Upcoming Seminars and Events

Cyber-Defence Fellowships: 4th Call for Applications - Applicant Workshop



The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus and EPFL are pleased to invite you to an applicant workshop dedicated to the CYD Fellowships.
The workshop concerns researchers at the master, doctoral, or postdoctoral level who are willing to engage with cross-cutting issues in cyber-defence, with a particular emphasis on:
  • novel technologies for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of cyber and    cyber physical systems
  • privacy-enhancing technologies
  • data science and artificial intelligence methods for analysing cyber- and technology-relevant data
  • research on vulnerabilities and backdoors in digital systems.
Date: 5 August 2021
Time: 10.00 – 10.45 a.m. (CEST)
Location: Online Workshop via Zoom

Agenda:
10.00 – 10.15:
Welcome and introduction by Gérôme Bovet (CYD Campus)
10.15 – 10.30:
Guidelines, templates, eligibility and evaluation by Veronika Foldvary Licina (EPFL)   
10.30 – 10.45:
Questions and answers

Registration:
The registration for this event is free and the number for participants is not limited. The registration link is available here.
 

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Tribology and Surfaces Interactions Summer School



In many engineering situations, material surfaces are brought into contact and experience relative motion, i.e. they form a tribological system.

Mastering tribological phenomena (friction, lubrication and wear) is nowadays gaining special relevance due to concern for sustainable development. Indeed, improved consideration of tribological principles enables longer durability and reliability of devices, more savings of energy and resources and therefore more efficient use of materials, equipment or infrastructures.

This course is intended to give participants (graduates, researchers and industrial professionals) a solid background in tribology and surface interactions. It covers the fundamentals concepts of tribology including surfaces, contact mechanics, friction, lubrication and wear, the description of different techniques for multiscale wear analysis (experimental and computational) and application examples illustrating how to use the theoretical background in engineering practice. At the end of the course, participants will have the tools to identify and to approach tribological systems combined with appropriate material selection and surface design.


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From bench to bedside - a fantastic voyage of drug/device development - Europe and US

Gautam Maitra, AC Immune
Hasnaà Haddouck, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
Norma Shafer, Steadmed Mediacal
Ary Saaman, Debiotech
Claude Amman, Amman Consulting
Ajit Simh, San Diego
Matthew Scherer, FDA - Europe Office

4-week fully online course (60-70 hours in total) jointly organized by EPFL and the College of Sciences, San Diego State University. Experienced instructors from Europe and the US will introduce you to the fundamentals of drug/device development, and the requirements for regulatory and quality compliance. You will have exposure to the requirements in Europe and the US in terms of the approach, the attitude to risk-taking, and the cultural divide.

Who can participate?

  • Members of Swiss Academic Institutions with a minimum of a Bachelor degree, in a relevant field
  • Members of early Start-ups, linked to a Swiss University, may be eligible; please contact the organizer

Practical information:
  • Starts on August 30, 2021
  • 4-weeks fully online interactive course with a total of 60-70 hours, including lectures, team-work and self-study
  • Jointly organized by EPFL and the College of Sciences, San Diego State University
  • Highly experienced instructors from Europe and US, including member of FDA
  • Pricing: EPFL members 200 CHF, non-EPFL members 400 CHF
  • Limited participants, first come first served

Why should you participate?

Advances in biotechnology, medical technology, and information technology give new hope for treating diseases never imagined before. To bring these advances from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside requires training and experience that are not available in academia, this course is intended to fill that gap.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Describe the major steps of the drug and device development process from bench to bed-side
  • Compare and contrast US and European Union regulatory and quality requirements
  • Discuss the basics of a Quality Management System
  • Develop a Product Profile for a drug/device product or therapy
  • Draft the basic components of a Development Plan for a Phase 1 clinical trial, including a pre-clinical Plan, a Clinical Trial Protocol, and CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls) Plan
  • Work with other life science professionals on a team
  • Feel more confident about job seeking and job interviews

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SMLMS 2021 Single Molecule Localization Microscopy Symposium

Keynote speakers

Peng Yin, Wyss Institute at Harvard
Virginia Cornish, Columbia University

Invited speakers Allison Squires, Stanford University, USA Bernd Rieger, Tudelft, NL Bo Huang, UCSF, USA Dylan Owen, King’s College London, UK Francisco Balzarotti, Research Institute for Molecular Pathology, Austria Helge Ewers, Freie University of Berlin, Germany Izzy Jayasinghe, University of Leeds, UK Jean-Baptiste Sibarita, Institut Interdisciplinaire de Neurosciences – CNRS, France Jinyoung Kang, MIT Jonas Ries, EMBL Kristin Grussmayer, EPFL Mike Heilemann, Goethe University, Germany Pablo Rivera-Fuentes, EPFL Sandrine Leveque-Fort, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay – CNRS, France Sjoerd Stallinga, Delft University, Netherlands Susan Cox, King’s College London, UK

SMLMS 10th edition will take place August 31 – September 2, 2021 as a hybrid event.
 
