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Robert Schoelkopf, David Reilly, and Dave Wecker
Towards Scalable Quantum ComputationThree decades have passed since Richard Feynman first proposed devising a “quantum computer” founded on the laws of quantum physics to achieve computational speed-ups over classical methods. In that time, quantum algorithms have been developed that offer fast solutions to problems in a variety of fields including number theory, chemistry, and materials science. To execute such algorithms on a quantum device will require extensive quantum and classical “software”. One of the grand challenges for the...
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Date: 15 July 2014
Duration: 01:26:56
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Andrew Begel, Mary Czerwinski, and Erin Solovey
And how does that make you feel?Confused and frustrated by your difficult programming task? Let's have your IDE intervene before you get the chance to cause a bug in the software. Bored by your rote assignment? Let’s have your browser find a funny YouTube video to snap you out of it. Stressed out? Let's Snapchat your friends so they can call and lend you an ear. What else could a computer do if it knew what you were feeling? In this session, we’ll talk about several research projects which leverage low-cost biometric sensors to sense...
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Date: 15 July 2014
Duration: 01:26:50
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Grey Ballard, Andrew Lenharth, and Madan Musuvathi
Recent Advances in Parallel AlgorithmsParallelism abounds in modern hardware—from the datacenter to multi-cores, GPUs, and FPGAs. On the other hand, important algorithms, such as graph algorithms, dynamic programming, and finite-state machine processing involve fine-grained dependencies and do not directly map on to this parallel hardware. Harnessing the parallelism available for these algorithms requires new algorithms, new programming languages, and new runtime systems. This session will present recent advances in this area and will serve as...
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Date: 15 July 2014
Duration: 01:26:03
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Michael Freedman, and Adam Wierman
Challenges in Geo-Distributed Data Center and Application DesignOnline apps that matter are geo-distributed, because they serve millions of users around the world. Geo-distribution is important for latency, availability, and increasingly also for efficiency. Due to rapid growth in the volume of demand served, large numbers of geo-distributed data centers today can benefit from the same multi-megawatt economies of scale that were initially limited to a few centralized ones. As a result, modern cloud infrastructures are already highly geo-distributed. Trends such as our...
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Date: 15 July 2014
Duration: 01:31:38
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Shelly Farnham, John Carroll, Ed Cutrell, Andrea Kavanaugh, and Robert Mason
Networked Publics as Third PlacesCommunication technologies have long played a central role in people’s personal and professional lives. However, as social media has become globally ubiquitous in the past decade, enabling people to connect with any person, friend or stranger, around the world, communication technologies have also played an increasingly important role in the public, civic sphere. These networked publics provide a new form of third place—a place outside the home and work—transforming how people are connected and mobilized...
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Date: 15 July 2014
Duration: 01:31:45
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Keith Hampton
Is the grass any greener? Pervasive awareness, social media, and well-beingSocial media, we have been promised, supports the well-being of individuals and society. It has been said that it offers new opportunities for democratic participation, that it supports collective action and gives individuals a voice. Social capital, once lost through the dormancy of ties, hidden as a result of infrequent contact, has been made visible through the persistent and pervasive nature of social media. Yet, it is often said that these technologies do not live up to their hype, that they...
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Date: 15 July 2014
Duration: 00:59:19
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Leslie Lamport
Thinking Before CodingArchitects draw detailed blueprints before a brick is laid or a nail is hammered. Programmers and software engineers seldom do. A blueprint for software is called a specification. The need for extremely rigorous specifications before coding complex or critical systems should be obvious—especially for concurrent and distributed systems. This talk explains why some sort of specification should be written for any software.
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Date: 14 July 2014
Duration: 00:59:48
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Lee Hood, Eliezer Van Allen, Jonathan Carlson, and Ravi Pandya
The Coming Genomics Software RevolutionA hardware revolution has slashed the cost of sequencing by over a million-fold in a few years, far faster than Moore’s law, opening great opportunities for software to revolutionize healthcare. This session will explore how the combination of the $1,000 genome with molecular diagnostics and electronic medical records, across millions of patients, will transform medicine, making it not just personalized, but also predictive, preventive, and participatory. You will hear about a pioneering program to follow...
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Date: 14 July 2014
Duration: 01:33:36
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Arjmand Samuel, Nilanjan Banerjee, and Affan Syed
In-situ Research Using Connected Devices: Challenges and OpportunitiesAn increasing number of research areas rely on collecting data from sensors and devices deployed in homes and beyond. Researchers typically deploy such devices, collect data, analyze and make interesting inferences based on this data. In order to collecting sufficient data to have confidence in the research findings it is desirable to collect data from a large numbers of locations. However, doing so requires major investment in engineering expertise and technology infrastructure; both not readily available...
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Date: 14 July 2014
Duration: 01:13:32
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Elizabeth Gerber, Michael Luca, Jeffrey Nickerson, and Arun Sundararajan
The Future of Crowdsourcing and the Sharing Economy: Part IFrom Airbnb, to Kickstarter, to Mechanical Turk, the on-demand provisioning of workforce, services, and goods is changing the nature of work and play. In this session, we focus on exploring the challenges and opportunities with these platforms that span from the technological to the social. We will also discuss the future of crowd-based work. The session will feature a wide range of speakers involved in crowdsourcing research as well as lively discussion panels.
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Date: 14 July 2014
Duration: 01:26:10
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Kristofer Pister, Chris Harrison, and Brandon Lucia
Impossibly Small DevicesOver the years, we have been successful making computing devices smaller, more efficient, and cheaper. Unfortunately, barriers such as constraints on power and energy mean we can no longer trivially shrink today's devices any further. In this session, we will explore creative approaches to new challenges in user interaction, low-power system designs, novel form factors, and hardware innovations.
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Date: 14 July 2014
Duration: 01:23:01
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Doug Burger, Krysta Svore, Desney Tan, and Mary Gray
Hot TopicsBack to the Future: The Second Age of Computing Is Ending Doug Burger, Microsoft ResearchQuantum Leaps in Computing Krysta Svore, Microsoft Research'Mobilizing' Healthcare Desney Tan, Microsoft ResearchCrowds Are People Too! Mary L. Gray, Microsoft Research
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Date: 14 July 2014
Duration: 00:56:44
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
Harry Shum, Darrin Eide, Daniel Robbins, and Johnson Apacible
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Date: 14 July 2014
Duration: 01:21:05
Collection: Faculty Summit 2014
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