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Department of Informatics

Spring Term 2020 *CANCELED*

Due to the current developments in response to the COVID-19 case, the health and physical integrity of all our speakers, employees, and guests comes at first. Thus, the IfI had decided to cancel all presentations planned for from March 16, 2020 onward until the end of the Spring Term (May 31, 2020). Please take note of this information and do not come to the site announced initially.


The IFI colloquium talks will be held at the date indicated below. They start at 5:15 p.m. or see time below date.

Date Speaker Title Place Host





Prof. Isabelle Augenstein, Ph.D.

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

What can typological knowledge bases and language representations tell us about linguistic properties?

BIN 2.A.01 Prof. Dr.
Rico Sennrich

Prof. Nick Arnosti, Ph.D.
Columbia Business School, U.S.A.

Lotteries for Shared Experiences BIN 2.A.01

Prof. Dr.
Sven Seuken

Dr. Alexander Ulrich, Oracle Labs, Switzerland Oracle Database Multilingual Engine - How GraalVM's Slef-optimizing Compiler Helps the Database BIN 2.A.01

Prof. Dr.
Michael Böhlen and Dr. Sven Helmer


Prof. Dr. Alessandro Garcia
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"The Only Journey is the One Within"-Understanding Software Design Degradation as a Process

BIN 2.A.01

Prof. Dr.
Alberto Bacchelli


Piotr Sapiezynski, Ph.D.
Northeastern University, U.S.A.

Discrimination through Optimization BIN 2.A.01

Prof. Dr.
Aniko Hannak


Prof. Dr. Robert M. Davison

City University Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Global ERP and Local Workarounds: The Value of Non-Compliance BIN 2.A.01

Prof. Dr.
Gerhard Schwabe

General Information

The colloquia are held in English and take place from 5.15 to 6.30 p.m. in room 2.A.01 at the Department of Informatics (IfI), Binzmühlestrasse 14, 8050 Zürich. After the talks there is time for discussions and to exchange ideas while enjoying a glass of wine or a soft drink and munchies.

Visiting a colloquium is free of charge and does not require registration.

If you have further questions please contact the PhD Coordinator.

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