Award, Seminars

Doctor Honoris Causa in Data Sciences at UCL, May 18th, 2017

Professor Vincent Blondel, Rector of the Université catholique de Louvain,
Louvain School of Engineering (EPL),
Faculty of Science,
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM),
Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA -IMMAQ)

will be honoured to welcome you to the ceremony for awarding the title of Doctor honoris causa
to Stephen Boyd, Professor of electrical engineering, Stanford University (*)
and Peter Bühlmann, Professor of mathematics, ETH Zürich (**)
for their achievements in the field of « Data Sciences »

Auditorium BARB 94

Programme

  • 08:30 am    |    Welcome
  • 09:00 am    |    Introduction to the workshop on «Data sciences»
  • 09:10 am    |    Optimisation, networks and machine learning (F. Glineur, UCL – J.-C. Delvenne, UCL – P. Dupont, UCL)
  • 10:25 am    |    Coffee break
  • 10:45 am    |    Statistics and spatial geography (B. Govaerts, UCL and I. Thomas, UCL)
  • 11:30 am    |    Round table (Moderator: Michel Verleysen, UCL)
  • 12:00 pm    |    Lunch
  • 2:00 pm      |    Presentation by Stephen Boyd, Stanford University « Convex Optimization »
  • 3:00 pm      |    Presentation by Peter Bühlmann,ETH Zürich « The Statistics-
    “Machine” in Data Science »
  • 4:30 pm      |    Doctor Honoris Causa ceremony
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Drink (Hall Sainte Barbe)

The ceremony will be held on 18th May 2017 in the Auditorium BARB 94 – Place Sainte Barbe, 1 – 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve. Recommended parking : Baudouin 1er

All professors are invited to wear their gown / The cortege will depart from the « décanat EPL » Rue Archimède, 1 at 4:15 pm.

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION :
Registration is free but compulsory. Please register by completing the registration form. / Registration deadline: April 25, 2017

Professor Michel Verleysen
Dean of Louvain School of Engineering

Ecole polytechnique de Louvain
Rue Archimède,1 bte L6.11.01 B-1348-Louvain-la-Neuve
pascale.verleyen@uclouvain.be
Tél. 32 (10)47.29.46 – Fax 32 (10)47.24.66
www.uclouvain.be/http://www.uclouvain.be/epl.html

(*) Stephen Boyd is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received the A.B. degree in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1980, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985, and then joined the faculty at Stanford.
His current research focus is on convex optimization applications in control, signal processing, machine learning, and finance. He is the author of numerous highly cited research articles, three books, and several open-source tools.
Stephen Boyd is a Fellow of the IEEE, SIAM, and INFORMS, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received many awards for his teaching and research, including the IEEE Control Systems Award, the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal and the Mathematical Optimization Society’s Beale-Orchard-Hays Award.

(**) Peter Bühlmann is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, and currently Chair of the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zürich.
He received his doctoral degree in mathematics in 1993 from ETH Zürich. After having spent three years at UC Berkeley, he returned to ETH Zürich in 1997.
His main research interests are in high-dimensional and computational statistics, machine learning, causal inference and applications in the bio-medical field. He has been a highly cited researcher in mathematics in the last few years.
Peter Bühlmann is Fellow of the IMS, the ASA and recipient of several awards including the Winton Research Prize. He served as Co-Editor of the prestigious Annals of Statistics during 2010-2012 and has guided 29 doctoral students to date.

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Prix Antonella Karlson 2017 : appel à candidatures

J’ai le plaisir de vous informer que le F.R.S.-FNRS ouvre l’appel à candidatures du Prix Antonella Karlson 2017, d’un montant de 5.000 €, récompensant une thèse de doctorat dans un domaine des sciences exactes, incluant la physique, la chimie, les mathématiques, l’informatique et les sciences appliquées.

La thèse de doctorat doit avoir été défendue publiquement entre le 1er janvier 2015 et le 31 décembre 2016.

Les candidats doivent être attachés, au 1er mars 2017, à l’une des institution universitaires de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles ou à l’École Royale Militaire.

En annexe, vous trouverez le règlement, le formulaire de candidature ainsi que l’affiche du Prix en version électronique A3 imprimable pour information et diffusion aux différents acteurs. Mes services restent à votre disposition si vous désirez les recevoir en version papier.

J’attire votre attention sur la date limite d’introduction des candidatures fixée au 1er mars 2017.

Plus d’infos sur  http://www.fnrs.be/index.php/mecenat-prix

 

Dr. Ir. Véronique Halloin

Secrétaire Générale

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique–FNRS
Rue d’Egmont, 5|1000 Bruxelles|Belgique
Award

Nokia Bell Scientific Prize 2017 : appel à candidatures

J’ai le plaisir de vous informer que le F.R.S.-FNRS ouvre l’appel à candidatures du Nokia Bell Scientific Prize 2017, d’un montant de 8.000 €, récompensant une thèse de doctorat apportant une contribution originale aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (TIC) dans l’un des domaines suivants :

  • Virtual/augmented reality;
  • Internet of Things;
  • Pervasive/ubiquitous/neuromorphic computing;
  • Augmented/artificial/cognitive intelligence;
  • Big data and analytics;
  • Edge and cloud computing;
  • Software engineering for cyber-physical systems;
  • Self-constructing and autonomous systems.

