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want to bring tears on the slide welcome to e. p. f. l. welcome to e. p. f. else
line c. research today not that resource goes on only
one paper here and see this is the
day on which we open the doors and show to all of you what we do
a few words about e. p. f. l. first uh so those a lot for those of you don't know us
a couple of things first message where you say it was a feel the potatoes lesson fifty years ago
we're young university where you're you're a university that's been growing at a rate that is
that is probably on that in your open only to be found in asia
we have three missions we educate we do research and we let's say have impact
positive impact on society through tech transfer and a variety of other initiatives
and we're federal institution that we funded by the swiss taxpayer mainly through
our basic endowment which covers about two thirds of a budget of roughly one billion swiss francs per year
but a lot of our money is roughly a third this third party funding which we gather from
both the swiss national science foundation swiss funding agencies european funding agencies and the private sector
notice a small tuitions were located in those on where you sit here but
also beyond in that we have four antennas as we call them
uh in geneva in the valet it's young inertia tell and info
people should add martini also for the for the sites
now what do we do we educate i'll just give you a few tidbits over the past year some
of you might have heard me last year so i don't want to bore you too much
uh but the grey and the grand um uh move the big moves that are going on in education
are very have a lot to do with this particular discipline that's covered today
they have a lot to do with the strong advances in digital technology delighted digital
uh that's a intelligence in in always and all senses of the word
that are going on today and we we we signal impact going from the youngest
uh by working together with the schools and offering a service advice
help and even little robots a reprise killing young people
in schools high schools for digital literacy and also we hope to is choosing careers in that field
or incoming students will see the third pillar added to their basic probably technical education
something we call computational thinking uh which is a an introduction to the fact that
that that computation is another mode of reasoning and most importantly of
folding practical problems than engineers and a number of other professions
well face in the decades to come in their daily work and so to map
which teaches regular physics which teaches that say the quantification of not natural phenomena
we have or we are adding computational thinking in the first year curriculum rink incoming students
and then after they graduate we try and the company our alumni and also alumni of other
uh universities in staying up to date we have an extension
school which is growing rapidly in size and impact
and its offerings and we also uh have students across
the globe through books massive online open courses
uh this is a map of stop putting numbers on it because it keeps changing my slight becomes obsolete all the time
we've have gone beyond two million e. p. f. l. students not alumni in
only a portion of them get a degree but over two million
uh connected e. p. f. l. students people across the globe and these little dots indicate where
i'm a study and learn through what we offer to the world over the web
few tidbits in research now we have of course a group a
wide range of activities are just them mention if you
uh those are you like coming to the campus on the weekends might have noticed that on one day
i'm not too long ago that were drones flying all over the place
and robots crawling around on the campus this is an open
robotics day we have an n. c. c. r. we have several groups that are very active
the activities of which range from from a little educational robot call team you know uh from
for just come and others group which is having quite some success in the country
uh to to help for up for with x. o. skeletons to to uh to uh
people for example who who have become that's what you see on the on the upper
right hand picture is is someone just actually published a book which is launched here
uh who who it was perilous will waste down it can now walk thanks to annex a skeleton
uh of course this is all cutting edge and therefore difficult but it's uh it's something which is now pushed into
uh even sports events and it's quite spectacular to various other lobe or trees
but make flying or crawling robots as you can see in these open the world that connects
man and or or machines sorry and through man sometimes
um uh the the the digital world and
we also have another area of of scripture strengthened and strong activity in in your prosthetics and those
more intimately connects technology let's say in the general sense and human beings
we had one event that was that was a nice one a careful competed
uh with a uh uh the the solar backup on which is a
worldwide competition laws by the department of energy in united states
and uh the e. p. f. l. team actually won the first prize uh for the design of the self sufficient
phone call the neighbour hub which beyond being a self sufficient home is is a hub for sustainable living
that met with a sufficient who's as an expansion for us to gain the first prize
the this was a collaboration between several universities are antenna comprising aren't turning free pool
and a lot of other people hear it in on on the on the those on campus
it's it's a very nice achievement uh especially when you consider it some of the adversity that was faced because
the moment when this was shipped to the united states uh there were few let's say a um a weather
related uh obstacles well on the way and the non the less mated which we're very proud of
e. p. f. l. is as you know the sight of one
of europe's now three that flagship projects the human brain project
uh it is now roughly midway across the it's ten year program
uh we're proud to say that it's advancing nicely it's it's it's a major challenge to run something like that
uh but we do our best and as mentioned it's a very exciting and
an interesting project making progress we we tried also launch other projects through
uh that that can foster interdisciplinary he's very nice partnership you may have heard about
between the archives of venice and e. p. f. l. faculty including one that was in
part with line see and that's a venice time machine that any time machine
takes advantage of the fact that venice is archives the archives of the of the republican venice
are all located in one area this happen when napoleon invaded the city
uh all located in one area represent eighty kilometres of absolutely unique history
unique both in the sense that there there and preserved but also unique in the sense that venice having been ripped public
uh is is is of quite unique witness to europe about earth
but five hundred years ago and plus minus several centuries
this now is being who is is moving to was too it's doing the
same across europe across to your european continent we have a proposal
which was we're proud to say among the seventeen suggests that
selected for the next step for yet another fact flagship
the um the school where long way from winning that but we're working on it it's very exciting that were selected to do so
of course a lot of our research is related to what martin
are present lexical the digital to tsunami and a very exciting
initiative joint with our sister school in zurich is this without a sign centre
i'm sure that you'll hear more about it so will keep quite
uh but it's worth mentioning another thing that's worth mentioning as far as research is concerned is
that we push hard for signs generated at e. p. f. l. to be open
it's it's a complex path in in a very moving world
but one that we embrace and find interesting and important
and then just a few words a c. m. two minutes from ten o'clock so i think i'm roughly on track
um innovation innovation i will not say too much but is the third pillar
on which we use a third mission sorry that we have something with push push very hard for
b. main point perhaps worth making is that we have what we call an innovation park
which has been here for quite awhile e. e. p. f. l. uh decades ago was quite if
we had a two two decades ago was a pioneer in that and is bearing is fruit
we have a portion of the campus call the innovation parking you can see there and the lower left hand corner
uh which is a place that is a little bit
outside of university per se it that it doesn't have classrooms it was nice tunes
it has companies that have startups it has places where companies start of
on one hand and the universe taken me but most importantly it's right there next
next to the campus which you see in that larger
a white a rectangle so that interactions between
students groups want just make a start up and a place where they can do it or
companies and researchers on campus are easy fluid and constant
and with that and that's my last slide or slide before last was on this
not so big city i think it's a hundred fifty thousand inhabitants if you count the source
compare region maybe that was on has been a ranked as you can see here
uh within a week that comprises somewhat larger cities like but reader
double dublin or berlin something we're quite proud of as well
thank you for attention i think it's ten o'clock i think it's time for the serious stuff

