Miscellaneous Sources"
By Diego Antognini
30MAY
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This presentation questions the assumptions behind America-centered narratives of the global Information Age and sketches a late socialist vision of the Information Society by analyzing the concept of “programming, the second literacy” developed by the Soviet programmer Andrei Ershov. At the heart of this concept is a preoccupation with the nature of the interaction between ... Read more about "Programming — the Second Literacy: What Kind of Information Age?"
By Ksenia Tatarchenko, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva
31MAY
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Currently, reports in Western media on a Big Data-based social credit system in China abound in drawing a picture of an Orwellian dystopia of total surveillance. This is in stark contrast with official Chinese publications promoting the system’s positive effect of morality construction in society through a reward and punishment system. In this talk, I ... Read more about "Social Engineering in China: Typical Samples and Big Data"
By Andrea Bréard, Université Paris-Sud
31MAY
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Graph signal processing (GSP) is an active area of research that seeks to extend to signals defined on irregular graphs tools concepts such as frequency, filtering and sampling that are well understood for conventional signals defined on regular grids. As an example this leads to the definition of so called, graph Fourier transforms (GFTs). In ... Read more about "Graph signal processing for machine learning applications: new insights and algorithms"
By Prof. Antonio ORTEGA, University of Southern California (USA)
01JUN
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If you are an undergraduate, masters or PhD student currently enrolled in any program at EPFL we invite you to register to the next session which will take place on Friday June 1st at the College of Management. You will be challenged to use the Design Thinking methodology to propose solutions to accelerate the reduction ... Read more about "Design Thinking Olympics"
By Div.
01JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. Christoph Koch Abstract With the volume of data growing at an exponential rate, processing data at a high rate has become all the more critical. However, even the available processing capabilities of hardware such as multi-core CPUs and GPUs are ... Read more about "Tackling the Memory Bottlenecks of CPU-GPU Processing of Analytical Workloads"
By Panagiotis Sioulas
01JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 02

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Thesis advisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Karl Aberer Abstract This proposal describes the interplay between constraints and text content production on online social media. Our research goal is providing a better understanding of the extent to which users can benefit from producing concise content and developing ... Read more about "Encouraging and enabling conciseness in text production"
By Kristina Gligoric
04JUN
06JUN
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The 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop is a new workshop that aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry to share the most recent and exciting advances in data science theory and applications. In particular, the event will gather researchers and practitioners in various academic disciplines of data science, including signal processing, statistics, machine ... Read more about "2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop"
By Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...
04JUN
  09:00-11:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Dr. François Fleuret Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Generative models for 3D meshes"
By Edoardo Remelli
04JUN
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: will follow soon. Bio: Dr. Yurii Vlasov is a Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative (GEBI) Founder Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is tenured with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bio-Engineering, as well as Carle Illinois College of Medicine. ... Read more about "Why is a neurobiology like a photonic engineering: report of an engineer crossing scientific barriers."
04JUN
  11:00-13:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. François Fleuret Abstract Background papers Pedestrian Behavior Modeling From Stationary Crowds With Applications to Intelligent Surveillance, by Yi, S., et al. Learning to predict human behaviour in crowded scenes, by Alahi A., A Streakline Representation of Flow in Crowded Scenes, ... Read more about "Video-based Behavior Analysis"
By Stefano Savaré
05JUN
  13:00-15:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Edouard Bugnion Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. James Larus Abstract Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) is one of the most important database applications. In recent years, the emergence of new internet-scale companies (e.g., Facebook), has increased the need for ever higher transactional throughput. For example, OLTP deployments at ... Read more about "Elastic In-Memory Transaction Processing for Multi-Tenant Database Systems"
By Seyedeh Sharareh Mirzargar
06JUN
08JUN
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A graph, or network, is a structure that encodes pairwise relationships and a graph signal is a function defined on the nodes of the graph. The values of the weights on the edges of the graph encode an expectation on the relationship between the respective signal components. A large weight indicates that we expect the ... Read more about "3rd Graph Signal Processing Workshop – GSP’18"
By A range of experts from around the world
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07JUN
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  09:15-16:30 STCC

