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    SCITAS activities, April 2015

    today - High Performance Computing The Scientific IT and Application Support Center has a rich set of activities ready for April 2015: new regular training courses have been created and invited lectures will give workshops on several topics around HPC.

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    InsideHPC: EPFL Unleashes Deneb

    today - High Performance Computing Deneb featured on InsideHPC's home page

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    Your favorite TV series? Find them thanks to subtitles!

    yesterday - IC | Computer and Communication Sciences What is your favorite TV series: Desperate Housewives, The Mentalist, Game of Thrones or Big Bang Theory? EPFL students have now developed a tool that indexes and classifies the words that frequently appear in the dialogues of TV series to identify themes. Instead of focusing on what other people like, this novel tool suggests TV series on the basis of themes associated with the scenario.

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    MOOC: Plasma Physics and Applications

    yesterday - Massive open online courses Moocs The first MOOC to teach the basics of plasma physics and its main applications: fusion energy, astrophysical and space plasmas, societal and industrial applications.

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    MOOC: Launching New Ventures

    yesterday - Massive open online courses Moocs Develop your promising idea into a successful business concept proposal, and launch it! Gain practical experience in the key steps of the venture creation process, including marketing and fundraising. Sharpen your entrepreneurial mindset!

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    The Brain Forum shows how collaboration advances research

    yesterday - Mediacom The Brain Forum 2015 in Lausanne opened today and is generating huge interest: more than 1000 people have registered. Philanthropists like Hansjörg Wyss, industry representatives from Nestlé and Roche, scientists from all over the world, entrepreneurs, and representatives from the biggest brain initiatives meet to exchange ideas on brain research. An exhibition area displays groundbreaking science, e.g. a project that shows how “reality substitution” is on track to replace traditional virtual reality. On April 1, 2015 a startup pitch session will take place to promote novel solutions related to brain research.

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    New publication Prof. Ralf Seifert forthcoming in EJOR

    yesterday - Technology and Operations Management The article entitled "On the Optimal Frequency of Multiple Generation Product Introductions" is forthcoming in the European Journal of Operational Research.

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    Data Management Plan at EPFL

    yesterday - Research Office You need to prepare a Data Management Plan for your proposal but don't know how to proceed? Read the article below, which will give you important information about the process at EPFL! 

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    "I wish to strenghten the links between our institutions"

    yesterday - Swiss Space Center After having spent one whole year at the Swiss Space Center, visiting progfessor Jinxiu Zhang went back to Harbin, in China. He shares here his experience and what this stay means to him.

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    Identifiying project vulnerabilites can benefit organizations

    yesterday - CDM Research Impact Daniel Kuhn, Eli Gutin, and Wolfram Wiesemann originally set out to find new ways of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. In doing so, however, they produced a powerful tool that allows users to identify the weak points in any project or chain of processes, creating a range of opportunities and benefits for organizations.

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