Conferences - Seminars

22OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Characterization of protein secondary structures at interfaces in situ and in real time is important to understand biological processes associated with cell membranes and solve problems in various fields of biomedical sciences. However, such characterization is challenging because it requires methods that are both selective to interfaces ... Read more about "Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy for Protein Characterization at Interfaces"
By Prof. Elsa C. Yan, Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA)
22OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Function, aesthetics, and safety of cosmetic raw materials are key in today’s marketplace, where the consumer is looking for a desired effect such as a reduction in lines and wrinkles, the removal of age spots, or long wear in a lipstick. The majority of Skin Care products and a very significant percentage of toiletry products ... Read more about "Designing Cosmetic Materials for the Skin"
By Dr Peter Lersch, Evonik Germany
23OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Reacting flow instabilities in gas turbine and aeroengine combustion chambers must be understood and controlled in order to ensure safe and reliable operation and to increase the systems performances. The research presented in this talk is based on experiments (e.g. planar laser induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, acoustic piezosensors), large eddy simulations and low order ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Flame and thermoacoustic dynamics in gas turbine combustors"
23OCT
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Abstract This talk presents a detailed and up-to-date security analysis of the voting software used in upcoming Brazilian elections by more than 140 million voters. It is mainly based on results obtained recently in a restricted hacking challenge organized by the Superior Electoral Court (SEC), the national electoral authority. During the event, multiple serious vulnerabilities ... Read more about "Return of the Insecure Brazilian Voting Machines"
By Prof. Diego F. Aranha, Aarhus University, Denmark
23OCT
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  15:00-19:00 SG 094.11

The Convention will be the peak event of the semester, offering labs and companies the possibility to explain to students the technologies they are using and developing. The event aims to give students first hand insights about current energy applications in research and industry and introducing them to the future they might expect in the ... Read more about "Energy Convention 2018"
23OCT
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  17:30-20:00 SV 1717

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a commercial reality and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. Do you have a great idea or need to take your startup to the next level? Join the global IMAGINE IF! program of innovators across ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Lausanne Launch Event"
25OCT
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Vapor phase deposited perovskite layers allow the preparation of efficient solar cells. The different type of sublimation methods will be briefly discussed focusing in on co-evaporation using multiple sources and single source methods. The latter requires the previous preparation of perovskites for which we use solid state ... Read more about "Vapor Phase deposited Perovskites"
By Dr. Henk J. Bolink
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de ...
26OCT
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Emergency Service Systems (ESS), such as police, fire, and emergency medical services, have been modeled and studied since long ago. Hypercube queuing models have been proposed and applied to analyze such systems with users in queues and servers spatially distributed over a region. The work of our research group in this area has been oriented ... Read more about "Extensions of the hypercube queuing model to analyze emergency services systems inspired by practical applications"
By Dr. Ana Paula Iannoni, Ecole Centrale Paris
29OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

The chemical industry should in the future be based on renewable energy. Therefore, material development for environmentally friendly, electrocatalytic production of valuable chemicals is needed. Chemicals could be produced using safe, cheap, more environmentally friendly and more abundant reactants than today. The products could be provided on demand at the place where they are needed, ... Read more about "Electro-Catalysis at the atomic scale"
By Prof. Jan Rossmeisl, University Copenhagen Denmark
30OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Humans have been influencing the DNA of plants and animals for thousands of years through selective breeding. Yet it is only over the last 3 decades or so that we have gained the ability to manipulate the DNA itself and directly alter its sequences through the modern tools of genetic engineering. This has revolutionized ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Cybergenetics: Rationally-designed genetic control systems"
30OCT
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  16:15-17:00 RLC D1 661

Synchrony, engagement and learning are important abilities that allow sustaining dynamics of social interaction. In this talk, we will address these topics with an interpersonal interaction point of view. In particular, we will introduce interpersonal human-machine interactions schemes and models with a focus on definitions, sensing and evaluations of social signals and behaviors. We will ... Read more about "Interpersonal Human-Robot Interaction & Engagement"
By Prof. Mohamed Chetouani is the head of the IMI2S (Interaction ...
31OCT
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  10:30-11:30 SV 1717

