EDIC Open House

The EDIC Open House is an annual event hosted by the School of Computer & Communication Sciences (IC) at EPFL to help prospective PhD students make an informed decision about their studies. PhD students who attend this event have the opportunity to connect with professors in IC, network with current PhD students, meet other future PhD students, visit the campus and the Lake Geneva region.

The EDIC Open House is by invitation only and is reserved for PhD students who have been offered a fellowship by the EDIC program. Travel and accommodation is funded by EDIC.


2019 Open House Program

Invited guests will receive personal invitations to connect with PocketCampus, the all-in-one mobile device app for EPFL. The app enables you to see the schedule of the EDIC Open House, the list of participants and IC laboratories, and information about the venue.

DAY 0 – Wednesday, March 20
Arrival in Lausanne – hotel Ibis
17:00 Ibis Lausanne City Tour (optional)
Meeting Point: Lobby, hotel Ibis. Contact: Ehsan Mohammadpour
19:30 Ibis Socializing, drinks & pub food at Les Brasseurs, a local brewery in Lausanne with EPIC representatives (IC Graduate Student Association)
Meeting Point: Lobby, hotel Ibis (walk to the brewery). Contact: Ehsan Mohammadpour
DAY 1 – Thursday, March 21
08:25 Ibis Prospective students meet in the hotel lobby
08:30 Shuttle from hotel Ibis to EPFL with EPIC representatives. Contact: Ye Wang
09:00-09:30 BC 430 Registration, breakfast and coffee
09:30-11:45 BC 420 Parallel Track I
10:45-11:00
Coffee break
09:30-11:45 BC 410 Parallel Track II
10:45-11:00
Coffee break
12:00-14:00 Atrium Lunch, mingle & discover research in IC >> Poster Listing
Poster list and PDFs accessible via PocketCampus app
14:00-18:00 One-on-one meetings – IC faculty & prospective students
Personalized schedules available via PocketCampus
or INM 065 Chill out with EDIC buddies and doctoral students. Refreshments and snacks available
18:00-19:00 INM 065 EPFL campus tour with EPIC representatives. Meeting point: INM 065 // Contact: Sébastien Rouault
20:00 Dinner and socializing with EPIC representatives at Café Romand, a historical brasserie in Lausanne. Meeting point: INM 065 at 19h15 to take the metro to Lausanne // Contacts: Karen Adams & Akhil Arora
DAY 2 – Friday, March 22
Ibis Breakfast at hotel
08:25 Prospective students meet in the hotel lobby
08:30 Shuttle from hotel Ibis to EPFL with EPIC representatives. Contact: Aida Mousavifar
09:00-12:30 One-on-one meetings resume
Personalized schedules available via PocketCampus app
or INM 065 Chill out with EDIC buddies and doctoral students. Refreshments and snacks available
12:30 Atrium Walk to restaurant. Meeting point: BC Atrium
12:45-14:00 Gina’s Seated lunch with IC faculty in small groups at Gina’s
Closing remarks by Open House chairs
14:15-18:15 Departure for Chaplin’s World, Corsier-sur-Vevey, with EPIC representatives. A highly entertaining interactive museum dedicated to Charlie Chaplin with a breathtaking view of Lac Léman (a.k.a. Lake Geneva) and the Alps. Contacts: Amir Zandieh & Ehsan Mohammadpour
18:15 Return to Lausanne; drop-off hotel Ibis
Chaplin’s World, Corsier-sur-Vevey