EPFL Research Day in Lausanne

14th September 2019

Lausanne Campus

EPFL, STCC, Auditoire C

EPFL Research Day

This event will focus on scientific research and will showcase flagship EPFL projects. It will bring together EPFL researchers and several key actors of the society they serve and will consist of short presentations interspersed with moments for discussion around the themes of research and innovation, also with regard to education.

The event will be followed by a festive aperitif and visits to the EPFL Open Days (VIP visits may be organised on request).

Programme


09:30-10:00

Arrival and registration

Event Moderator: Andreas Mortensen, Vice-President for Research


10:00-10:15

Welcome

Nuria Gorrite, President of the Government, Vaud State
Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL


10:15-10:30

The ecosystem and EPFL

Cesla Amarelle, State Councillor and Head of the Department of Education, Youth and Culture, Vaud State


10:30-10:45

Ecosystem in Lausanne: UNIL

Nouria Hernandez, Rector, UNIL


10:45-11:00

Ecosystem in Lausanne: CHUV

Pierre-François Leyvraz, Executive Director, CHUV
“EPFL-CHUV collaboration: a success story”


11:00-11:15

Coffee break

EPFL, STCC


11:15-11:25

Research and innovation at EPFL: overview

Andreas Mortensen, Vice-President for Research


11:25-12:05

Research and innovation at EPFL

Professors presented by Andreas Mortensen:

  • Jamie Paik, Professor and Head of the Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory (RRL)
  • Carmela Troncoso, Professor and Head of the Security and Privacy Engineering Laboratory (SPRING)
  • Freddy Radtke, Professor at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC)
  • Mario Paolone, Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Distributed Electrical Systems (DESL), “Integration of EPFL students into research: the EPFLoop experience”, with the participation of the EPFLoop team

12:05-12:15

Research and innovation at EPFL: CleanSpace One

Volker Gass, Director, Swiss Space Center
Muriel Richard, Scientific Associate, EPFL Space Center (ESC)


12:15-12:25

Research and innovation at EPFL: EssentialTech

Klaus Schönenberger, Director, EssentialTech Center
“Research and innovation at the service of development and humanitarian action”


12:25-12:40

Research and innovation at EPFL: EdTech Collider and LEARN

Pierre Dillenbourg, Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Educational Ergonomics (CHILE) and Head of the Swiss EdTech Collider


12:40-12:45

Conclusion

Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL


12:45-13:30

Festive aperitif

EPFL, STCC


From 13:30 onwards

Visit: EPFL Portes Ouvertes

Private VIP visits organised on request

EPFL Lausanne Campus