Conferences - Seminars

05MAR
22MAR
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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!"
19MAR
  08:45-15:45 SV1717

Open symposium organized by the COST Action GREEKC (Gene Regulation Ensemble Effort for Kwnoledge Commons). Read more about "Gene Regulatory Elements : From Data to Models To Software"
By Tim Hughes, Harmen Bussemaker, Sachi Inukai, Tim Bailey, Erik van ...
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
20MAR
  09:15 SV 1717

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES FACULTY RECRUITING SEMINAR Abstract: Proteins and multi-protein complexes play crucial roles in our cells. The amino-acid sequence of a protein encodes its function, including its structure and its possible interactions. In evolution, random mutations affect the sequence, while natural selection acts at the level of function. Hence, shedding light on the ... Read more about "Inferring Interaction Partners and Evolutionary Constraints from Protein Sequences"
By Anne-Florence Bitbol, Ph.D., CNRS & Sorbonne University, Paris (F)
20MAR
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By: Suriya Gunsekar - Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago IC Faculty candidate Abstract: In this talk, I will overview our recent progress towards understanding how we learn large capacity machine learning models. In the modern practice of machine learning, especially deep learning, many successful models have far more trainable parameters compared to the number of ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Rethinking the role of optimization in learning"
20MAR
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  13:15-15:15 INM 203

Wednesday 20 March 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 "Observational Studies - Talk by Prof. Bob West"
20MAR
  14:15 SV 1717

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES FACULTY RECRUITING SEMINAR Abstract: Standardized, multi-omics datasets are becoming increasingly available, but major impediments prevent the realization of impact of big data resources. Integrative approaches that bridge the molecular and system sciences bring the promise of leveraging large-scale data to maximize its potential. Here, I present the development of in silico ... Read more about "From Genomics to Molecular Mechanisms: Leveraging Big Data with Integrative Workflows"
By Elizabeth Brunk, Ph.D., University of California San Diego, CA ...
21MAR
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  17:15-18:45 RLC A1 110

Discover PREreview, an open platform that facilitates the collaborative writing of preprints reviews by a growing community of contributors. Everyone welcome, whether early career researcher or not, from the Life Sciences or from any other discipline! The presentation will be followed by drinks! Register here! ----- Because of its fundamental role in research evaluation, scientific ... Read more about "Pre-prints and journal clubs: empowering the next generation of peer reviewers"
By Daniela Saderi
22MAR
23MAR
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  08:30-19:00 Campus Biotech

Brainhack is a 2-day hackathon on brain technologies, mostly brain imaging but not only. To participate, you don’t need to know anything about the brain, just to bring yours! We welcome anyone from coders to doctors. Contrarily to traditional hackathons during which teams compete, brainhacks are collaborative: all teams work on different projects and we’ll ... Read more about "Brainhack Open Geneva 2019"
25MAR
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By: Eunsol Choi - University of Washington IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Real world entities such as people, organizations and countries play a critical role in text. Reading offers rich explicit and implicit information about these entities, such as the categories they belong to, relationships they have with other entities, and events they participate in. In ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Learning to Understand Entities In Text"

Thesis defenses

20MAR
  17:15 BC 02

Thesis directors: Prof. J.-P. Hubaux ,Prof. K. C. Huguenin Programme doctoral en Informatique et communications. Thesis 9373 Read more about "Interdependent and Multi-Subject Privacy: Threats, Analysis and Protection"
By Alexandra-Mihaela OLTEANU

Public Science Events

21MAR
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  10:00-18:00 STCC 2 52

Nous sommes très heureux de vous accueillir à la 6ème édition du Salon des Technologies et de l'Innovation de Lausanne. Seront présentés les start-up, laboratoires, entreprises les plus innovantes de Suisse. Vous aimez les nouvelles technologies? Elon Musk est votre idole? Vous avez deux jambes? Venez les rencontrer autour de stands intéractifs. Vous decouvrirez d'étonnantes ... Read more about "SALON DES TECHNOLOGIES ET DE L'INNOVATION DE LAUSANNE"
25MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Forum Rolex

The Ig Nobel Awards honor research that makes people laugh, then think. With Marc Abrahams Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research Claire Rind, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK 2005 Peace Prize winner — Monitoring a brain cell of a locust while that locust watches selected ... Read more about "Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2019"
By Marc Abraham, Claire Rind, Marc Fardin, Mark Dingemanse

Exhibitions

26FEB
31MAR
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  07:00-23:59 RLC D1 230

A l’occasion de la Semaine de la durabilité, découvrez une sélection de livres autour de la thématique de la biodiversité, issus des collections de la Bibliothèque. De quoi parle-t-on ? La biodiversité peut être défini comme un réseau d’interactions et d’interdépendances entre des dizaines de millions d’espèce, autrement dit des milliards d’êtres vivants. Ce sont ... Read more about "Biodiversity Rhapsody : une sélection de livres 100% durables"
By EPFL Library
18MAR
22MAR
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"90 days, 6 countries, 16k photos on my memory cards and the deep sensation to have experienced something unique. A journey among cultures, religion and enriching people. But most of all, a trip amongst colours. Of the people’s eyes, of women’s saris, of the desert sand. An entirely new way to define and understand colour, ... Read more about "Exposition Photo - Colors of Asia"

Call for proposal

22MAR
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With this call, SUDAC promotes the establishment of 2-3 Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOCs) in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. This call is not about funding research projects, but aims at establishing institutional co-operation. CLOCs must: Be related to at least 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cooperate with at least 2 COFER ... Read more about "[ SUDAC – swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network | Funding for institutional co-operation in the Global South ]"

Cultural events

24MAR
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  17:00-20:30 Campus Biotech, Auditorium H8

HackaHealth — Make your abilities matter During the weekend of March 22-24th, interdisciplinary teams will work on projects defined by people with disabilities to tackle challenges in their daily living. The teams are composed of makers, engineers, designer and the users themselves, for a holistic and user-centric approach to hacking. A closing ceremony invites the ... Read more about "HackaHealth - Closing Ceremony"

Internal trainings

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!"