EDIC Open House


Times are in Central European Standard Time

Monday, March 21, 2022 ¦ Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Welcome to EPFL!

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

Our Open House for admitted EDIC fellowship students will run for two days, from Monday, March 21 to Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
We are glad to announce that we can host the Open House both on site and remotely for participants that cannot currently travel to Lausanne.

We have planned 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 and Wenzel Jakob, 2022 EDIC Open House Chairs


Indicated time in Central European Standard Time. The event will be live streamed and recorded. The Zoom links will be communicated by email to registered participants.

Day 1 – Monday, March 21
TimeOn site programOnline
08:30-09:00Registration & welcome coffee
09:00-10:00IC Colloquium*IC Colloquium*
10:10-12:30Lightning talks in 2 parallel tracksLightning talks in 2 parallel tracks
12:30-13:45Lunch BreakBreak
14:00-18:00Research area roundtable discussions & One-on-one meetingsResearch area roundtable discussions & One-on-one meetings
15:30-16:30Meet the EDIC team, Q&A about the programMeet the EDIC team, Q&A about the program
18:00-19:00Campus tour
20:00 onDinner in town
Day 2 – Tuesday, March 22
TimeOn site programOnline
09:00-12:30One-on-one meetingsOne-on-one meetings
12:00-12:30Closing remarksClosing remarks
12:30-13:45Lunch breakBreak
14:00-18:00Free program/excursionOne-on-one meetings

IC Colloquium*

On Monday, Divya Mahajan from Microsoft Research will be presenting her work on AI/ML accelerators. You are encouraged to attend her talk, which will give you a sense of the external speakers you can expect at EPFL I&C (however, participation in this part is optional).

Lightning Talks
10:10-10:20Welcome by OH chairs
10:20-10:35Prof. Rachid Guerraoui (Distributed Computing Lab)
The quest for the lost universality (moderns clouds, genuinely distributed crypto-currencies and decentralized ML)
10:35-10:50Akash Dhasade (Scalable Computing Systems, Prof. Anne-Marie Kermarrec)
(Re)Designing decentralized learning algorithms: A systems view
10:50-11:05Prof. Carmela Troncoso (Security and Privacy Engineering Lab)
Building socially responsible systems
11:25-11:40Stefan Nikolić (Processor Architecture Lab, Prof. Paolo Ienne)
Systematic exploration of reconfigurable interconnect
11:40-11:55Prof. Matthias Payer (HexHive)
Finding vulnerabilities in unexpected places
11:55-12:10Simon Guilloud (Laboratory for Automated Reasoning and Analysis, Prof. Viktor Kunčak)
Formal verification of proofs and programs
12:10-12:25Etienne Bamas (Theory of Computation Lab 2, Prof. Ola Svensson)
Combinatorial optimization, old and new
10:10-10:20Welcome by OH chairs
10:20-10:35Prof. Pascal Fua (Computer Vision Lab)
From images to deep 3D surfaces
10:35-10:50Delio Vicini (Realistic Graphics Lab, Prof. Wenzel Jakob)
Physically-based differentiable rendering
10:50-11:05Prof. Amir Zamir (Visual Intelligence and Learning Lab)
Robust vision for robots
11:25-11:40Tong Zhang (Image and Visual Representation Lab, Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk)
Deep image and visual representation
11:40-11:55Jade Cock (Machine Learning for Education Lab, Prof. Tanja Käser)
Machine learning for education
11:55-12:10Maxime Peyrard (Data Science Lab, Prof. Robert West)
Invariant language models
12:10-12:25Dr. Yanina Shkel (Lab for Information in Networked Systems)
Functional representation of information

Research Area Roundtable Discussions
TimeRoomResearch area
14:00-15:00BC133Information & Coding Theory
Michael Gastpar, Olivier Lévêque, Nicolas Macris, Yanina Shkel, Rüdiger Urbanke, Emre Telatar
14:00-15:00BC333Computer Graphics
Wenzel Jakob, Mark Pauly
14:00-15:00BC410Operating Systems & Networks
Katerina Argyraki, Edouard Bugnion, George Candea, Haitham Hassanieh, Sanidhya Kashyap, Jim Larus
15:00-16:00BC233Security & Privacy
Rachid Guerraoui, Mathias Payer, Carmela Troncoso
15:00-16:00BC333Systems for Data Management & Data Science
Anastasia Ailamaki, Rachid Guerraoui, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Christoph Koch
15:00-16:00BC410Theory of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Emmanuel Abbé, Nicolas Boumal, Volkan Cevher, Lénaïc Chizat, Nicolas Flammarion, Michael Gastpar, Florent Krzakala, Lenka Zdeborová
16:00-17:00BC133Theoretical Computer Science
Mika Göös, Ola Svensson
16:00-17:00BC333Programming Languages & Formal Methods
Viktor Kunčak, Martin Odersky, Clément Pit-Claudel
16:00-17:00BC410Computer Vision
Alexandre Alahi, Pascal Fua, Mathieu Salzmann, Sabine Süsstrunk, Amir Zamir
17:00-18:00BC233Computer Architecture & Integrated Systems
Andreas Burg, Babak Falsafi, Paolo Ienne, Sanidhya Kashyap, Mirjana Stojilovic
17:00-18:00BC410Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Antoine Bosselut, Martin Jaggi, Tanja Käser, Rémi Lebret, Bob West

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