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    Wi-Fi and Neighborhood Conflicts: An Algorithm to Keep the Peace

    today - Mediacom To overcome the problem of interference between wireless networks, a doctoral student at EPFL has developed an algorithm that automatically selects the best frequency band according to the usage of neighboring networks. This system increases the initial capacity of the data path by up to seven times.

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    LIONS @ AISTATS 2015

    21.01.15 - Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems Two talks entitled "Sparsistency of L1-Regularized M-Estimators" by Yen-Huan Li, Jonathan Scarlett, Pradeep Ravikumar, and Volkan Cevher and "Stochastic Spectral Descent for Restricted Boltzmann Machines" by David Carlson, Volkan Cevher, and Lawrence Carin as well as two posters "WASP: Scalable Bayes via barycenters of subset posteriors" by Sanvesh Srivastava, Volkan Cevher, Quoc Tran Dinh, and David B. Dunsen and "A totally unimodular view of structured sparsity" by Marwa El Halabi and Volkan Cevher have been accepted to the 18th edition of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics.

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    Chinese Academy of Sciences and EPFL Renew Agreement in Davos

    21.01.15 - Mediacom The agreement signed in 2010 between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and EPFL was renewed yesterday, a few hours before the WEF opening ceremony in Davos, in the presence of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Federal Councillors Alain Berset and Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf.

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    Welcome 2015! New Year, New Beginnings!

    21.01.15 - Research Office The Research Office (ReO) is happy to start off 2015 on the right foot by promoting its services!

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    Controlling brain cells with light

    21.01.15 - Mediacom EPFL scientists have used a cutting-edge method to stimulate neurons with light. They have successfully recorded synaptic transmission between neurons in a live animal for the first time.

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    DALER: The flying robot that walks

    21.01.15 - NCCR-Robotics The issue of how to use one robot in multiple terrains is an ongoing question in robotics research. In a paper published in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics today a team from LIS, EPFL and NCCR Robotics propose a new kind of flying robot that can also walk.

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    What future for peri-urban neighborhoods of individual houses?

    21.01.15 - Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies With the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) will study, within the framework of a research project entitled LIVING PERIPHERIES, the potential evolution of peri-urban individual houses neighborhoods. As part of one of the research axes of the laboratory focusing on sustainable neighborhoods, this research project will not only provide a specific proactive vision for the evolution of this type of sectors, but also a multi-criteria approach to support decision processes.

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    Carbon released from glaciers could alter ecosystems

    21.01.15 - ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering As the climate warms, glaciers and other terrestrial ice reservoirs will release massive amounts of organic carbon into the water circulation. Just how much and how quickly it will be released is the focus of a recent Nature Geoscience publication.

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    A flying robot that can walk

    20.01.15 - Softrobotics The issue of how to use one robot in multiple terrains is an ongoing question in robotics research. In a paper published in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics today a team from LIS, EPFL and NCCR Robotics propose a new kind of flying robot that can also walk. Called the DALER (Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot), the robot uses adaptive morphology inspired by the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, meaning that the wings have been actuated using a foldable skeleton mechanism covered with a soft fabric such that they can be used both as wings and as legs (whegs).

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    Deadline extended

    20.01.15 - NCCR-Robotics the deadline for our internships for Master's students has been extended to 31.01.2015

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