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    Classes at the Language Centre - 2015 Spring semester

    yesterday - Languages Center Register online at langues.epfl.ch before 17 February 2015.

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    Tune into RadioTeleSuisse La Premiere 6th February

    yesterday - NCCR-Robotics Tune into RadioTeleSuisse La Premiere on 6th Feb at 11am to hear Séverin Lemaignan talk on the Tribu show about robotics in education.

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    New Results on Sharing Economy Presented at HICSS 2015

    yesterday - Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Prof. Weber presented recent research results on “The Question of Ownership in a Sharing Economy” at the 48th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) on January 6, 2015. The paper examines ownership incentives in a dynamic setting where agents can decide about purchases and whether to participate in a sharing market.

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    EPFL hosts major fusion meeting

    yesterday - SB | Basic Sciences The JET and Medium-Size Tokamaks General Planning Meeting was held last week in Lausanne at the Olympic Museum. The conference is a major step towards the internationalization of the EPFL’s TCV tokamak.

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    Congratulations to Andreas von Vangerow for obtaining his PhD!

    yesterday - Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Dr. von Vangerow obtained his PhD entitled " Building Capabilities for Service Innovation: A Multi-Level Perspective on Strategies and Evolution” under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Tucci.

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    Recycling urine to promote social change

    26.01.15 - ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Rich in vital nutrients for agriculture, urine could go from being a waste product to a transformative and financially valuable raw material that could even help promote sanitation.

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    Honorary lecture from Claude Nicollier

    26.01.15 - Swiss Space Center Claude Nicollier is an astrophysicist, an astronaut, a professor and a leading figure of EPFL and the Swiss Space Center. He will give a Honorary lecture on March 10, 2015 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center. Save the date!

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    Zombie bacteria in tuberculosis

    26.01.15 - Mediacom “Living-dead” bacteria exist in limbo: biologically active but not proliferating. Buried in this zombie state, disease-causing bacteria could come back from the dead to re-infect patients. Researchers at EPFL have produced the first evidence of this strange phenomenon in tuberculosis, suggesting new avenues for treatment.

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

    23.01.15 - 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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