Agenda

Faculty Summit 2014
July 14–15, 2014 | Redmond, Washington, United States

Together with researchers around the world, we aspire to generate groundbreaking ideas, techniques, and tools that enable us to gain the greatest benefit of the data revolution for the good of society. Presentations and demonstrations are key to the summit experience. Below is the agenda for registered participants of the in-person event.

Monday, July 14

Time

Session

Speaker Location

8:00–9:00

Breakfast

9:00–10:15 Opening Keynote Harry Shum, executive vice president, Microsoft Technology and Research | video | slides Kodiak

10:15–10:30

Break

10:30–11:30 Hot Topics Chair: Jeannette Wing, corporate vice president, Microsoft Research | video | combined slides Kodiak
Back to the Future: The Second Age of Computing Is Ending Doug Burger, Microsoft Research
Quantum Leaps in Computing

Krysta Svore, Microsoft Research

"Mobilizing" Healthcare Desney Tan, Microsoft Research
Crowds Are People Too! Mary L. Gray, Microsoft Research
11:30–12:30

Lunch

McKinley
11:30–12:30 When Data Science & Human Subject Research Collide: Ethics, Implications, Responsibilities

Chair: Mary L. Gray, Microsoft Research

Speakers:
Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jeff Hancock, Cornell University

Christian Sandvig, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Baker
12:30–2:00

Impossibly Small Devices

Chair: Desney Tan, Microsoft Research | video

Speakers:
Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Georgia Institute of Technology | slides
Chris Harrison, Carnegie Mellon University | slides
Brandon Lucia, Microsoft Research | slides
Kristofer Pister, University of California-Berkeley | slides

Cascade

The Future of Crowdsourcing and the Sharing Economy—Part I

 

Chair: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Microsoft Research | video

Speakers:

Elizabeth Gerber, Northwestern University | slides

Michael Luca, Harvard Business School | slides

Jeffrey Nickerson, Stevens Institute of Technology | slides

Arun Sundararajan, New York University | slides

Rainier

Deep Learning for Text Processing

Chairs: Li Deng, Microsoft Research; Christopher Manning, Stanford University
Speakers:
Jeff Bilmes, University of Washington | slides

Jianfeng Gao, Xiaodong He, Microsoft Research | slides

Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington

Paul Smolensky, Johns Hopkins University | slides

Eric Xing, Carnegie Mellon University | slides

St. Helens
Big Dream, Campaign to Unite & Grow More Women in Computing

Chair: Rane Johnson, Microsoft Research | combined slides

Speakers:
Jennifer Breslin, UN Women
Kelly Cox, Iron Ways Film
Karen Peterson, National Girls Collaborative Project
Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology

Baker
2:00–2:15

Break

2:15–3:45

In-situ Research Using Connected Devices—Challenges and Opportunities

Chair: Arjmand Samuel, Microsoft Research | video
Speakers:

Nilanjan Banerjee, University of Maryland | slides

Arjmand Samuel, Microsoft Research | slides

Affan Syed, FAST-NUCES, Pakistan | slides

Cascade

The Future of Crowdsourcing and the Sharing Economy—Part II

 

Chair: Ben Livshits, Microsoft Research | video

Speakers:

Jeffrey P. Bigham, Carnegie Mellon University

Eric Horvitz, Ben Livshits, Microsoft Research

Haoqi Zhang, Northwestern University - Evanston

Rainier

New Perspectives on Machine Learning and Science

Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research | video

Speakers:

Misha Bilenko, Microsoft
Rich Caruana, Microsoft Research

Isabelle Guyon, Chalearn | slides

St. Helens

The Coming Genomics Software Revolution

Chair: Ravi Pandya, Microsoft Research | video
Speakers:

Jonathan Carlson, Microsoft Research | slides

Lee Hood, Institute for Systems Biology | slides

Eliezer Van Allen, Harvard University | slides

Ravi Pandya, Microsoft Research | slides

Baker
3:45–4:30

Demonstrations

Hood
4:30–5:30 Thinking Above the Code Leslie Lamport, Turing Award winner, Microsoft Research | videoslides Kodiak
5:30–6:30

Travel to Seattle

6:30–9:00

Dinner Event at Museum of History and Industry

 

Tuesday, July 15

Time

Session

Speaker Location

8:00–9:00

Breakfast

9:00–10:00

Is the grass any greener? Pervasive awareness, social media, and well-being

Keith N. Hampton, Associate Professor, Rutgers University | video | slides Kodiak
10:00–10:15

Break

10:15–11:45

Networked Publics as Third Places

Chair: Shelly Farnham, Microsoft Research | video | slides
Speakers:

John Carroll, Pennsylvania State University | slides

Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research | slides

Andrea Kavanaugh, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University | slides

Robert Mason, University of Washington | slides

Cascade

From Exceptional to Everyone: Microsoft's Efforts to Democratize Blended Learning

Chair: Anoop Gupta, Microsoft Research | video
Speakers:

Rakesh Agrawal, Microsoft Research | slides

Sumit Basu, Microsoft Research | slides

Anoop Gupta, Microsoft Research | slides

Rainier

Frontiers in Speech and Language

Chair: Geoffrey Zweig, Microsoft Research | video
Speakers:

Jeff Bilmes, University of Washington | slides

Christopher Manning, Stanford University | slides

Nima Mesgarani, Columbia University

Dong Yu, Microsoft Research | slides

St. Helens

Challenges in Geo-Distributed Data Center and Application Design

Chair: Aman Kansal, Microsoft Research | video
Speakers:

Michael Freedman, Princeton University | slides

Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Pennsylvania State University | slides

Adam Wierman, California Institute of Technology | slides

Baker
10:15–12:45

Design Expo

 

In a world with a billion sensors, how will we make sense of it all?

|  video |

Kodiak
11:45–12:45

Lunch

12:45–2:15

Meet the Crowd: Political Economies and Cultural Meanings of Digital Labor

Chair: Mary L. Gray, Microsoft Research | video

Speakers:

Rajesh Patel, Microsoft | slides

Matthew Lease, University of Texas at Austin | slides

Winter Mason, Stevens Institute of Technology | slides

Siddharth Suri, Microsoft Research | slides

Cascade

Science in the Cloud

Chair: Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research | video | slides

Speakers:

Hyunju Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology | slides
Parker MacCready, University of Washington-Seattle | slides
Yan Xu, Beihang University | slides
Chunmiao Zheng, Peking University | slides

Rainier

Recent Advances in Parallel Algorithms

Chair: Madan Musuvathi, Microsoft Research | video

Speakers:

Grey Ballard, Sandia National Laboratories | slides

Andrew Lenharth, University of Texas at Austin | slides
Madan Musuvathi, Microsoft Research | slides

St. Helens
2:15–3:00

Demonstrations

Hood
3:00–4:30

Towards Scalable Quantum Computation

Chair: Krysta Svore, Microsoft Research | video
Speakers:

David Reilly, University of Sydney | slides

Robert Schoelkopf, Yale University | slides

Dave Wecker, Microsoft | slides

Cascade

Specialized Computing in the Cloud

Chair: Eric Chung, Microsoft Research | video | slides
Speakers:

Adrian Caulfield, Microsoft Research | slides

Martha Kim, Columbia University | slides

Thomas Wenisch, University of Michigan | slides

Rainier
And how does that make you feel?

Chair: Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research | video
Speakers:

Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research | combined slides

Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research

Erin Solovey, Drexel University

St. Helens
4:30–5:00

Academic Industry Collaboration—a Dialog

Speakers:
P. Anandan, Distinguished Scientist-Managing Director

Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft Research

Kodiak
5:00–7:00

Reception

Rainier