Conferences - Seminars

12FEB
25FEB
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From February 12th to 25th, EPFL Library invites you to take part to Love Data Week 2018. This world wide event aims to share awareness about research data management among researchers. On this occasion, EPFL Library offers you several activities and events online and on EPFL campus. Come and join us! February 12th-16th Love Data ... Read more about "Love Data Week at EPFL"
22FEB
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Antoine Kaufmann - University of Washington IC Faculty candidate Abstract: TCP is widely used for client-server communication in modern data centers. But TCP packet handling is notoriously CPU intensive, accounting for an increasing fraction of data center processing time. Techniques such as TCP segment offload, kernel bypass, and RDMA are of limited benefit for ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: High Performance Data Center TCP Packet Processing"
22FEB
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  11:15-12:15 BC410

By Stephan Merz, Inria Nancy (joint work with Leslie Lamport) Abstract Auxiliary variables are often needed for verifying that an implementation is correct with respect to a higher-level specification. They augment the formal description of the implementation without changing its semantics—that is, the set of behaviors that it describes. I will present rules for introducing ... Read more about "Auxiliary variables revisited"
23FEB
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  14:15 INM202

Time-of-flight imaging and LIDAR systems enable 3D scene acquisition at long range using active illumination. This is useful for autonomous driving, robotic vision, human-computer interaction and many other applications. The technological requirements on these imaging systems are extreme: individual photon events need to be recorded and time-stamped at a picosecond timescale, which is facilitated by ... Read more about "Computational Single Photon Imaging"
By Prof. Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University
Bio: Gordon Wetzstein is an ...
26FEB
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  08:30-15:00 SV 1717

General assembly and user's day.The opportunity to get updates on the instruments and the science going on at CIME. This year we have invited Prof. Thomas Walz from The Rockefeller University to give a inspiring invited talk. We will have presentations from our CIME staff members and three submitted posters will be selected for a ... Read more about "CIME DAY 2018"
By Speakers: Prof. Thomas Walz, Graham Knott, Thomas La Grange, Cosmin ...
26FEB
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Elisa Celis - EPFL IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Social systems are now fueled by algorithms that facilitate and control connections and information. Simultaneously, computational systems are now fueled by people -- their interactions, data, and behavior. Consequently, there is a pressing need to design new algorithms that are socially responsible in how they learn, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Fairness and Diversity in Online Social Systems"
27FEB
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  17:30-19:30 Bâtiment F, EPFL Innovation Park

Les étudiants en master de l’EPFL à la recherche d'un stage pour le semestre d’été/automne 2018 - 4 à 6 mois disponibles dès juillet ou septembre 2018 - pourront découvrir en un clin d’œil un choix de stages en 180 secondes! Sans oublier que des pizzas seront servies ! Les entreprises de l’Innovation Park profiteront ... Read more about "Ton stage en 180 secondes"
27FEB
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

The goal of the project is to create an open-software, open-hardware spectrophotometer that is cheap and reliable. We will present all the tools that we used (Eagle, FreeCad, OpenSCAD, Arduino, ...) and show the experiments that can be achieved with the final product. All the code is available on http://github.com/hackuarium/simple-spectro Read more about "From concept to production: Open spectrophotometer, an interdisciplinary project"
By Luc Patiny, Hackuarium
01MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Sebastian Angel - UT Austin IC Faculty candidate Abstract: In the past decade there has been a significant increase in the collection of personal information and communication metadata (with whom users communicate, when, how often) by governments, Internet providers, companies, and universities. While there are many ongoing efforts to secure users' communications, namely end-to-end ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Privacy despite mass surveillance"
01MAR
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  11:45-13:30 salle Uranus, bâtiment D, EPFL Innovation Park

The conference Pizzas&Start-up calls on 4 young innovative companies from EPFL or installed at EPFL Innovation Park. They each have 6 minutes to present their activities and achievements to their audience. The start-up that will present are as follows: Datapred Feeltronix Viventis Technology Picterra The conference is followed by a networking lunch with pizzas. The ... Read more about "Pizzas&Start-up"
01MAR
  14:00-16:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Alexandre Alahi Abstract Background papers Learning-Based Compressive Subsampling, by Luca Baldassarre et all. Learning to invert: Signal recovery via deep convolutional networks, by Ali. Mousavi and Richard G.Baraniuk https://arxiv.org/pdf/1701.03891.pdf Learning representations from EGG with deep recurrent convolutional neural networks, by ... Read more about "candidacy exam"
By Rabeeh Karimi
02MAR
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  09:00-16:00 EBU Headquarters, Geneva

