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    HPC benefits and critical aspects

    19.11.12 - High Performance Computing Bellatrix is the new EPFL computing cluster managed by DIT. To mark the imminent production start of this new machine, a joint Dell-Intel-EPFL event will take place on Thursday, December 6th.

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    A second-year MFE@EPFL student wins the Swiss Traders Trophy

    19.11.12 - CDM | Management of Technology We are extremely pleased to announce that a second-year MFE@EPFL student, Di Chen, is the best trader this year!

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    Strong Swiss impact at IROS'2012

    19.11.12 - NCCR-Robotics Switzerland received much attention at IROS’12 (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) this past October in Villamoura, Portugal. Indeed, 14 NCCR Robotics labs presented 34 papers (of which, two won Best Papers Awards - Application and Student). This strong academic presence was coupled with and reinforced by an NCCR Robotics initiative aiming to encourage and promote the participation of Swiss startups and spin-offs . As part of this initiative, nearly a third of the total number of exhibitors at IROS'12 were from Switzerland and present under the same umbrella: "Swiss Robotics". NCCR Robotics plans to renew this "Swiss Robotics presence" initiative during further editions of IROS and ICRA conferences and we are looking to enlarge the number of participants. If your startup in robotics would like to join, please contact our Tech Transfer Officer for further information.

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    Software Enables Avatar to Reproduce Our Emotions in Real Time

    19.11.12 - Mediacom A virtual character produces the same facial expressions as its user. It makes a video game, chat, or an animated film both fun and fast. Faceshift, an EPFL spin-off, launches its software on the market today.

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    New paper on diffusion MRI by Cristina Granziera et al.

    18.11.12 - Signal Processing Laboratory 5 The new paper entitled "A new early and automated MRI-based predictor of motor improvement after stroke" has been published in Neurology.

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    The 2012 Cloëtta Foundation Award to Olaf Blanke

    16.11.12 - SV | Life Sciences Our warm congratulations to Prof. Olaf Blanke, who was awarded the prestigious Cloëtta Foundation Prize amounting to CHF 50'000.00, in recognition to his whole research on cognitive neuroscience and more specifically on body perception and self consciousness.

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    EPFL launches an innovative project in medical equipment

    16.11.12 - Cooperation Two engineers of the Cooperation & Development Center and a physician, medical director of the EssentialMed Foundation, launch a project to develop an appropriate diagnostic imaging system adapted to the context of developing countries.

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    Tracking facial features to make driving safer and more comfortable

    16.11.12 - Mediacom For those familiar with its language, the face reflects much about an individual’s identity and emotional state. EPFL scientists are developing a tool that will be able to use facial information to make the cars of the future safer and more comfortable.

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    Energy simulation at the forefront of sustainability education

    15.11.12 - Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design Within the framework of the European Master on Sustainable Development, Dr. Shady Attia, Research Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID), was invited on October 4, 2012 to speak at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium by Prof. Andre De Herde, head of the research group Architecture et climat and former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Energineering and Urban Planning (LOCI) at UCL. To allow our own students to also benefit from an introduction to energy simulation, he conducted a DesignBuilder workshop to LIPID members and MES students on October 15, 2012, to which PhD students enrolled in the new IDEAS class on architecture and sustainability also participated.

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    Is reversible mobility here to stay?

    15.11.12 - Institute of Urban and Regional Sciences Studying patterns of individual mobility in today’s society, Vincent Kaufmann and Stéphanie Vincent-Geslin identified an until now overlooked form of mobility, which they coined “reversible mobility".

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