Conferences - Seminars

19AUG
22AUG
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  Rolex Learning Centre

En Août 2018, on fêtera les 100 ans du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction ainsi que les 60 ans de sa directrice actuelle, Prof. Karen Scrivener. Un conférence sur Read more about "Les100 ans du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction et les 60 ans de sa directrice Prof. Karen Scrivener"
By Prof. Karen Scrivener et al.
22AUG
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  12:00-13:00 RLC B1 520

Marc Robinson, professor at the Department of evolution and ecology at UNIL, will present the benefits from publishing preprints. Alain Foehn, PhD student at the Laboratory of hydraulic constructions at EPFL, will share his experience with submitting a paper to Elsevier. Read more about "NoonTalk#4: Publishing preprints"
27AUG
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Abstract Diagnosis and treatment methods based on big genomic data are becoming widespread as the cost of genome sequencing decreases gradually. In this context, disease-gene association studies are of great importance. The genomic data is very sensitive when compared to other data types and contains information about the individual and his / her relatives. Many ... Read more about "Achieving Scalable and Privacy-Preserving Whole Genome Variant Queries"
By Dr. Mete Akgün, University of Tübingen, Germany
30AUG
01SEP
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  Microcity

In an increasingly connected world, managing and using the growing amount of data is a major challenge for our society. Today, from health care to transport, social networks, commerce and industry, all aspects of our lives are put into data. But how can we manage this infinite and constantly growing mass of information? This is ... 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
30AUG
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  14:00-15:00 INR 113

We consider transmission over a cloud radio access network (CRAN) focusing on the framework of oblivious processing at the relay nodes (radio units), i.e., the relays are not cognizant of the users' codebooks. This approach is motivated by future wireless communications (5G and beyond) and the theoretical results connect to a variety of different information ... Read more about "Cloud Radio Access Networks, Distributed Information Bottleneck, and more: A Unified Information Theoretic View"
By Prof. Shlomo Shamai
The Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion-Israel ...
31AUG
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  14:15 BC 420

Abstract The introduction of computational resources at the network edge allows us to offload computation from clients and/or servers, thereby reducing response latency, backbone bandwidth, and computational requirements on clients. More fundamentally, edge-computing moves us from a Client-Server model to a Client-Edge-Server model. While this is an attractive paradigm for many applications, it raises the ... Read more about "CESSNA - Resilient Edge Computing"
By Dr. Yotam Harchol
University of California, Berkeley , USA
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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  12:15 SV1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Next generation drug-delivery vehicles aimed to carry biological drugs, such as proteins or nucleic acids, are often designed to mimic how natural biological nanoparticles, such as viruses and exosomes, transfer genetic information between cells in vivo. Due to the large heterogeneity of nanoparticles irrespective of whether they ... Read more about "Single nanoparticle analytics: from viruses via exosomes to drug carriers"
By Prof. Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University, Sweden
04SEP
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The vast majority of our knowledge on vibrio pathogenesis is based on the ancient and well-studied human pathogen, V. cholerae. Often neglected and relegated to specialized journals are vibrio infections in non-human species. While the studies of animal pathogens have benefited from the era of genomics, the search for pathogenesis determinants is often biased by ... Read more about "Environmental vibrios : « a walk on the wild side »"
By Frédérique Le Roux, Laboratory of Integrative Biology of Marine Models ...
06SEP
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) methods were developed on the assumption that an organic molecule would crystallize in its most stable crystal structure. Even implementing this approach is a challenge to computational chemistry methods,[1] as shown by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre’s blind tests.[2] Polymorphism adds additional challenges, as this is usually a kinetic phenomenon with ... Read more about "Can we predict how pharmaceuticals will crystallize?"
By Prof. Sally Price (University College London, UK)
11SEP
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

What strategies can I use to increase student participation? What potential advantages for student learning? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: explain the importance of using interactive teaching strategies; select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives; construct effective interactive teaching scenarios. Read more about "Effective Interactive Teaching"
By Siara Isaac
11SEP
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

Abstract: Have you ever been stuck in meetings with discussions going in circles, meetings from which no decision emerges or one with which everyone is frustrated? Do you sometimes feel that you misunderstood the relationships among members of your professional or personal circles? Have you ever wondered how you could get to stop smoking, eat ... Read more about "Understanding decisions, relationships and behaviors through text… and Natural Language Processing"
By Léa Deleris

Exhibitions

08JUL
31DEC
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  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