The scope of SMLMS is to bring together scientists from Europe and abroad working in the field of SMLM and other emerging imaging modalities. 
During the 2016 SMLMS conference we organized  3D SMLM Software Challenge,  that provided  a holistic view of how the latest 2D and 3D single molecule localization software perform in realistic conditions.

For the 10th edition,  we organized a “Cluster AnalysisShowtime” https://smlms.epfl.ch/cluster-analysis/showtime-2020/ and will hold a special session to focus on novel methods for cluster analysis as well as on the emergence of community-driven, reliable metrics.
This year’s event also showcases applications where cluster analysis significantly impacted biological discovery. Join the community at this Slack discussion
 
SMLMS has a tradition of hosting distinguished keynote speakers such as Prof. William E. Moerner (2012), Prof. Marcus Sauer (2013), Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (2013, 2016), Prof. Stefan W. Hell (2014, 2019), Prof. Daniel Choquet (2015), Dr. Eric Betzig (2015), Prof. Antoine Triller (2015), Prof. Taekjip Ha (2016), Dr. Harald Hess (2017), Prof. Katarina Gauss (2018) and Prof. María García-Parajo (2019). We are happy to announce Prof. Peng Yin and Dr. Virginia Cornish as 2020/2021 distinguished keynote speakers.


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[ Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships – Information Session ]



Opportunity to welcome talented international researchers

When: 3 September 2021
Time: 12.00 – 13.30
Venue: Zoom
Registration: Please register here

Aim
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are available to post-graduate researchers from over 180 other countries in any discipline who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level. Each application must be backed by a professor.

The aim of this information session is to inform you about the scholarship process and to clarify your benefits and responsibilities being the host professor.

Programme
  • Welcome Message, by the Research Office (ReO)
  • The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships: an opportunity to welcome talented international researchers, by Prof. François Gallaire, EPFL Representative of the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) and EPFL professor.
  • The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships: operational information, by Fanny Van de Poel, EPFL responsible of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships management.
  • Q&A
More information
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Teaching sciences and engineering with Jupyter Notebooks

Cécile Hardebolle

Jupyter Notebooks are interactive documents combining text with pieces of code and their execution result. In this workshop, participants will experience learning discipline-specific content with a notebook in the EPFL centralized Jupyter Lab platform (http://noto.epfl.ch) and work on the design of a notebook-based interactive textbook or exercise worksheet for their course or their MOOC.


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Challenging Inequalities: Retreat organized by the Swiss Young Academy



Creating space for First-gen/BIPOC/Jewish/Migrant Early Career Researchers

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who are part of socially marginalized groups have been identified as particularly vulnerable to the logics of the neoliberal university as they additionally face discrimination. The three-day retreat invites ECRs who identify as first generation academics and/or Black/Indigenous/People of Colour/Jewish/Migrants to co-create a transformative space where participants can openly talk about their experiences, debate institutional politics, foster solidarity, and build mentoring relationships. 
 
Collectively, we will identify systemic obstacles, which should be addressed institutionally so that inequalities and precarity in Swiss academia can be combated.
 
You can participate if you are a PhD student or postdoc affiliated with a Swiss academic institution, and self-identify as first-generation academics and/or BIPOC/Jewish/Migrant.
The participation will be free of charge and accommodation and travel will be provided. Although the main language of the retreat will be English, we do not expect a perfect mastery of English, and ad hoc support will be provided.
 
The retreat will be facilitated by a wide range of experts, including senior scholars and academia-adjacent professionals from different disciplines who themselves identify as first-generation and/or BIPOC/Jewish/Migrant.
 
If you are interested, please sign up at https://forms.gle/Qe3Adg7VqXr3x95P9. (deadline July 15)
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Magnus Rattray, Manchester University
 


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Lucy Colwell, Cambridge University – Google
 


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CIS - "Get to know your neighbors" Seminar series - Prof. Marcel Salathé

Prof. Marcel Salathé


The Center for Intelligent Systems at EPFL (CIS) is a collaboration among IC, ENAC, SB; SV and STI that brings together researchers working on different aspects of Intelligent Systems.
In order to promote exchanges among researchers and encourage the creation of new, collaborative projects, CIS is organizing a "Get to know your neighbors" series. Each seminar will consist of one short overview presentation geared to the general public at EPFL.   

The CIS seminar will take place live on Zoom: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/65380598263


Please connect to your zoom account using your "@epfl.ch" address, as this live event is only open to the EPFL community
Monday, September 27th, 2021 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
NB: Video recordings of the seminars will be made available on our website and published on our social media pages
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EPFL Connect Design X Startup



The EPFL Startup Launchpad is pleased to invite you to its fourth edition of EPFL Connect on Monday 27 September 2021 from 18:00 to 19:45 - online via Zoom.

Entrepreneurs from EPFL entrepreneurship programmes, alumni from EPFL, UNIL, IMD and ECAL, as well as all innovation enthusiasts are welcome to attend this networking event focusing on the contribution of design for early-stage technology startups.

