Conferences - Seminars

  Swiss Tech Convention Center and Campus Biotech

The Blue Brain Project is delighted to host a three day Conference – Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² from September 18th to 20th, 2017. The Conference will be held at the SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL on September 18th and 19th and at the Campus Biotech in Geneva on September 20th. Neuromodulators dynamically reconfigure neural microcircuits ... Read more about "Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM2 Conference 2017"
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  11:00-12:00 BC129

Cloud radio access network (C-RAN) architectures in which the processing/decoding is migrated from the local base-stations/radio units (RUs) to a control/central units (CU) in the "cloud" offer a variety of advantages to cellular and wireless networks in general. Fog radio access networks (F-RAN) address the case where the RUs are enhanced by having the ability ... Read more about ""An Information Theoretic Perspective of Fronthaul Constrained Cloud and Fog Radio Access Networks""
By Prof. Shlomo Shamai The Andrew and Erna Viterbi Department of ...
  14:00-16:00 ELE 111

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Michel Bierlaire Abstract Background papers Efficiency of coordinate descent methods on huge-scale optimization problems, by Y. Nesterov, SIAM J. Optim., 2012. Accelerated, parallel, and proximal coordinate descent, by O. Fercoq and P. Richtarik, SIAM J. Optim., 2015. Federated Optimization: Distributed ... Read more about "Scalable Methods for Nonsmooth Optimization Problems"
By Ahmet Alacaoglu
  10:00-12:00 INJ 328

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Jaggi Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Kuhn Abstract Coordinate descent algorithms are the workhorse of convex optimization in practice since they are easy to implement, fast, and hard to beat. We want to design even faster coordinate descent algorithms which take geometry, communication costs etc. ... Read more about "Coordinate descent algorithms for convex optimization"
By Sai Praneeth Karimireddy 
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Adam Scholefield Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Abstract Background papers Quantization, by Robert M. Gray, David L. Neuhoff, 1998, Sections III and IV Propagation through nonuniform grating structures,by J.E. Sipe, L. Poladian, C. Martijn de Sterke, 1993 Modeling of the ... Read more about "Lippmann Photography"
By Michalina Pacholska
  10:00-12:00 BC129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Boi Faltings Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Denis Gillet Abstract With the advance of social media networks, people are sharing contents in an unprecedented scale. This makes social networks such as microblogs an ideal place for spreading rumors. Although rumors can have severe impact on real-life world, ... Read more about "Progressive Detecting Rumors from Streams of Social Platforms"
By Chi Thang Duong
  13:15-17:30 Bern

ERC Synergy Grants enable 2-4 top researchers with complimentary skills and knowledge to jointly address a research problem of their choice in unconventional ways. After a pilot in 2012 and 2013, the ERC decided to re-introduce the Synergy Grant to its portfolio, with the next Synergy Call expected to close on 14 November 2017. Consider ... Read more about "National Information Event on the ERC Synergy Grant"
  10:30-12:30 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Thesis advisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Jacques Fellay Abstract Background papers SMCQL: secure querying for federated databases. Bater, Johes, et al. Towards Statistical Queries over Distributed Private User Data. Chen, R. et al. Expanding Access to Large-Scale Genomic Data While Promoting ... Read more about "Decentralized, secure and privacy-conscious (medical) data sharing with distributed trust"
By David Froelicher
  12:15-14:15 INR 113

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Karl Aberer Thesis advisor: Prof. Pierre Dillenbour Thesis coadvisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez Abstract Background papers What are developers talking about? an analysis of topics and trends in stack overflow, by Barua, Anton, Stephen W. Thomas, and Ahmed E. Hassan. Empirical Software Engineering 19.3 (2014): 619-654. ... Read more about "Detecting Latent Training Needs from Digital Traces"
By Fu-Yin Cherng
  14:00-16:00 INR113

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Karl Aberer Thesis advisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Background papers Omnipedia: bridging the wikipedia language gap, by Patti Bao et al. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). MultiWiBi: The multilingual Wikipedia bitaxonomy project, by Tiziano Flati et ... Read more about "Improving Wikipedia quality across languages"
By Tiziano Piccardi
  16:00-18:00 BP 1227

