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    04.03.15 — Mediacom Who is the teacher: the student or the machine? By showing a robot how to write letters, children improve their writing skills and gain self-­‐confidence. This system, called CoWriter, was developed by EPFL researchers. Read the whole article
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    04.03.15 — ERC Grants Prof. Martin Gijs has been awarded a Proof of Concept ERC Grant. This funding initiative, launched in March 2011, is only open to researchers who have already been awarded an ERC grant. It aims at establishing the innovation potential of ideas arising from the ERC-funded frontier research project. Read the whole article
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    04.03.15 — EPFL Photonics Chapter We are very pleased to announce and cordially invite you to our monthly EPFL Photonics Chapter (EPC) 'Pizza-optics-beer' (POB) seminar on March 4th, 2015 (Wednesday) at 18h (6pm). The seminar will take place in the room CM1100. This month Daniel Infante, from the Optics and Photonics Technology Laboratory (EPFL in Neuchatel), will give us some insights in his field of expertise. His presentation is entitled: "Magic mirrors of the XXIst century". Read the whole article
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    04.03.15 — Group for Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials Mohammad Nazeeruddin – engineering renewable energy solutions Read the whole article
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    04.03.15 — Institute of chemical sciences and engineering Le Mérite cantonal vaudois (cérémonie à St-Croix) distingue celles et ceux qui s’engagent de façon exceptionnelle à mettre leur talent au service de la population. Read the whole article
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    03.03.15 — CDM | Management of Technology Recent research by Prof. Thomas Weber and his former student, Prof. Naveed Chehrazi (UT Austin), on the “Dynamic Valuation of Delinquent Credit-Card Accounts” has been accepted for publication by Management Science, the leading INFORMS journal. In their paper, the authors introduce a dynamic collectability score (DCS), which can be used to evaluate the probability that a delinquent credit-card account repays an outstanding balance. The parameters of the underlying model, based on stochastic point processes, can be estimated using techniques provided by the authors. The theoretical results are applied to a large data set obtained from a major credit-card issuer. Read the whole article
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    03.03.15 — Mediacom The Brain Forum 2015 will bring together top scientists and entrepreneurs from the biggest “brain initiatives” of recent years. The event will run from March 30 to April 1 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne. Read the whole article
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    03.03.15 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Far from standing in the way of architectural creativity, constraints related to sustainability can, instead, stimulate it. This becomes especially clear if they are considered from the beginning of the project. Emmanuel Rey, architect, director of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) and partner from the architectural firm Bauart in Bern, Neuchatel and Zurich demonstrated during a conference at the Swiss Cultural Centre in Paris how research-related sustainability issues have shaped his architectural production. His book "From Spatial Development to Detail," recently published by Quart Publishers, includes the concepts developed on this occasion. We met Emmanuel Rey to see how this new societal and environmental element influences his work. Read the whole article
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    03.03.15 — ERC Grants Prof. Christian Heinis has been awarded a CONSOLIDATOR GRANT by the SNSF in the context of the so-called “Temporary Backup Schemes” for the European Research Council (ERC) grants. This transitional measure of the SNSF offers the awardee an adequate substitute for an ERC grant. Read the whole article
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    03.03.15 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering ENAC researchers have compared different types of mathematical models of the spread of epidemics to investigate their validity as decision-making tools to guide the emergency response following an outbreak. Read the whole article