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Faculty Summit 2011

July 18-20, 2011, Redmond, Washington, United States

About Faculty Summit

Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2011: Future WorldThe twelfth Microsoft Research Faculty Summit provided a forum for lively debate of the development, application, and funding of technologies in the environmental, medical, and educational spheres over a long period of time. The program consisted of a variety of keynotes, talks, panels, workshops, and demonstrations. Participants came away with a much better idea of the integral part that industrial research plays in society, education, and technology transfer, and how they can contribute to this thriving community in the future. View videos of the summit presentations.

 

News Highlights

Design Expo 2011: Get Connected, Stay Connected  Students present their projects as part of the Design Expo during Microsoft Research's Faculty Summit 2011.

Design Expo 2011: Get Connected, Stay Connected
Student teams from six top graduate design institutions showcase their prototype interaction-design ideas in this year’s Microsoft Research Design Expo. The teams’ design solutions reflect the theme "Get Connected, Stay Connected," which focuses on the merging of exceptional process with ideas.

The 2011 Faculty Fellows receive their awards at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Left to right: Microsoft Research Senior Vice President Rick Rashid, Brent Waters, Keith Noah Snavely, Anderson Rocha, Shwetak Patel, Alistair McEwan, Jure Lescovec, Krishnendu Chatterjee, Maria Florina Balcan,  and Microsoft Research Connections Corporate Vice President Tony Hey. The 2011 Faculty Fellows receive their awards at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Left to right: Microsoft Research Senior Vice President Rick Rashid, Brent Waters, Keith Noah Snavely, Anderson Rocha, Shwetak Patel, Alistair McEwan, Jure Lescovec, Krishnendu Chatterjee, Maria Florina Balcan, and Microsoft Research Connections Corporate Vice President Tony Hey.

2011 Faculty Fellows Recognized
Microsoft Research announced the eight recipients of the 2011 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowships during the Faculty Summit. These individuals were nominated by their universities and represent a selection of the best and brightest young researchers in their fields—men and women who not only have interesting research agendas, but who also have demonstrated the potential to do great work throughout their careers. Microsoft’s goal is to encourage these early-career faculty and help them work on the kind of high-risk/high-reward research that often is overlooked by traditional funding mechanisms.

Feature Stories

Project Daytona: Iterative MapReduce on Windows Azure

Project Daytona: Iterative MapReduce on Windows Azure
This new platform expands the toolset for scientists in need of large-scale data computation capabilities, making it easier for scientists to use the cloud and access their data.

Project Hawaii: Cloud-Enabled Mobile Computing

Project Hawaii: Cloud-Enabled Mobile Computing
Project Hawaii offers university students the opportunity to explore how the cloud can enhance mobile devices, especially the increasingly ubiquitous smartphone.

Researchers Cherish University Roles Researchers Cherish University Roles
Why do Microsoft researchers jump at the opportunity to spend time teaching and working at universities? Four researchers explain the attraction.

Keynote Speakers

Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Peter Lee, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research, Redmond Lili Cheng, General Manager, FUSE Labs, Microsoft Research  Richard Szeliski, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
Craig Mundie 

Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft

Peter Lee

Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director,

Microsoft Research

Lili Cheng

General Manager, FUSE Labs, Microsoft Research

Rick Szeliski

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Program Chairs

Judith Bishop, Director, Computer Science, Microsoft Research Dennis Gannon, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research
Judith Bishop  

Director, Computer Science,     
Microsoft Research

Dennis Gannon

Director, eXtreme Computing Group
Cloud Engagement,
Microsoft Research