You will have the opportunity to discover how design has contributed to 2 startups, then you will have the opportunity to benefit from the collective intelligence to gather ideas for your project and to identify opportunities to collaborate with people from the fields of design and innovation.

If you want to expand your network and learn from other startups and designers, join us at our next EPFL Connect.

The event is free, but places are limited.
Please, register before Wednesday 22 September 2021.


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Keep students motivated in your online or on campus course

Isabelle Sarrade

At the end of this workshop you should be able to:
-Choose an appropriate strategy to maintain student motivation to attend and participate in your class.
-Explain and identify what gets students motivated during on campus or online classes.
Drawing on motivation theories and recent research on online learning during the COVID confinement, we shall discuss what elements of flexible teaching can motivate or demotivate attendance and participation in class.


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CIS - "Get to know your neighbors" Seminar series - Prof. Pavan Ramdya

Prof. Pavan Ramdya

The Center for Intelligent Systems at EPFL (CIS) is a collaboration among IC, ENAC, SB; SV and STI that brings together researchers working on different aspects of Intelligent Systems.
In order to promote exchanges among researchers and encourage the creation of new, collaborative projects, CIS is organizing a "Get to know your neighbors" series. Each seminar will consist of one short overview presentation geared to the general public at EPFL.   
 
The CIS seminar will take place live on Zoom: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/83759099644

Please connect to your zoom account using your "@epfl.ch" address, as this live event is only open to the EPFL community
Monday, October 4th, 2021 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
NB: Video recordings of the seminars will be made available on our website and published on our social media pages


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Eliminate implicit bias in your teaching

Iris Capdevila and Isabelle Sarrade

This interactive online workshop explains the underlying mechanics of implicit bias and of stereotypes and it gives examples drawn from current research in STEM education. The workshop also presents instructional resources that support diversity, inclusion and equity (DIE) in the classroom.
At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define implicit biases and provide examples linked to gender, abilities and ethnicity.
  • Explain how implicit bias awareness helps to improve teaching.
  • Plan teaching sessions and activities that support learning and eliminate implicit biases.

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CIS - "Get to know your neighbors" Seminar series - Prof. Semyon Malamud

Prof. Semyon Malamud

The Center for Intelligent Systems at EPFL (CIS) is a collaboration among IC, ENAC, SB; SV and STI that brings together researchers working on different aspects of Intelligent Systems.
In order to promote exchanges among researchers and encourage the creation of new, collaborative projects, CIS is organizing a "Get to know your neighbors" series. Each seminar will consist of one short overview presentation geared to the general public at EPFL.   
 
The CIS seminar will take place live on Zoom: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/83759099644

Please connect to your zoom account using your "@epfl.ch" address, as this live event is only open to the EPFL community
Monday, November 1st, 2021 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
NB: Video recordings of the seminars will be made available on our website and published on our social media pages


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CIS - "Get to know your neighbors" Seminar series - Prof. Michael Herzog

Prof. Michael Herzog

The Center for Intelligent Systems at EPFL (CIS) is a collaboration among IC, ENAC, SB; SV and STI that brings together researchers working on different aspects of Intelligent Systems.
In order to promote exchanges among researchers and encourage the creation of new, collaborative projects, CIS is organizing a "Get to know your neighbors" series. Each seminar will consist of one short overview presentation geared to the general public at EPFL.   
 
The CIS seminar will take place live on Zoom: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/68210109723

Please connect to your zoom account using your "@epfl.ch" address, as this live event is only open to the EPFL community
Monday, November 29th, 2021 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
NB: Video recordings of the seminars will be made available on our website and published on our social media pages


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CIS - "Get to know your neighbors" Seminar series - Prof. Mark Pauly

Prof. Mark Pauly

The Center for Intelligent Systems at EPFL (CIS) is a collaboration among IC, ENAC, SB; SV and STI that brings together researchers working on different aspects of Intelligent Systems.
In order to promote exchanges among researchers and encourage the creation of new, collaborative projects, CIS is organizing a "Get to know your neighbors" series. Each seminar will consist of one short overview presentation geared to the general public at EPFL.   
 
The CIS seminar will take place live on Zoom: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/65551226823

Please connect to your zoom account using your "@epfl.ch" address, as this live event is only open to the EPFL community
Monday, December 6th, 2021 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
NB: Video recordings of the seminars will be made available on our website and published on our social media pages


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CIS - "Get to know your neighbors" Seminar series - Prof. Matteo Dal Peraro

Prof. Matteo Dal Peraro

The Center for Intelligent Systems at EPFL (CIS) is a collaboration among IC, ENAC, SB; SV and STI that brings together researchers working on different aspects of Intelligent Systems.
In order to promote exchanges among researchers and encourage the creation of new, collaborative projects, CIS is organizing a "Get to know your neighbors" series. Each seminar will consist of one short overview presentation geared to the general public at EPFL.   
 
The CIS seminar will take place live on Zoom: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/66077101128

Please connect to your zoom account using your "@epfl.ch" address, as this live event is only open to the EPFL community
Monday, December 20th, 2021 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
NB: Video recordings of the seminars will be made available on our website and published on our social media pages


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