On July 5, 2018, the Switzerland Innovation Park Network West EPFL organised a conference in Beijing. This event was part of the Swiss Innovation Week organised by the Swiss Embassy and was a great opportunity for the alumni to network and reinforce Chinese-Swiss R&D collaboration. Prof. Karl Aberer from the EPFL Distributed Information Systems Laboratory was… Read more »
On June 12, 2018, the alumni visited Global Health Institute which is contributing to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The following research subjects were addressed: bacteria physics, fruit flies (Drosophila), antibiotic resistance and cholera. Photos: © Alain Herzog
On June 22nd, 2018, 50 alumni joined the annual EPFL Alumni Garden Party held at Bois-Chamblard, the beautiful School residence located in Buchillon (VD). Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL, presented the future challenges for EPFL in terms of technology and education, while Prof. Bryan Ford gave a speech about blockchain and digital trust. The EPFL… Read more »
(This event was organized in French) L’association EPFL Alumni Suisse orientale organisait le 2 juin 2018 une Schnitzeljagd dans la vieille ville de Schaffhouse, ainsi qu’une visite guidée du Musée zu Allerheiligen. Une Schnitzeljagd est un parcours par équipes dans lequel les participants vont à la recherche de divers endroits ou bâtiments présentés par une description plus ou… Read more »
On April 26, 2018, TREE Association, SIE section and EPFL Alumni organised a career and networking event for the SIE students. After a conference during which three alumni presented their career path, around a hundred students and alumni could enjoy a nice aperitif to network.
On May 3, 2018, EPFL Alumni, in partnership with Forum EPFL, launched a new mentoring system: an event during which more than 180 connections between alumni and students, especially in masters, were established. The goal: to prepare the latter for their future interviews with companies during the Forum next October and to help them target… Read more »
On May 22, 2018 EPFL Alumni and GiTi Association co-organised a conference on the hot topic: “Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Risks”. Around 400 participants could listen to interesting talks from: – Dr Olivier Verscheure, Director, Swiss Data Science Center (EPFL+ETH Zurich) – Dr Claudiu Musat, Research Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Group at Swisscom… Read more »
The EPFL Alumni Eastern Switzerland association organized its annual General Assembly on May 5th, 2018. It was followed by a fascinating conference on blockchain by Christian Raemy, founder of AirBie.io. After a quick refresher on the history of bitcoin, he presented the concepts of blockchain technology: miners, smart contracts, private or public blockchains, proof-of-work and proof-of-stake,… Read more »