Moderator: Mirko Bischofberger 9:00 – 9:15 Arrival of participants and refreshments 9:15 – 9:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President EPFL 9:30 – 10:20 INNOVATION FOR THE MEDIA Nicola Frank, Head of European Affairs EBU Dr Hans Hoffmann, Head of Unit on Media Fundamentals and Production technology EBU Technology and Innovation 10:20 – 10:45 ... Read more about "Media innovation in the age of AI, social media and fake news"
05MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Elena Glassman - UC Berkeley IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Programming—the means by which we tell computers what to do—has changed a lot over time. Programming today means programming alongside hundreds of fellow students, thousands of fellow professional software engineers at a particular company, or millions of fellow developers in the open-source community sharing their ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Interactive systems for code and data demography"
06MAR
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

LCAV will present its acoustic robot which the lab has acquired to conduct acoustic experiments in an automated fashion. The robot has two "ears" (microphones), one "mouth" (speaker) and "legs" (two motorized wheels). We will present the work that has been done on the robot previously, followed by a presentation of open challenges which we ... Read more about "Robots for automated experiments in research: Meet our echo-locating robot"
By Frederike Dümbgen, LCAV (Audiovisual Communications Laboratory), EPFL
09MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458

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 & Cécile Hardebolle
12MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Peter Kairouz - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: The explosive growth in connectivity and data collection is accelerating the use of machine learning to guide consumers through a myriad of choices and decisions. While this vision is expected to generate many disruptive businesses and social opportunities, it presents one of the biggest threats ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: From Differential Privacy to Generative Adversarial Privacy"
13MAR
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  12:00-18:00 Hall SG

EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
16MAR
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  12:30-13:30 GC B1 10

Stefan Pauliuk is an expert for method development to assess sustainable development strategies. He works with supply chain analysis and scenario modelling for sustainable material futures. In this talk, he provides an overview of current research in material flow analysis (MFA). Materials are the building blocks of a modern lifestyle and of many technology-related sustainable ... Read more about "Research trends in material flow analysis"
By Dr. Stefan Pauliuk, Faculty for Environment and Natural Resources, University ...
22MAR
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

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

Cultural events

01MAR
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  10:00-18:00 Swisstech Convention Center

We welcome you the 1st of March to the STIL event. Gathering of actors and entrepreneurs of innovation, the Lausanne technologies and innovation exhibition is a unique opportunity to promote new technologies and share innovative ideas with a large public. Startups, companies, laboratories and investors are present one day in a unique convention center in ... Read more about "Salon des technologies et de l'innovation de Lausanne"
05MAR
09MAR
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From the 5th to the 9th of March 2018, a group of students organises a Sustainability Week on UniL and EPFL campuses. For the first year, this week will take place simultaneously in 12 Swiss Universities with the aim to raise awareness on the 3 aspects of sustainability, economy, society and environment, all in a ... Read more about "Sustainability Week"

Exhibitions

26FEB
15MAR
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  Hall MED

The ACCES Visualization Contest series aims to foster a culture of insightful and visually-engaging representations of scientific / engineering computational concepts and solutions. The 2017 contest solicited contributions from all students and postdocs of EPFL and ended on 31 December 2017. The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday 26 February 2018 at 12:15 in ... Read more about "ACCES Visualization Contest — Award Ceremony and Exhibition"
26FEB
09MAR
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  15:30-16:00 SV 1204

After the success from two years ago, the BIOP is once again organizing an exhibit in the SV hall that would allow all those interested, from any EPFL Faculty, to share the beauty of their images and videos representing cells, tissues, organisms,… The exhibit will take place from 26 February till 9 March 2018 in ... Read more about "Seeing Life Science: 2018 Edition"

Thesis defenses

23FEB
  17:30 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. R. Guerraoui Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8299 Read more about "Towards Scalable Personalization"
By Rhicheek PATRA

Miscellaneous

26FEB
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

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"
27FEB
29MAY
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  19:30-22:00 MED 3 2215

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"
06MAR
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  13:30-17:00 salle BI A2 468

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"
08MAR
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  09:00-12:30 salle BI A2 468

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"
08MAR
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  18:15-22:00 Forum du Rolex Learning Centre

Description Event in French For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: “Women’s Careers: What’s Next after epfl?”"
10MAR
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  08:30-17:00 EPFL, Salle INF 3, Bâtiment INF

Une journée pour s'amuser en découvrant le code et la programmation à l'aide de Scratch. Les enfants utiliseront l'ordinateur comme outil créatif afin d'imaginer, programmer et partager des petites animations, histoires et mini jeux. Inscriptions pour les enfants de 8 à 12 ans accompagnés d'un adulte sur: http://scratchday.ch Prix: CHF 5.- 1 billet par enfant, ... Read more about "Scratch Day à l'EPFL"
16MAR
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  09:00-17:00 salle BI A2 468

