on November 24, 2022
Published on November 14, 2022 Updated on December 5, 2022

EUTOPIA-SIF Monthly Fellow Seminar - November 2022

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Within the framework of the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Programme, monthly fellows seminars will take place, in which the 35 researchers enrolled in the two cohorts will in turn present their research projects.

We are therefore delighted to invite you to the upcoming EUTOPIA-SIF Monthly Fellow Seminar, on Thursday 24 November 2022, 13:00-14:30 CET.

The seminar will be held on Zoom: https://cyu-fr.zoom.us/j/93189480027

Fore more information and testimonials from a few researchers from the Second Cohort of SIF Fellows, click here.


Event schedule: 

  • 13:00 - 13:05: Introduction
  • 13:05 - 13:25: Cohort 2
  • Fellow Presentation: Emrah Atasoy (University of Warwick) (see his testimonial here)
    • Project Title: Futuristic Narratives in Turkish Literature: 1950-2021: Speculation in the Anthropocene
    • Abstract: This new project aims to present a detailed discussion of Turkish futuristic narratives and speculation in the Anthropocene, covering the period between 1950 and 2021. The discussion will be shaped around three key ideas: the impact of power dynamics, identity, and environmental breakdown. This project will investigate how futuristic narratives can help us think through current socio-political problems; the urgent need for a paradigm shift; and the political positions that readers are likely to take. These questions and points will ultimately illustrate the hermeneutic work of how Turkish speculative fiction figures, re-presents, and intervenes in the current socio-political conjuncture.
  • 13:25 - 13:35: Q&A
  • 13:35 - 13:55: Cohort 2
  • Fellow Presentation: Jean-Guillaume Feignon (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) (see his testimonial here)
    • Project Title: Characterization of the rocks from the Chicxulub impact structure peak ring (Mexico) and future perspectives on the aggregation processes in volcanic and impact ash plumes
    • Abstract: This presentation introduces my PhD project work on the Chicxulub impact structure, which is well-known to been a major cause of the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass (including the non-avian dinosaurs) extinction. The study of the rock samples recovered within the Chicxulub peak ring have allowed a better understanding of the scenario of the impact. In the continuity of this work, this EUTOPIA-SIF project will deal with the formation and emplacement mechanisms of accretionary lapilli during large impact events by using a volcanological approach. Investigating the interaction of the impact plume particles with the atmosphere is key to quantify and model their effects (both short and long term) on Earth’s climate.
  • 13:55 - 14:05: Q&A
  • 14:05 - 14:15: Cohort 1
  • Fellow Presentation: Rashid Ali (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
    • Project Title: A Federated Reinforcement Learning Framework for Decentralized Link Activation in Multi-link Wi-Fi 7
    • Abstract: It is indeed a challenging task for an access point with multiple links in Wi-Fi to activate most effective link(s) to cope with inter-network interference issues, especially in a decentralized network environment. Thus, a Wi-Fi network environment with multi-link capability can be more challenging due to the decentralized use of spectrum resources. In this work, we propose the use of the Federated Reinforcement Learning framework, which is one of the coordinated and distributed machine learning techniques for decentralized link(s) activation in Wi-Fi networks. We propose FRL framework to allow multiple networks with multi-link capability to learn the efficient use of the available links.
  • 14:15 - 14:25: Cohort 1
  • Fellow Presentation: Maryna Shevtsova (University of Ljubljana)
    • Project Title: Anti-gender movements and nationalism in the context of Russia’s war in Ukraine: findings and challenges
    • Abstract: “Denazification” of Ukraine and “liberation” of Russian-speaking Ukrainians became a central message in the narrative of Russia’s justification of the large-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022. While false foundations of Kremlin’s claims have been exposed by many researchers and analytics already, the question remains: how dangerous are Ukrainian right-wing nationalist groups against the background of the war in the country? This short presentation will discuss the changing landscape of nationalist movement in the country and will reflect on the implications of right-wing nationalists for Europeanization of gender equality and LGBTQ rights policies in Ukraine.
  • 14:25 - 14:30: Q&A