Unlike a decade ago, now software is everywhere and everything. What will software be like a decade from now? Will it deliver on the promise of replacing monotonous human work? Will we be able to depend on software doing the right thing, being always available to answer our questions, and malleable enough to quickly adapt ... Read more about "IC Research Day 2018 - The Future of Software"
By Prof. Katerina Argyraki, IC, EPFL - Dr. Rustan Leino, Amazon - Dr ...
08JUN
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By Dr. Andrey Rybalchenko Abstract Azure needs a reliable network for successful operation. Network verification gives network designers and operators tools to automatically catch misconfigurations and avoid outages. Our vision is that every network configuration change is validated before deployment. In this talk we present Network Logic Solver, an efficient control plane simulator that provides ... Read more about "Network Simulation for Large Datacenters"
08JUN
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By Justin Hsu Abstract Many program properties are relational, comparing the behavior of a program (or even two different programs) on two different inputs. While researchers have developed various techniques for verifying such properties for standard, deterministic programs, relational properties for probabilistic programs have been more challenging. In this talk, I will survey recent developments ... Read more about "From Couplings to Probabilistic Relational Program Logics"
11JUN
  09:00-11:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Bertrand Merminod Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Ronan Boulic Abstract Background papers Segmentation and tracking of multiple humans in crowded environments, by Zhao, Tao, Ram Nevatia, and Bo Wu IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence 30.7 (2008): 1198-1211. A survey of recent advances in cnn-based ... Read more about "Crowd Density Estimation With Convolutional Neural Networks"
By Weizhe Liu
11JUN
  10:00-12:00 INM 203

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Paolo Ienne Abstract Background papers NV-Heaps:Making Persistent Objects Fast and Safe with Next-Generation, Non-V olatile Memories, J. Coburn et al. Delegated Persist Ordering, A.Kolli et al. DUDETM: Building Durable Transactions with Decoupling for Persistent Memory, M. Liu et al. Read more about "Durable Hardware Transactional Memory"
By Siddharth Gupta
11JUN
  11:00-13:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Bertrand Merminod Thesis advisor: Prof. Pacal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Ronan Boulic Abstract Background papers Read more about "Active Reconstruction of Dynamic Scenes Using Drones"
By Sena Kiciroglu
11JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Emre Telatar Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Kapralov Co-examiner: Prof. Ola Svensson Abstract Graphs and matrices are a common abstraction for representing real-world networks, and efficient algorithms for graph problems are at the core of large data analysis. The problem of designing compressed representations for graphs that preserve their structure ... Read more about "Fast and Space Efficient Algorithms for Spectral Approximation"
By Navid Nouri
13JUN
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  17:30-19:00 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.2

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "A History of Radar". You are all invited to this free event. Do not forget to spare some time for the get-together with refreshments right after the lecture. Read more about "Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH"
By Dr. H. Griffiths, Prof. University College London, Member and Distinguished ...
14JUN
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  08:30-22:00 Hall & Foyer SG

08h30 – 09h00 Arrival and coffee 09h00 – 12h30 Invited Talks KEYNOTE - Biomimicry: A new paradigm for sustainable innovation Michael Pawlyn, Director – Exploration Architecture Limited & TEDx speaker Reactive transport approaches to unraveling biogeochemical processes in groundwater systems Jennifer Druhan, Assistant Professor Geology – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Mapping the Long-term Refugee ... Read more about "ENAC Research Day 2018"
15JUN
  14:00-16:00 INJ 322

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Serge Vaudenay Thesis advisor: Prof. Arjen Lenstra Co-examiner: Prof. Ola Svensson Abstract Background papers Read more about "Supersingular isogeny based cryptography"
By Novak Kaluderovic
25JUN
  09:00-11:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Patrick Thiran Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Towards Communication-Efficient Distributed Machine Learning Techniques"
By Arsany Guirguis
25JUN
  10:30-12:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Patrick Thiran Abstract Background papers Read more about "Practical Byzantine-Resilient Distributed Machine Learning"
By Sébastien Rouault
25JUN
  13:00-15:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis advisor: Prof. Carmela Troncoso Co-examiner: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Abstract Background papers Read more about "Traffic analysis and its impact on user privacy"
By Sandra Deepthy Siby
25JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Pavan Ramdya Co-examiner: Prof. Brian McCabe Abstract Background papers Read more about "Learning the link between Drosophila 3D Pose and Neural Activity Patterns"
By Semih Günel

Thesis defenses

01JUN
By Georgios PREKAS
01JUN
  18:00 BC 01

Thesis director : Prof. M. Grossglauser Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8637 Read more about "Efficient Learning from Comparisons"
By Lucas MAYSTRE
15JUN
  17:15 ELA 2

