EDIC Open House

Schedule

Times are in Central European Standard Time

Thursday, March 25, 2021 ¦ Friday, March 26, 2021

Welcome to EPFL!

On behalf of the Doctoral Program in Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL, congratulations!

Our Virtual Open House for admitted EDIC fellowship students will run for two days, from Thursday, March 25 to Friday, March 26, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Open House will be virtual this year – but you should certainly navigate this interactive portal to explore some of the most beautiful sites in our region (start your tour by clicking on Lausanne)!

We will have a large number of short talks and group events, as well as plenty of opportunities for one-on-one meetings with IC faculty and students. These meetings are a great opportunity for you to learn more about the research we do, as well as ask all the questions you have about PhD student life at EPFL and in Lausanne.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Michael Kapralov, EDIC Open House Chair

DAY 1 – Thursday, March 25, 2021

Links for all events available inside the PocketCampus app.


Welcome & Research Talks (Zoom & recorded)

09:45 – 12:00

Parallel Track I: Michael Kapralov (Chair) [video recording]

Break

Parallel Track II: Katerina Argyraki (Chair) [video recording]

Break


Research Seminars (on Zoom)

You are invited to join any seminars that you’d like. Starting from 13:00, these will run concurrent to your one-on-one meetings. 

12:00 – 13:00

  • Theory Group: Emmanuel Abbé, Fritz Eisenbrand, Mika Göös, Rachid Guerraoui, Michael Kapralov, Ola Svensson
  • Distributed Systems: Bryan Ford, Rachid Guerraoui, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, James Larus

12:00 – 13:30

  • Computer Graphics: a chat with GCM (Geometric Computing) and RGL (Realistic Graphics) labs: Wenzel Jakob, Mark Pauly

13:00 – 14:00

  • Information Processing Group: Michael Gastpar, Nicolas Macris, Yanina Shkel, Rüdiger Urbanke
  • Operating Systems & Networks: Katerina Argyraki, Edouard Bugnion, George Candea, Babak Falsafi, Sanidhya Kashyap, James Larus, Mathias Payer

15:00 – 16:00

  • Applied Machine Learning & NLP: Antoine Bosselut, Nicolas Flammarion, Tanjä Kaser, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Martin Jaggi, Carmela Troncoso, Robert West

16:00 – 17:00

  • Systems Security & Privacy: Bryan Ford, Rachid Guerraoui, Sanidhya Kashyap, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Mathias Payer, Carmela Troncoso

17:00 – 18:00

  • Theory of Machine Learning: Emmanuel Abbé, Volkan Cevher, Nicolas Flammarion, Martin Jaggi, Michael Kapralov, Lenka Zdeborová

One-on-One Meetings

from 13:00 – 19:00

  • One-on-one meetings between IC faculty & prospective students (25 min slots). Your customized schedule for the one-on-one meetings is available inside the PocketCampus app. You should have also received a PDF schedule by email.

Social Activities

19:00 – 21:00

  • Hosted by EPIC, the student association for IC PhDs (on Gather.Town). Ready to hear the insider information about the EPFL student experience? Get to know your EDIC buddies and current PhD students in a fun evening of casual interactions and virtual games.

DAY 2 – Friday, March 26, 2021

Links for all events available inside the PocketCampus app


One-on-One Meetings

from 09:00 to 18:00

  • One-on-one meetings between IC faculty & prospective students (25 min slots). Your customized schedule for the one-on-one meetings is available inside the PocketCampus app. You should have also received a PDF schedule by email.

Research Seminar (on Zoom)

13:00 – 14:00

  • Architecture & Integrated Systems: David Atienza, Babak Falsafi, Paolo Ienne, Mirjana Stojilovic

Social Activities

09:00 – 12:00 // 18:00 – 20:00

Hosted by EPIC, the student association for IC PhDs (on Gather.Town)

If you:

  • have a few minutes to spare in between your faculty one-on-one meetings
  • want to know what it’s like to be a PhD at EDIC from a student perspective
  • want to socialize with your potential future colleagues
  • all of the above

Come and chill out with your EDIC buddies and current PhD students!

Experience Switzerland
  • MySwitzerland.com. In-depth, multilingual Switzerland Tourism website (VR experience, videos, maps, etc.).
  • Virtual tour of the Canton of Vaud. Navigate this interactive portal to explore some of the most beautiful sites in our region from your sofa.
  • Lake Geneva Region
EDIC Useful links