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"
28MAY
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics is increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales. By utilizing metal ioncoordination complexes and metal nanoparticle-coordination ... Read more about "Bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslinking: easy access to broad dynamics when engineering polymer gel mechanics"
By Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, Laboratory for Bio-Inspired Interfaces (LBI) at MIT ...
29MAY
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  12:15 SV 1717

The bacterial flagellar motor is the most complex rotary motor identified in biology. A central transmembrane rotor spins at up to 1300Hz against a ring of ion translocating stators attached to the cell wall, rotating an external helical flagellum to push the bacterium forward. The evolutionally related T3SS used the equivalent of the rotor to ... Read more about "Remodelling a motor on the go: Dynamic exchange in the bacterial flagellar motor and Type 3 secretion system and possible roles in motor function"
By Judith Armitage, University of Oxford, UK
30MAY
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  10:15-11:00 BC 420

Silvia Berger, PhD, is Associate Faculty Member at the Center History of Knowledge (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich) and Lecturer at the University of Zurich’s Department of History. She is the author of the award-winning book Bakterien in Krieg und Frieden. Eine Geschichte der medizinischen Bakteriologie in Deutschland, 1890-1933, Göttingen 2009. Her teaching and ... Read more about "Martians of Engineering: Calculating the Unthinkable in Cold War Switzerland"
By Silvia Berger, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich
31MAY
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  08:00-08:45 BC 420

The quote in the title is courtesy of Robert Maynard Hutchins, the young, imperious president of the University of Chicago, who oversaw the development of the university’s scientific research infrastructure after World War II. Hutchins considered scientists to be eminently susceptible to the corrupting influence of funders’ interests. It seems surprising, then, that he championed ... Read more about "“Scientists are worse than other professors”: Industrial Patronage of Academic Research in the Early Cold War"
By Joseph D. Martin, University of Cambridge
31MAY
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  16:15 SV 1717

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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  09:00-17:00 ODY 0 03

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.
04JUN
06JUN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

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
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

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."
05JUN
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  14:00 BSP 727

The discovery of thousands of extrasolar planets and the inferred astronomical number of Earth-like planets in the Galaxy have recently fueled an intense activity in Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The “Breakthrough Listen” initiative, the largest and most comprehensive search ever, and other ongoing and upcoming SETI research programs in the radio and optical spectrum ... Read more about "“Where is everybody?” - Signal coverage approach to SETI”"
By Claudio Grimaldi, Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter, EPFL
06JUN
08JUN
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  ELA 1

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 ...
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"
14JUN
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Over the past years we have developed various approaches to fabricate materials with sophisticated chemical and structural complexity. We have focused on synthesis in non-aqueous solution since this approach is not limited to one particular class of materials. Thus, it gives us flexibility to tailor the composition ... Read more about "From nanoparticles synthesis in solution to functional devices – a perspective based on in situ synchrotron studies"
By Prof. Dorota Koziej
Institute for Nanostructure and Solid State Physics ...
26JUN
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  15:00-18:00 BC420

L'EPFL Bioinspired Platform vous invite à son prochain séminaire de sur le thème de la robotique bioinspirée. Découvrez comment les chercheurs et les entreprises s'inspirent de la nature pour créer des robots avec des mouvements autonomes qui répondent et s'adaptent à leur environnement. Nous sommes honorés d'accueillir Dr Elias Knubben qui dirige les projets Bionic ... Read more about "Robotique bioinspirée"
By Dr.sc. Elias Knubben, Head of Corporate Bionics Projects, Festo ...
27JUN
29JUN
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Register for Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South! The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center-CODEV at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne invites you to be part of its biennial World Class Event. Early Bird Registration ends of May 25th! Register Now! For more information ... Read more about "Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South | Register Now!"
29JUN
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  09:00-15:30 EPFL BC 420

For the 16th consecutive year, the LBO (EPFL), the LMAM (EPFL), the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine (CHUV), and the Regenerative Therapy Unit (CHUV) are organizing a day of translational research in musculoskeletal biomechanics. This day aims to encourage synergies between the Service of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at CHUV and the basic sciences at EPFL. ... Read more about "16th EPFL – CHUV Research Day on Translational Musculoskeletal Biomechanics"
By Prof. Thomas Hügle (Chef du Service de rhumatologie, CHUV), Pierric ...
02JUL
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Dr. Roman Jerala is head of the Department of Synthetic Biology and Immunology at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is also a full professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical technology, University of Ljubljana, synthetic biology project director ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Roman Jerala, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
09JUL
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: The field of micro and nano robotics has made impressive strides over the past decade as researchers have created a variety of small devices capable of locomotion within liquid environments. Robust fabrication techniques have been developed, some devices have been functionalized for potential applications, and therapies are being ... Read more about "Soft Microrobotics and its Application in Medicine"
29JUL
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  17:00-18:00 Forum Rolex

The IEEE International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers harnessing light, or photons, and control its propagation phenomena via interaction with produced structures at the micro and nano scale. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well ... Read more about "IEEE 2018 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics"
By Keynote : Prof. Igor Aharonovitch, Prof. Lih Y. Lin, Prof. Eric ...
30AUG
01SEP
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Le Big Data sous la loupe: du 30 août au 1er septembre, conférences, débats, expostitions, ateliers pour enfants sur le thème du Big Data. Programme sur micro18.ch Read more about "micro18"
30AUG
  12:30-13:30 SV 1717

Genomic knowledge is about to profoundly change medicine, by making it more precise and personal. At the crossroad between basic science and the clinical world, my research group’s ambition is to contribute to this exciting transformation. We use genomic and bioinformatic approaches to identify and characterize genome variants that can explain the inter-individual differences observed ... Read more about "Human genomic diversity and infection: from immunogenetics to personalized health"
By Dr Jacques Fellay, EPFL / FSV / GHI / GR-FE
03SEP
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Our insatiable demand for sensing, communication and computing has been a key driver in the relentless scaling of CMOS feature sizes. However, as the benefits of technology scaling are coming to an end, an increasing amount of out of the box thinking will be required to maintain the ... Read more about "Mixed-Signal Interfaces for the Data-Driven World"
03SEP
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Fredrik Höök received a PhD in physics from Chalmers, Sweden, in 1997 and his research has focused on the development of surface-based bioanalytical tools, such as QCM-D, localized SPR and more recently TIRF microscopy, and their combination with microfluidics for fundamental studies of ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University, Sweden
24SEP
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: B.A., Stanford University, 1993; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997. Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2000-05; Associate Professor, 2005-06; Professor, 2006-16; HHMI Investigator, 2005-07, 2010-16; Binder/Amgen Professor, 2016-; Davis Leadership Chair, 2017-; Executive Officer, 2017-. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Dianne K. Newman, Caltech, Pasadena, CA (USA)
01OCT
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Inistitue of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Satoshi Kawata Abstract and Biography to follow. Read more about "Prof. Satoshi Kawata - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
22OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Elsa C. Yan, Yale University, USA
05NOV
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Radhika Nagpal Abstract and Biography to follow. Read more about "Prof. Radhika Nagpal - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
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)
29APR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: David M Sabatini is an American scientist and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008 and ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. David Sabatini,  Massachusettes Institute of Technology;  Whitehead Institute for ...