Thesis directors : : Prof. B. Merminod , Dr J. Skaloud Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8543 Read more about "Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging of Lakes"
By Kevin Sylvain BARBIEUX

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

31MAY
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Leçon d'honneur du Prof. Anton Schleiss Par Prof. Anton Schleiss Les constructions hydrauliques : La fascination nourrit l’innovation Les constructions hydrauliques, notamment les barrages, font partie des plus grands ouvrages réalisés par l’homme. L’histoire nous apprends que la prospérité économique d’une société et sa richesse culturelle partout dans le monde était toujours étroitement lié au ... Read more about "Leçons inaugurales - Leçons d'honneur"

Sporting events

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

Miscellaneous

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

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Open Night @ Octanis"
04JUN
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L'association IEEE Student Branch EPFL organise une visite de l'entreprise Skyguide le 4 juin le matin. La visite dure environ 2h30 et finit vers midi. Les places sont limitées donc veuillez vous enregistrer ici. Le planing sera transmis utlérieurement. Read more about "Visite de Skyguide Genève"
12JUN
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  09:00-16:00 EPFL

On June 8th over 80 classes will be on the EPFL site ! Every year, 7th and 8th grade schools are invited to EPFL for a day to discover sciences and technology. Registration is compulsory. Thank you for visiting our website to get more information. And a warm THANK YOU to all professors, researchers, scientific ... Read more about "Classes' Day"
By Plusieurs intervenant-e-s de l'EPFL

Internal trainings

30APR
29MAY
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  18:15-19:30 MED 3 2215

At Octanis, we do things. We work on low-cost, open source solutions for practical problems. Currently, we are developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover for antarctic expeditions. Curious to learn more but don't have much time? Get a glimpse of how we work at our Drive Thru at EPFL! At this weekly ... Read more about "Octanis Drive Thru"
01JUN
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  08:30-12:30 DIA 004

Take part in the next EPFL Library training seminar for PhDs and get an overview of all steps you will go through from literature search to the publication of your outputs. Gather practical tools and tips to become more efficient and avoid common pitfalls. Module 3: Smart publishing Understand how scientific publishing works: choose a ... Read more about "PhD seminar “From research to publication” 3/4"
By EPFL Library Teaching team
01JUN
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Suite à la mise en place de l'ordonnance pour l’utilisation des logiciels soumis à contrat de licence, uns séance d'information à propos des droits d'utilisation des logiciels de l'EPFL sera présentée par la VPSI. Cette ordonnance est applicable à toutes les personnes à l'EPFL : collaborateurs, étudiants, externes. Les pages avec les informations sur ces ... Read more about "Information sur les droits d'utilisation des logiciels"
07JUN
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 468

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey 
12JUN
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  08:45-13:00 INM 11

Take part in the next EPFL Library training seminar for PhDs and get an overview of all steps you will go through from literature search to the publication of your outputs. Gather practical tools and tips to become more efficient and avoid common pitfalls. Module 4: Research Data Management Learn why managing your research data ... Read more about "PhD seminar “From research to publication” 4/4"
By EPFL Library Teaching team
12JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A2 458

In this workshop, participants will apply vocal techniques to help them speak audibly, show authority through body posture, occupy space and breathe comfortably to deal with stress. Read more about "Using vocal techniques to teach effectively"
By Mandria Halder
15JUN
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  13:30-16:00 salle CO 120

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism. Use i-thenticate to correct your text in order to eliminate potential ques of plagiarism. ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"
By Ingrid Le Duc & Raphaël Grolimund
18JUN
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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

Call for proposal

15MAY
11JUN
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Inside Look brings talented computer science students studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to a Google office for an insider view of engineering at Google. This two-day, all expenses paid program will take place at the Google offices in Munich, and selected students will get to hear from a diverse range of Googlers ... Read more about "Google Inside Look 2018"
04JUN
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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]"
05JUN
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With the joint call “Biomass as an important pillar within energy systems and the circular economy”, the ERA-NET Bioenergy network and ERA-NET Cofund mechanism BESTF3 aim to jointly fund innovative, transnational research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects in the field of bioenergy. Proposals must be submitted by international consortia with research partners in at least ... Read more about "[ SFOE / ERA-NET Bioenergy - BESTF3 - Full proposal deadline]"