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Conference program

Welcome address
Andreas Mortensen, Vice President for Research, EPFL
7 June 2018 · 9:49 a.m.
Jim Larus, Dean of IC School, EPFL
7 June 2018 · 10 a.m.
The Young Software Engineer’s Guide to Using Formal Methods
K. Rustan M. Leino, Amazon
7 June 2018 · 10:16 a.m.
Safely Disrupting Computer Networks with Software
Katerina Argyraki, EPFL
7 June 2018 · 11:25 a.m.
Short IC Research Presentation 2: Gamified Rehabilitation with Tangible Robots
Arzu Guneysu Ozgur, EPFL (CHILI)
7 June 2018 · 12:15 p.m.
Short IC Research Presentation 3: kickoff.ai
Lucas Maystre, Victor Kristof, EPFL (LCA)
7 June 2018 · 12:19 p.m.
Short IC Research Presentation 5: CleanM
Stella Giannakopoulo, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 12:25 p.m.
Short IC Research Presentation 6: Understanding Cities through Data
Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 12:27 p.m.
Short IC Research Presentation 7: Datagrowth and application trends
Matthias Olma, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 12:31 p.m.
Short IC Research Presentation 8: Point Cloud, a new source of knowledge
Mirjana Pavlovic, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 12:34 p.m.
Short IC Research Presentation 9: To Click or not to Click?
Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 12:37 p.m.
20s pitch 1: Cost and Energy Efficient Data Management
Utku Sirin, (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 2:20 p.m.
20s pitch 2: Gamification of Rehabilitation
Arzu Guneysu Ozgur, EPFL (CHILI)
7 June 2018 · 2:21 p.m.
20s pitch 4: Neural Network Guided Expression Transformation
Romain Edelmann, EPFL (LARA)
7 June 2018 · 2:21 p.m.
20s pitch 5: Unified, High Performance Data Cleaning
Stella Giannakopoulo, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 2:21 p.m.
20s pitch 6: Interactive Exploration of Urban Data with GPUs
Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 2:22 p.m.
20s pitch 7: Interactive Data Exploration
Matthias Olma, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 2:22 p.m.
20s pitch 8: Efficient Point Cloud Processing
Mirjana Pavlovic, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 2:23 p.m.
20s pitch 9: To Click or not to Click?
Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou, EPFL (DIAS)
7 June 2018 · 2:24 p.m.
20s pitch 10: RaaSS Reliability as a Software Service
Maaz Mohiuddlin, LCA2, IC-EPFL
7 June 2018 · 2:24 p.m.
20s pitch 11: Adversarial Machine Learning in Byzantium
El Mahdi El Mhamdi, EPFL (LPD)
7 June 2018 · 2:24 p.m.
Machine Learning: Alchemy for the Modern Computer Scientist
Erik Meijer, Facebook
7 June 2018 · 2:29 p.m.

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