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Agenda

Latin American Faculty Summit 2012
Riviera Maya, Mexico | May 23–25, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time

Event/Topic

Location

12:00–12:30

Opening Ceremony 

Grand Velas 7-12

12:30–1:30

 

Opening Keynote Presentation

Microsoft Research: from Basic Research to Technological Innovations | slides
Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

1:30–1:45

Group Photo

1:45–3:00

Lunch

Azul Restaurant/ Chaká

3:00–4:00

Keynote Presentation
Strengthening Mexico’s Participation in Global Research Networks | slides | video

Sergio Carrera, Executive Director, INFOTEC, Mexico

Grand Velas 7-12

4:00–4:45

Plenary Session
Information Management via CrowdSourcing | slides | video

Hector Garcia-Molina, Professor, Stanford University, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

4:45–5:15

Refreshment Break

Foyer Grand Velas
5:15–6:00

Plenary Session

Putting the Cloud in the Palm of Your Hand 
Victor Bahl, Director Mobile Computer Research Center, Microsoft Research, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

6:00–7:00

Keynote Presentation

Bringing Theories to Life: Computer Science at Microsoft Research | slides | video
Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

8:30–11:00

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Zen Grand Garden

 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

8:30–1:00—Parallel Track Sessions 

Computer Science
Research Track #1

Location: Grand Velas 7-12 

Computer Science
Research Track #2
Location: Grand Velas 13 

Computing in eScience
Research Track #3

Location: Grand Velas 14 

CONACYT Thematic Networks
Research Track #4
 

Location: Grand Velas 15 

8:30–9:30 

Why Software Engineering is the Best Job in 2012 | slides | video

Judith Bishop, Director, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

Kinect for Windows—an Update for Researchers | slides

Stewart Tansley, Director, Microsoft Research Connections, United States 

eResearch: Surveying the

State of the Art | slides

Lee Dirks, Director, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

Teaching a Robot How to Perform New Tasks | slides

Eduardo F. Morales, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica, y Electronica (INAOE), Mexico

9:30–10:30 

Future of Software Engineering on Mobile Devices | slides | video

Nikolai Tillmann, Principal RSDE, Microsoft Research, United States

The World of Multi-Mouse
| slides | video

Miguel Nussbaum, Professor, Catholic University of Chile, Chile

 

E-CLOUDSS: Building e-Government Clouds Using Distributed Semantic Services
| slides

Genoveva Vargas-Solar, Universidad de Las Americas Puebla, Mexico  

Rethinking Computer Architecture: Research at BSC-Microsoft Research Centre
| slides

Osman Unsal, Senior Researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Data Mining and Its Importance in the 21st Century | slides

Christopher R. Stephens, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 

 

The Discrete Compactness and Its Applications | slides

Ernesto Bribiesca, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

10:30–11:00—Refreshment Break | Location: Foyer Grand Velas

11:00–12:00 

Engineering Methods for Ensuring Program Correctness | slides | video

Rustan Leino, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, United States

Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse – Architecture Overview | slides | video

José Blakeley, Partner Architect, Microsoft, United States

 

 

LACCIR Projects | video

Chair: Ignacio Casas, Executive Director, LACCIR

 

LiveANDES: A Software Platform to Share and Analyze Information for Wildlife Conservation | slides

Cristián Bonacic, Professor, Ecosystems and Environment Department, Catholic University of Chile (PUC-Chile), Chile

 

Andrés Neyem, Professor, Computer Science Department, Catholic University of Chile (PUC-Chile), Chile

 

Using Sensor Networks to Classify Frogs Based on

Their Calls | slides

Eduardo Freire Nakamura, Assistant Professor, Research and Technological Innovation Center (FUCAPI), Brazil

Probabilistic Graphical Models: Applications in Biomedicine | slides | video

Enrique Sucar, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica, y Electronica (INAOE), Mexico  

12:00–1:00 

Experiences in Software Engineering | slides | video

Derick Campbell, Director of Engineering, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

Specialized Machine Translation Using the Microsoft Translator Hub – Customized Models for Language Preservation and Domain Specific Deployment | slides | video

Kristin Tolle, Director, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

Big Data and the Cloud Phenomenon | slides | video

Pedro Celis, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft, United States

 

The Golem Project: a Laboratory for the Construction of Service Robots | slides | video

Luis Pineda Cortés, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico  

Time

Event/Topic

Location

1:00–2:30

Lunch

Azul Restaurant/ Chaká

1:15–2:15

Panel Session (lunch)

Moving the Needle and Growing Women in Computing in Latin America | slides | video

Juliana Salles, Microsoft Research
José Tiberio Hernandez, University of Los Andes
Lorena Gómez, Tec of Monterrey 

Azul Restaurant

2:30–3:15

 

Research Talk

Deep Neural Networks for Speech and Image Processing | slides | video
Alex Acero, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

3:15–4:00

Research Talk

Using Computer Vision for Graphics | slides | video

Sing Bing Kang, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

4:00–4:30

Refreshment Break

Foyer Grand Velas

4:30–5:15

Plenary Session

Advancing Environmental Understanding: the Role of eScience | slides | video
Dan Fay, Director, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

5:15–6:00

 

Keynote Presentation

Driving Innovation Through the Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs 

Rico Malvar, Chief Scientist/Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Research, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

6:00–6:15 Assemble for Departure to Social Event  Hotel Lobby 

7:00–10:00

Social Event and Dinner Show

 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Time

Event/Topic

Location

8:30–10:00


 


Closing Plenary Sessions

Chair: Jim Pinkelman, Senior Director, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

Grand Velas 7-12

 


Data-Intensive Discoveries in Science: the Fourth Paradigm | slides
Alex Szalay, Alumni Centennial Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, United States

LACCIR: Results, Thoughts, and Opportunities | slides

Ignacio Casas, Executive Director, Latin American and Caribbean Collaborative ICT Research Federation (LACCIR)

Sergio Ochoa, Deputy Director, LACCIR

10:00–1:00

DemoFest (Onsite Research Demos)

Grand Velas 1-6

11:00–11:30

Refreshment Break (During Demofest)

Foyer Grand Velas

1:00–3:00

Farewell Lunch

Azul Restaurant

3:00   

Event Ends