Advances in deep generative models are at the forefront of deep learning research because of the promise they offer for allowing data-efficient learning, and for model-based reinforcement learning. In this talk I’ll review the foundations of probabilistic reasoning and generative modeling. I will then introduce modern approximations which allow for efficient large-scale training of a ... Read more about "Probabilistic Deep Learning: Foundations, applications and open problems."
By Dr. Danilo Rezende
01NOV
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Abstract Blockchains have a storage scalability issue: their size is unbounded and their growth endless. The size of the Bitcoin blockchain increased from 125 GiB in August 2017 to 175 GiB in August 2018, taking a record 50 GiB in just a year. To fully benefit from the security model of Bitcoin, a bootstrapping node ... Read more about "Shortcutting the Bitcoin verification process for your smartphone"
By Pierre-Louis Roman, University of Rennes, France
01NOV
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  13:00-22:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Annual research event of the EPFL's Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering (IBI) -- this year under the motto "From Open Science to Open Innovation and Translation". In a nutshell (see details -talk titles and schedules, in particular- HERE): Keynote Talk by Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (USA): “Lessons from Translation: Impacting Patients and the ... Read more about "Bioengineering Day 2018"
By Various speakers
05NOV
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: In nature, groups of thousands of individuals cooperate to create complex structure purely through local interactions -- from cells that form complex organisms, to social insects like termites that build meter-high mounds and army ants that self-assemble into bridges and nests, to the complex and mesmerizing motion of ... Read more about "Collective Intelligence, from Nature to Robots"
05NOV
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Recent years have seen considerable progress in the development of microfluidic systems for use in the chemical and biological sciences. At a primary level, interest in such systems has been stimulated by the fact that physical processes can be more easily controlled and harnessed when instrumental dimensions are reduced to the micron scale. For example, ... Read more about "Microfluidic-Based Nanocrystal Synthesis—Towards Ultra-Fast Parametric Space Mapping"
By Prof. Andrew de Mello, ETH Zurich Switzerland
07NOV
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  08:30-17:00 BC 420

The School of Engineering of EPFL is pleased to launch the annual PhD Summit initiative, a workshop for final year PhD students interested in a career in academia. We invite to campus, on a competitive basis, a group of exceptional graduating PhD students from institutions worldwide. In this inaugural first edition, the Engineering PhD Summit ... Read more about "Engineering PhD Summit"
By https://phdsummit.epfl.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/PhD-Summit-detailed-program.pdf
08NOV
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  08:30-18:00 Lausanne Olympic Museum

This symposium will be held on Thursday November 8th, 2018 at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. ———————————————————— Deadline for abstract submission for the poster session: October 8, 2018. Please note that 4 abstracts will be selected for short talks. Deadline for Registration: October 22, 2018. Please note that the number of seats is limited ... Read more about "LIMNA symposium - "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding""
By Invited speakers:         • Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France ...
08NOV
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Statistical regression techniques have become very fashionable as a tool to predict the properties of systems at the atomic scale, sidestepping much of the computational cost of first-principles simulations and making it possible to perform simulations that require thorough statistical sampling without compromising on the accuracy of ... Read more about "Machine Learning Like a Physicist"
By Prof. Michele Ceriotti
Laboratory for Computational Science and Modeling, EPFL ...
12NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Recent progress in the synthetic construction of micro-compartmentalized colloidal objects comprising integrated biomimetic functions is paving the way towards rudimentary forms of artificial cell-like entities (protocells) for modelling complex biological systems, exploring the origin of life, and advancing future proto-living technologies. Although several new types of protocells are currently available, the design of synthetic protocell ... Read more about "Proto-living materials?"
By Prof. Stephen Mann, Bristol University UK
13NOV
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  09:00-12:30 co 120

Exercise sessions provide students with an opportunity to apply the things they have learned in lectures, to deepen their understanding, to clarify problems and to monitor their own learning. What are the features of exercise sessions that best help student to learn? How can exercises be adapted to help students deepen their understanding? What approaches ... Read more about "Effective exercise sessions"
By Roland Tormey
19NOV
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Richard Mann is the Higgins Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and holds an Interdisciplinary Faculty appointment in the Department of Systems Biology. He uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system for studying a range of problems related to how ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Richard Mann, Columbia University, New York City, NY (USA)
19NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Magnetic materials are key components in energy technologies, robotics, sensors and information technology. Magnets are inseparable from our everyday life. “Green” energy technologies such as wind turbines, electro-mobility and solid state cooling, rely on high performance magnetic materials which have to be available in bulk quantities, at low-cost and with tailored magnetic hysteresis. The realisation ... Read more about "Rare earth high performance magnets for energy applications: Demand, sustainability and the reality of alternatives"
By Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch, TU Darmstadt Germany

Exhibitions

25OCT
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  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public. Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex ... Read more about "Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age"