Great success for the 2nd edition of the Engineering PhD Summit
The PhD Summit is a workshop for final year PhD students interested in a career in academia. Each year, we invite to campus, on a competitive basis, a group of exceptional graduating PhD students from institutions worldwide. In this 2ndedition, the Summit focused on the theme of «Intelligent systems».
Advancements in information technology, artificial intelligence and control, computing capabilities, instrumentation, sensors and actuators have dramatically increased the pace at which intelligent systems enter our daily lives, e.g. in our software, smartphones, cars, robots, and infrastructure. Last year Ph.D. students working in fields such as robotics, embedded systems, internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer games, human-computer interfaces, computational neuroscience, and cognitive science,
Novel research contributions that fit into the general theme of Intelligent Systems have been presented .
We have received over 100 applications from universities worldwide and selected a short list of 11 students from 9 universities.
List of participants: https://phdsummit.epfl.ch/selected-candidates/
The candidates have presented their research during the Summit and interacted with faculty from the School of Engineering, the School of Computer Science and the School of Basic Sciences. Each candidate has also visited EPFL laboratories and met with PhD students and researchers.
Filmed presentations: https://phdsummit.epfl.ch/recorded-presentations-2019/
EPFL Poster session:
As part of the PhD Summit program, a selection of 15 EPFL students have also presented their research work related to “intelligent systems” in a short plenary pitch, and a poster session:
This years winner :
Saptadeep Pal, University of California Los Angeles, USA
“Waferscale Architectures for Intelligent Systems”
Photo gallery: here
About the PhD Summit:
The School of Engineering of EPFL is organizing the annual Engineering PhD Summit, a workshop for final year PhD students interested in a career in academia. We invite to campus, on a competitive basis, a group of exceptional graduating PhD students from institutions worldwide.
Selected candidates will be invited to the EPFL campus in Switzerland to present their research and get informal feedback from top faculty of the School of Engineering. Each accepted student will be given the opportunity to visit EPFL laboratories related to the summit theme and have intensive exchange with the lab heads and the students.
The PhD Summit prize for the best presentation and research content will be awarded during the workshop.
Funds for travel and accommodation will be provided for the selected candidates.
We aim at a gender balanced program. Women PhD students are thus strongly encouraged to apply.
The Engineering PhD Summit is organised by the School of Engineering, with the support of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, the School of Life Sciences and the School of Basic Sciences.