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Abstract Background papers A Comprehensive Framework for Rendering Layered Materials (Jakob et al. 2014) Minimal Sampling for Effective Acquisition of Anisotropic BRDFs (Vávra and Filip 2016) Multiple-Scattering Microfacet BSDFs with the Smith Model (Heitz et al. 2016) Read more about "Frequency Space Methods for General Surface Modeling"
By Tizian Zeltner


  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine
  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab - pavillon Art/Science

EPFL ArtLab dedicates its second temporary exhibition to the work of !Mediengruppe Bitnik, whose acidic yet playful take on our digital everyday will occupy ArtLab’s central exhibition space all summer long. Building on a project which the Zurich-via-Berlin duo Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo initially developed for Kunsthaus Langenthal, Come Chat With Me follows up ... Read more about "ArtLab Summer exhibition - Come Chat With Me"
By !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Thesis defenses

By Andrzej Pawel NOWAK



Apprendre, pratiquer et nouer des contacts Tu as entre 16-20 ans ? L’informatique te passionne ? Cherches-tu une plate-forme pour développer tes connaissances en informatique avec des personnes partageant tes intérêts, te permettant ainsi de nouer des contacts ? La Science appelle les jeunes offre une chance unique à des jeunes motivés de mener leur ... Read more about "Semaine d'étude Fascination informatique pour les 16-20 ans - Date limite d'inscription"

Call for proposal


Bio-Based Industries Call 2017 Open The Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI) is a public-private partnership aiming at increasing investment in the development of a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe. Submission Deadline: 07.09.2017, 17:00 CET Funding: May vary Duration: May vary Subject: The 2017 call shows 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock Process Products Market uptake ... Read more about "[BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Funding through the current call aims to attract scientists form other fields into metabolism. The 2nd Kristian Gerhard Jebsen call for proposals will favor collaborative projects that cross boundaries between metabolism/nutrition and engineering or medicine, or projects that develop or apply a systems approach to the study of nutrition and metabolism. Funding will encourage projects ... Read more about "Calls for projects in Metabolism and Nutrition proposals"

With the aim of creating new synergies between the different EPFL Faculties, the Faculty of Life Sciences is launching a SV iPhD funding program. Deadline: from today to August 30, 2017 Duration : This program is initially planned for 4 years. It will support up to 4 projects per year. Submission Criteria : The idea ... Read more about "[SV iPhD FUNDING PROGRAM I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Call Microbials 2017 With its initiative, Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to generate a significant impact by exploiting the potential and widespread use microbial resources in health and technology. The focus is on applications in human and veterinary medicine, the environment, energy production, water treatment, food science and other areas. Submission deadlines: 28.07.2017 Funding: CHF 300'000 ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

The Swiss Leading Houses (University of Basel and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) and the South African Leading House (NRF National Research Foundation) are interested in identifying and supporting sustainable social innovations aiming to improve health in human settlements across South Africa. The following social innovations in housing are targeted: Innovations in renewable, clean ... Read more about "[OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. In addition to the fellowship, applicants can request a grant for a research period upon returning to Switzerland. Deadlines: 1st of February and 1st of August 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living ... Read more about "[ADVANCED POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"

HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. Submission deadlines: Initiation deadline: 10.08.2017 / Submission deadline: 24.08.2017 Funding: Depends on the hosting country, please check the application guidelines Duration: up to 36 months For more information and application ... Read more about "[HFSP I FELLOWSHIP]"

EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are intended to promote international exchange. As a consequence all applications must involve a change of country. Submission deadlines: 11.08.2017 2 pm CEST Funding: From 12 months to up to 24 months Duration: The stipend is a subsistence allowance and is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. ... Read more about "[EMBO I FELLOWSHIP]"



EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus/STCC. The 1st day/October 24th 2017 is open to the public and the entrance is free, however registration is mandatory. French/English translation will be ... Read more about "Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine": REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By EPFL and EMBO Press

Join the global IMAGINE IF! network of Innovators across 16 branches world wide, competing for the non-dilutive funding. The participation is free, don’t miss this opportunity and apply now ! The global application deadline is 28th of July 2017. The IMAGINE IF! is the first truly global competition and accelerator program for science-based ventures*. The ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! early-stage startup accelerator deadline"