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Agenda

Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Time

Description

Location

All day

Arrival and check-in

Hyatt on the Bund Hotel

18:00–21:00

Buffet dinner (optional) 

 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Time

Description

Location

08:00–09:00

Registration/check-in

Hyatt on the Bund Hotel – Grand Ballroom I, 1F West Tower



 





 

09:00–09:10

 

Welcome and Academic Collaboration Overview | Presentation | Video

Lolan Song, Senior Director, University Relations, Microsoft Research Asia

09:10–09:50

 

Microsoft Research Update | Presentation | Video

Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research

Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia

09:50–10:40 

RARE: Rethinking Architectural Research and Education | Presentation | Video

Chuck Thacker, Turing Award winner, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Research

10:40–11:00

Break and group photo session

11:00–12:00

 

Panel Discussion: Internet of Things | Presentation | Video

Session Chair: Feng Zhao, Assistant Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia

Panelists: David Culler, UC Berkeley; Guihai Chen, Nanjing University; Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio University; Catharine van Ingen, Microsoft Research

12:00–13:15

Lunch

13:15–14:05

 

Cloud Computing Paradigm Shift | Presentation | Video

Enwei Xie, General Manager, Microsoft China

14:05–15:05

Growing Talent | Presentation | Video

John Hopcroft, Turing Award winner, Cornell University

Session Chair: Baining Guo, Assistant Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia

15:05–15:25 

Break

15:25–16:25 

The WorldWide Telescope: Challenges and Opportunities with Visualizing a Universe of Big Data | Presentation | Video

Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Chenzhou Cui, National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences

16:25–17:10

 

Empowering People with Knowledge: The Next Frontier for Web Search | Presentation | Video

Wei-Ying Ma, Assistant Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia

17:10–18:10 

Panel Discussion: Fourth Paradigm – Exploring Trends and Talents for Data-Intensive Science | Presentation | Video

Session Chair: Tony Hey, Corporate Vice-President, Microsoft Research

Panelists: Key-Sun Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology; Jinpeng Huai, Beihang University; Jimmy Liu, A*STAR; Junichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo and University of Manchester

18:10–18:15

Closing

18:15–18:30 

Break

 
18:30–19:00  Transit to dinner 

19:00–21:00 

Dinner

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time

Description

Location

09:00–13:00

Breakout sessions

Hyatt on the Bund Hotel

  • Natural User Interaction: Exploring Future Computer Interfaces Today
    Session Chair: Frank Soong, Microsoft Research Asia

Presentations:

    • A Universal Approach to Synthesizing High Quality Speech and Photo-Real TalkingFrank Soong, Microsoft Research Asia | Presentation
    • Toward Music Listening Interfaces in the FutureMasataka Goto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology | Presentation
    • Be What’s Next – Context-aware Intelligent Companions (CAIC)Chin-Yew Lin, Microsoft Research Asia
    • Interacting with FaceJian Sun, Microsoft Research Asia | Presentation
    • Natural User Interfaces for Activity-based UbiCompJames Landay, University of Washington | Presentation
    • Natural User Interactions Research: NUI Opportunities for CollaborationStewart Tansley, Microsoft Research | Presentation
Bund Ballroom, 1F East Tower 
  • Mobile Sensing
    Session Co-Chairs: Feng Zhao, Microsoft Research Asia; Jacky Shen, Microsoft Research Asia

Presentations:

Meeting Room 206–207, 2F East Tower 
  • Finding, Keeping, and Nurturing Talent: The Key to Success
    Session Co-Chairs: Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia; Weiping Li, University of Science and Technology of China

Presentations:

  • Overview: Talent Programs at Microsoft Research AsiaLolan Song, Microsoft Research Asia | Presentation
  • Requests from Customers, and Our Efforts and Plans to the RequestsHyunWook Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | Presentation
  • Recruiting, Cultivating, and Retaining Talented Academic Researchers: The Case of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyMounir Hamdi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Presentation
  • Reducing Talent GapXiaoning Ling, X-Gainian Foundation | Presentation
  • Teaching Advanced Software EngineeringXin Zou, Microsoft Research Asia | Presentation
Meeting Room 201, 2F East Tower 

13:00–13:15

Break

 

13:15–14:30

Transit to afternoon venue (with lunch box)

 

14:30–16:00

Innovation Day: Demos

Microsoft Zizhu Campus

16:00–16:50 

Wrap-up session | Presentation

  • Mobile Sensing—Jacky Shen, Microsoft Research Asia
  • Finding, Keeping, and Nurturing Talent: The Key to Success—Weiping Li, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Natural User Interaction—Frank Soong, Microsoft Research Asia/James Landay, University of Washington
16:50–17:00  Conference conclusion 

17:00–18:00

Transit

 

18:00–20:00 

Subsidiary dinners (optional) 

 

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (Optional)

Time

Description

Location

09:00–18:00

Computing in the 21st Century Conference

Shanghai Jiao Tong University