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