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 Sike Mischke and Ingrid Le Duc

Internal trainings

28FEB
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  Université de Fribourg

Description et objectifs Les enjeux d’une soutenance de thèse ou d’une conférence importante peuvent être élevés. La pression augmentant, les moyens à portée de main pour réussir diminuent proportionnellement. Un regard hostile, une question inattendue, une remarque ou une critique peuvent déstabiliser, voire vous priver entièrement des moyens d’agir d’une manière constructive. Cette formation apporte ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Prise de parole – boîte à outils"
By Eva Vokacova Cendors, comédienne et formatrice en communication et développement ...
01MAR
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  12:00-13:30 SwissTech Convention Center

BUSINESS IDEAS - SELF-EMPLOYMENT AS A CAREER OPTION. GET TIPS AND TRICKS FROM SUCCESSFUL STARTUP FOUNDERS. Meet two EPFL young startups, who master the art of startups competitions and will give you their secrets about it: MotionPilot provides an innovative way to interact with drones. The young team from EPFL is developing a smart radio ... Read more about "Business Ideas @ EPFL How to win start-up competitions"
By Dimitrios Terzis and Timothée Peter
05MAR
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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 DRH - Service de gestion des absences
06MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans le cadre de vos travaux de recherche, vous collectez et produisez un certain nombre de données de recherche hétérogènes (données numériques, textuelles, qualitatives, quantitatives, statistiques, bases de données, interviews, images, photos, audio, vidéo, codes sources, 3D, etc.). Au coeur d’une recherche intègre, responsable et de qualité, la gestion de ces données ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Gestion des données de recherche"
By Carmen Jambé, spécialiste en information documentaire, Service UNIRIS, Université de ...
06MAR
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  12:00-14:00 GR A3 31

Practical workshops are organized by EPFL Library to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next funding application. Read more about "SNSF DMP workshop"
By Research data EPFL Library team
09MAR
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  09:15-15:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs Devoir préparer une leçon d’épreuve, c’est le signal que votre dossier de candidature a passé les premières phases de sélection et que votre profil a émergé par rapport à l’ensemble des dossiers. La commission de nomination souhaite vous voir à l’oeuvre et s’entretenir avec vous pour attester de votre adéquation avec le ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Se préparer à la leçon d’épreuve"
By Dre Mallory Schaub, responsable du Pôle de Soutien à l ...
20MAR
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  09:00-17:00 University of Lausanne

Description and objectives Applying for a professor position can be a daunting process, and often, the different steps of this process are not well known. This workshop shows how the process works, from the moment the job announcement is formulated to the final decision of who receives the job offer. Moreover, and most importantly, this ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Preparing your application for a professorship"
By Franciska Krings, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Vice-rector in charge of ...

Call for proposal

22FEB
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Aim: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites exceptional early career researchers from across the natural, biomedical, and social sciences and the humanities to join one of their interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most complex questions facing the world today. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an ... Read more about "[ CIFAR | CIFAR AZRIELI GLOBAL SCHOLARS ]"
28FEB
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Aim: The Allliance’s EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research. EuroTechPostdoc provides its fellows exceptional international research and career development opportunities across four leading technical universities in Europe to further develop their outstanding individual potential into a distinct, innovative ... Read more about "[EUROTECHPOSTDOC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME]"
28FEB
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Aim: Innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities ... Read more about "[ LEADING HOUSE ASIA: CALL FOR INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ]"
01MAR
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Dans un contexte de mobilité et de mondialisation accrues, ce programme de bourses a été mis sur pied par Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). Il privilégie les pôles de compétitivité déterminés par le Plan Marshall 4.0, initié par la Wallonie, et permet l’accueil, par nos universités, de diplômés émanant d’institutions étrangères d’excellence. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 Funding: varie, ... Read more about "[WBI I FELLOWSHIP]"
15MAR
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IMI 2 - Call 8 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15MAR
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The Doctoral Exchange Grants of the ZKS Foundation support collaborative inter-university doctoral top research in the fields of engineering, environmental sciences (which includes bioengineering, but not life science or biology), medieval disciplines including medieval studies, as well as research in digital humanities at the intersection of medieval disciplines and computing. Aim: to encourage research collaboration ... Read more about "[ ZENO KARL SCHINDLER Foundation | Doctoral Exchange Grant ]"
19MAR
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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]"