About Us


EPIC (previously Graduate Student Association) is run by volunteer PhD students. We organize various social and educational activities and events for graduate students, including various informative panels and talks, out-of-the-box talks (given by students on a topic of their choice), regular after-work events as well as outdoor activities. All of our in-house events are free and generously sponsored by the Dean’s office. We also organize welcome events and run the PhD Buddy Program aimed at helping new students integrate with the school and Lausanne.

EPIC is always looking for motivated volunteers to help organizing existing or new events. If you are interested in helping out or have ideas and suggestions of your own, feel free to contact us!

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Our mission is to serve the graduate student body of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences through representation on faculty and administrative bodies, by encouraging the sharing of information both among students and with outside organizations, and by fostering a sense of community within the School by means of various social events and activities.

Statutes in French

The 2023 Committee:

President Can Cebeci
Vice-President Shashwat Shrivastava
Treasurer Yugesh Kothari
Lunch Talk Manager Viktor Sanca
Event Managers

Vinitra Swamy, Hamish Nicholson (BBQ), Federico Stella (Photography, EPIC Games), Desmond Liu (GeoGuessr), Sevda Ögüt, Cemre Çadir, Samah HusseinCharly Castes, Neelu Kalani (Movie Nights/Trivia), Mikhail Makarov (Board Game nights)

Buddy Program Coordinator Uday Kusupati
PhD Application Mentorship Program Shailesh Mishra
Inclusion/Diversity Chair Boya Wang
Women in IC Chair Laurane Marco

Friends of EPIC

Solal Pirelli, Bhargav Desikan, Anastasiia Kuchurenko, Quentin Rebjock, Paola Mejia

Our weekly meeting minutes can be found here. For any questions, suggestions or requests, you can contact us directly or by sending an email to [email protected]