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    yesterday — Management of Technology | CDM Viet Anh Nguyen, PhD student at the Risk Analytics and Optimization Chair, received the 2018 George Nicholson Student Paper award at the INFORMS annual meeting in Phoenix. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — Mediacom Thanks to sensors attached to their shoes, long-distance runners can harness the power of algorithms to analyze their stride. The algorithms, developed by EPFL spin-off Gait Up and tested in the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement (LMAM), are unmatched in terms of precision and the range of parameters measured, such as objective fatigue, cadence, strike angle and foot impact. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — Project EPFL Valais Wallis Deux chercheurs de l’EPFL-Valais ont découvert un matériau capable de dégrader les polluants présents dans l’eau, tout en produisant de l’hydrogène. Celui-ci peut être capturé et utilisé comme carburant. Read the whole article
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    yesterday — IC in the news Enormous quantities of personal data that reveal our consumer profiles and opinions are posted on the Internet. The magazine "Bilan" investigates whether people can protect themselves from this and refers to the work of Karl Aberer, professor for Distributed Information Systems Laboratory (LSIR) at EPFL. Read the whole article
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    15.11.18 — Computer and Communication Sciences | IC Neural Concept, an EPFL spin-off, was invited by Nvidia to showcase their latest software at SuperComputing’18 (SC18). Read the whole article
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    15.11.18 — Mediacom The public descended on EPFL’s campus this past weekend, 10 and 11 November, for Scientastic. Some 17,000 visitors took part in the fifth edition of the school’s science fair, the theme of which was “digitalization at your fingertips.” Read the whole article
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    15.11.18 — Library Using geodata in your studies or research? You only have a few weeks left to fill this survey about geodata4edu.ch, the national portal for geodata in education and research. Read the whole article
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    14.11.18 — School of Engineering | STI Thirteen PhD students from the US, Asia and Europe presented their research at the first Engineering PhD Summit held by EPFL’s School of Engineering. The topic for this year’s event was data-driven engineering in the life sciences. Shachi Mittal from the University of Illinois took home the jury award with her presentation on “Combining Data Science and Chemical Imaging for Automated Cancer Diagnosis.”  Read the whole article
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    14.11.18 — EPFL Magazine Focus on paralysis (2/1). Thanks to new treatment protocols developed by scientists at EPFL and CHUV, three patients with chronic paraplegia have been able to walk again. The protocols involve stimulating patients’ spinal cords with ultra-precise electrical impulses. In fact, several EPFL research teams are working on different ways to treat paralysis resulting from a stroke or spinal cord injury. How can their research strategies be combined to respond to patients’ needs? Read the whole article
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    14.11.18 — EPFL Magazine Focus on paralysis (2/2). Dr. Xavier Jordan has been treating paraplegics for 15 years – a specialization he chose with “passion and conviction.” He has been head of the para- and tetraplegic unit at the Clinique Romandie de Réadaptation in Sion since 2013, and he works closely with the two EPFL chairs based at the school’s Sion campus. Read the whole article