La thèse de doctorat doit avoir été défendue publiquement au sein d’une université belge ou à l’École Royale Militaire entre le 1er janvier 2016 et le 31 décembre 2016. Les chercheurs affiliés à une université étrangère à la clôture de l’appel sont éligibles.

Infos sur http://www.fnrs.be/index.php/mecenat-prix

J’attire votre attention sur la date limite d’introduction des candidatures fixée au 31 mars 2017.

Dr. Ir. Véronique Halloin

Secrétaire Générale

Award

IBM Innovation Award 2017 : Appel à candidatures

J’ai le plaisir de vous informer que le F.R.S.-FNRS ouvre l’appel à candidatures du IBM Innovation Award 2017, d’un montant de 5.000 €, récompensant une thèse de doctorat apportant une contribution originale aux Sciences de l’Informatique ou à ses applications dans l’un des domaines suivants :

  • Cognitive Computing
  • Social Media
  • Analytics & Big Data
  • Mobile Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing

La thèse de doctorat doit avoir été défendue publiquement au sein d’une université de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles ou à l’École Royale Militaire entre le 1er janvier 2016 et le 31 décembre 2016. Les chercheurs affiliés à une université étrangère à la clôture de l’appel sont également éligibles.

J’attire votre attention sur la date limite d’introduction des candidatures fixée au 1er mars 2017.

Infos sur http://www.fnrs.be/index.php/mecenat-prix

Dr. Ir. Véronique Halloin

Secrétaire Générale

Award

ERCIM Cor Baayen Award 2016 – 5000€

Cor Baayen Award

The Cor Baayen Award is awarded each year to a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics. The award was created in 1995 to honour the first ERCIM President.
The award consists of a cheque for 5000 Euro together with an award certificate.

Cor Baayen Award 2016

The winner of the 2016 Award will be invited to present her or his work at the European Computer Science Summit 2016 in Budapest, co-located with the annual ERCIM and Informatics Europe fall meetings. A short article on the winner, together with the list of all candidates nominated, will be published in ERCIM News.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must have carried out their work in one of the ‘ERCIM countries’: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
  • Nominees must have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent) after 30 April 2013.
  • A person can only be nominated once for the Cor Baayen Award.

Submitting a nomination

  • Nominations should be made by a staff member of an ERCIM member institute. Self nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominees must have performed their research at any research organisation from the country of the nominating institution.
  • To submit a nomination fill out the Cor Baayen Award Nomination Form and provide a URL to the candidate’s PhD thesis as well as the candidate’s best papers (max. 5).
  • Deadline for submitting a nomination: 15 May 2016

Selection

  • The selection of the Cor Baayen award winner is the responsibility of the ERCIM Human Capital Task Group, who will consult expert opinion in reaching their decision.

Further Information

Can be obtained from your ERCIM representative or from the Cor Baayen Award coordinator Claude Kirchner, Inria (Claude.Kirchner@inria.fr).

Award

2016 Bell Labs Prize

We have just opened the call for ideas for the 3rd  Bell Labs Prize.  The Bell Labs Prize gives any researcher, in participating countries around the globe, the chance to introduce their ideas to the world, and collaborate with world-renowned Bell Labs researchers. Three prize winners will receive an award of $100,000 (grand prize), $50,000 (second place) or $25,000 (third place). Additionally, through the process, Bell Labs may engage with other contest participants as part of our investment in and engagement with the best and brightest minds.

We are seeking 10x game-changing proposals in any field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – proposals that have the potential to disrupt or profoundly change the state of human knowledge or endeavor.  Our particular interest is in innovations in any domain described in our new book about creating the digital fabric of the future, the Future X Network including end-to-end ‘5G’ networks, and the enablement of new distributed clouds, supporting ultra-low latency and ultrahigh capacity with sophisticated control, algorithmic and analytical systems and methods, allowing the automation of everything with the creation of knowledge and time.

The competition is open to anyone in one of the participating countries, who owns their idea and meets the eligibility requirements.  The deadline to enter the contest is April 13, 2016. For more information, visit the Bell Labs Prize web site

Please share this with your most innovative and uniquely talented students and academic colleagues so that they may become enablers of the next technological revolution with us.

Best Regards,

 Marcus Weldon

President of Bell Labs

CTO of Nokia

Award

Scientific Award Alcatel-Lucent Bell 2016

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Thanks to the financial support of Alcatel-Lucent Bell, le Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (F.R.S. – FNRS) / the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) awards annually the Scientific Award Alcatel-Lucent Bell. This Prize rewards the PhD thesis that brings the most original contribution (concepts and/or applications, software & hardware) in the field of information and communication technology.

Candidates must have obtained their PhD thesis from a Belgian University or the Royal Military Academy between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

Candidates must be attached to a university at the deadline of the call.
The Prize amounts to 8.000 €.
Applications, written in English, have to be submitted for March 1st, 2016 at the latest, to prix@frs-fnrs.be.
The regulations and form are available on the website www.frs-fnrs.be.

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Award

IBM Innovation Award 2016 : Call to Proposals

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IBM Innovation Award (in cooperation with FNRS)
Amount: 5.000 €.

Rewards an outstanding PhD thesis that presents an original contribution to informatics or its applications in one of the following fields:
– Cloud Computing
– Social Media
– Analytics & Big Data
– Mobile Computing
– Cyber Security
– Cognitive Computing

The informatics part of the work must be both thorough and advanced.

Award rules and  form is downloadable from  www.frs-fnrs.be

Application Deadline : March 1st, 2016

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