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Asia Faculty Summit 2012

October 26–27, 2012 | Tianjin, China

Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit 2012: Advancing Research and EducationThe Asia Faculty Summit 2012, organized by Microsoft Research Asia in partnership with Nankai University and Tianjin University, was held in Tianjin, China, October 26 to 27, 2012. The summit brought together leading academic researchers, educators, and Microsoft researchers to discuss topics related to the theme “Advancing Research and Education,” including recent advancements in computing research and future educational trends that are resulting in tools and methodologies to help solve real-world problems in many social and scientific areas.

Since its debut in 2000, more than 1,500 academics across the Asia-Pacific region have participated in the Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit. It provides a forum for academic leaders from the top research universities and institutes to share ideas and explore the latest developments and technological trends in research and education that are related to information technology and communications (ITC).

One day before the Asia Faculty Summit, on October 25, 2012, the Computing in the 21st Century Conference was also held in Tianjin. Distinguished speakers, including Turing Award recipients, shared recent achievements in computing science research with students and scholars.


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