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    18.04.11 — Geodetic Engineering Laboratory Le second prix du Prix de l’AFT (Association Française de Topographie) revient à Audrey Ueberschlag pour son projet « Etude des couverts forestiers par inversion de formes d’onde Lidar à l’aide du modèle de transfert radiatif DART développé par le Cesbio ». Ce prix récompense les Projets de Fin d’Etude des étudiants dans le domaine de la géomatique. La remise des prix aura lieu le 13 avril prochain à Egletons en France et un article présentant ce projet est déjà disponible dans le n°126 de la revue XYZ. Read the whole article
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    18.04.11 — Staff Portal  Would you like to be kept informed about what is written about EPFL in the media? Then subscribe to the Press Review, so that each day you receive up-to-date news about our activities in your mailbox. Read the whole article
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    15.04.11 — IC | Computer and Communication Sciences Former IC PhD student, Dr Ayfer Özgür Aydin, received one of the two EPFL 2010 doctorate awards this year, for her thesis entitled "Fundamental limits and optimal operation in large wireless networks", under the supervision of thesis co-directors Prof. Emre Telatar and Dr Olivier Lévêque. Read the whole article
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    15.04.11 — SB | Basic Sciences Molybdenum based catalysts now enable a more cost-effective and sustainable hydrogen production. Read the whole article
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    14.04.11 — CDM | Management of Technology Day on Quantitative Finance: when academics meet practitioners April 19, 2011 10am – 5pm EPFL – Architecture AAC231 Read the whole article
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    14.04.11 — Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design The drive towards sustainable, low-energy buildings has increased the need for reliable methods to evaluate whether a ‘daylit’ building meets minimum standards for energy and human comfort performance. Read the whole article
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    14.04.11 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Avalanches and debris flows are dangers that mountainous regions such as Switzerland face to a particularly high extent. Numerical models would be beneficial to the security of these regions as they would be able to identify hazardous zones with the highest degree of precision. However, those wishing to develop such models must first unravel the dynamic processes that occur inside these natural phenomena. This is precisely what researchers from the EPFL Lausanne are attempting to do with the help of lasers. Understanding such complex processes is not just of interest to experts on natural disasters, but also in far less obvious areas of application. Read the whole article
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    14.04.11 — Mediacom The navigator from the Swiss canton of Vaud is working with EPFL to equip his new boat, Rivages, designed for the Vendée Globe 2012. Rolled out of the Décision shipyard in Ecublens last week, this monohull measuring nearly 20 meters will be christened at La Ciotat (France) this weekend. Read the whole article
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    13.04.11 — Transportation Center TraCE and Veolia Transport Alpes Maritimes have agreed upon a large collaboration framework including two ongoing research projects bearing on the future developments of transportation infrastructure in the region of Nice. The first project, led by Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis of the Laboratory of Urban Transport Systems (LUTS), deals with the analysis and evaluation of the best strategies to improve the Nice-Monaco Veolia bus system, which is confronted to a rapid expansion of its client base. The second project, led by Prof. Vincent Kaufmann of the Laboratory of Urban Sociology (LaSUr), measures the potential for modal shift towards public transport in the greater Nice and constructs typologies of mode choice decisions in order to identify the necessary improvements leading towards a rise in public transport use. Read the whole article
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    13.04.11 — SB | Basic Sciences A new online tool enables you to choose protective gloves adapted to your laboratory activities. The Occupational Safety and Health Service (SB-SST) of EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences is responsible for launching this initiative. Read the whole article