Thesis defenses

24AUG
  16:30 Auditorium VE 102 -EMPA -Überlandstrasse 129 - 8600 Dübendorf

Thesis directors : Prof. F. Nüesch ,Dr J. Heier Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8791 Read more about "Spatial and Morphological Control of Cyanine Dye Thin Films"
By Nicolas Alexandre Serge LECLAIRE
24AUG
By Salman FARAJI
27AUG
By Josua Andreas STÜCKELBERGER
29AUG
By Altug BITLISLIOGLU
31AUG
  17:00 CM 1 4

Thesis directors : Prof. H. Bourlard , Prof. A. Popescu-Belis Electrical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8743 Read more about "Word Sense Consistency in Statistical and Neural Machine Translation"
By Xiao PU
31AUG
  17:00 CM 1 3

Thesis director : Prof. G. Fantner Microsystems and Microelectronics doctoral program. Thesis 8653 Read more about "Advances in High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy"
By Adrian Pascal NIEVERGELT
31AUG
By Scott Anthony LINDNER
31AUG
By Giacomo GALLINO
07SEP
By Francesca STRADOLINI

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

13SEP
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  17:15-18:15 SV 1717

INAUGURAL LECTURE Abstract: Our own bodies, like those of most animals, are segmented. This is most obvious in the structure of the backbone, a row of repeating bony units that supports the body and head. The backbone is formed sequentially during the embryo’s early development, each new unit being added rhythmically from head to tail. ... Read more about "Inaugural Lecture // Building the Body with Clocks"

Miscellaneous

23AUG
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  12:15-13:15 CE 1

The School Assembly is pleased to invite you to our upcoming information session on the following consultation: Revision of the Directive concerning professional travel and the reimbursement of expenses (LEX 5.6.1) and the related Directive on the use of credit cards at EPFL (LEX 5.4.1) Thursday, 23rd August, from 12:15pm to 1:15pm in room CE ... Read more about "School Assembly: information session: professional travel directive"
31AUG
02SEP
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EPFL Drone Days 2018 will feature drone races, a robotics expo and expert speakers from around the world. Following up on last year's success, the EPFL campus will again welcome drone amateurs and specialists alike for three family-friendly days of aerial robotics and eye-popping discoveries. This year’s event, which is being put together with the ... Read more about "EPFL Drone Days 2018"

Internal trainings

20AUG
24AUG
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  08:00-14:30

Magnetic configurations with chiral properties have attracted enormous interest after the discovery of the magnetic skyrmions lattice in non-centrosymmetric bulk crystals. The asymmetric exchange interaction, Dzylonshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) that cooperates with symmetric exchange interaction, dipolar and Zeeman interactions, allows for further non-collinear spin structures beyond skyrmions, such as e.g. spin helices, conical states, and spin ... Read more about "New Trends in Chiral Magnetism Summer School"
21AUG
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
27AUG
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  10:00-12:30 MED 2 1522

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
28AUG
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
31AUG
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet
04SEP
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  10:00-12:30 MED 2 1522

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
04SEP
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
06SEP
07SEP
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  09:00-17:00 ELA 1

Exploring research programs funded by grant-making Foundations >> Check the full program here >> Check the flyer here >> Registration here ************************************************ Aim Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of grant-making foundations supporting Swiss-based research? Whether you have just started exploring the funding landscape or are currently seeking research funding, and whether you ... Read more about "EPFL Grant-making Foundation Days"
06SEP
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  10:00-12:30 CM 1 100

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
07SEP
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  10:00-12:30 CM 1 100

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
11SEP
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
14SEP
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  09:00-17:30 BC 410

Are you a Python or R user? Learn how to share your research code in a reproducible and interactive way using mybinder.org This one day workshop will help you get your Github repository "binder ready", getting data in and out, how to use RStudio or C++, and you get to ask the Binder team anything ... Read more about "Binder - Sharing reproducible and interactive research code"
By Tim Head (Wild Tree Technologies) is an independent software developer ...

Call for proposal

10SEP
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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]"
15SEP
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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 | Research funding ]"
15SEP
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Every year, the HANS EGGENBERGER STIFTUNG awards a prize to outstanding Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral thesis submitted, in German or English, by young researchers to a Swiss university, ETH or technical college and supports subsequent research. The aim is to promote interdisciplinary research where electronics and/or electrical energy engineering play a crucial role. Deadline: 15 ... Read more about "[HANS-EGGENBERGER STIFTUNG | Prize + Follow-up Research Project]"

Deadline

29JUN
22OCT
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  Lausanne Olympic Museum

Please note that the registration for the LIMNA symposium "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding" is now open. 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 ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - LIMNA symposium - "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding" - Nov. 8 2018 -"
By Invited speakers:    • Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France ...