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Agenda

Latin American Faculty Summit 2014
May 7–9, 2014 | Viña del Mar, Chile


Wednesday, May 7

Time

Event/topic

Location

11:30–12:00

Opening Ceremony 

Vergara ABC

12:00–13:00

 

Keynote

Data-Driven Computing | view video

Chair: Jaime Puente, Microsoft Research

Speaker: Tony Hey, Vice President, Microsoft Research

Vergara ABC

13:00–13:15 Group photo Foyer Vergara ABC 
13:15–14:30

Lunch

Bombal AB

14:30–15:30

 

Plenary Session

Panel: Innovation in Latin America

Moderator: Rico Malvar, Microsoft Research

Panel speakers:

Andres Zahler, Innovation Director, Ministry of Economy, Government of Chile

Nicolas Goluboff, Deputy director of CORFO CHILE

Genoveva Vargas-Solar, Research Scientist, CNRS France & Deputy Director LAFMIA

Vergara ABC

15:30–16:30 

Keynote

Big Data and Enterprise Analytics | view video

Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research

Speaker: Surajit Chaudhuri, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research  

Vergara ABC

 
16:30–17:00  Refreshment break

Foyer Vergara ABC  

17:00–18:30

Parallel Tracks

 

Session 1

Location: Vergara A  

Session 2

Location: Vergara B  

Session 3

Location: Vergara C

Social Computing | view video

Chair: Nina Mishra, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Barbara Poblete, University of Chile

Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research
Fernando Diaz, Microsoft Research

Big Data and Machine Learning | view video

Chair: Steven Drucker, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Michael Zyskowski, Microsoft Research

Lihong Li, Microsoft Research

Jonathan Huang, Stanford University

Astronomy and Visualizations | view video

Chair: Eduardo Hardy, ALMA

Speakers:

Douglas Roberts, Northwestern University

Juan Cortés, ALMA

21:00–23:00  

Welcome reception and dinner

Bombal AB  

 

Thursday, May 8

Time

Event/topic

Location

8:30–9:30

Keynote

Transforming Education Through Technology | view video

Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research

Speaker: P. Anandan, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research

Vergara ABC

9:30–10:30

Keynote

Plenary Panel on Disaster Preparedness | view video

Chair: Jaime Puente, Microsoft Research

Panel speakers:

Nikos Athanasis, University of the Aegean

Harmony Mabrey, Microsoft

Vergara ABC

10:30–11:00

Refreshment break

Foyer Vergara ABC

11:00–12:30   

Parallel Tracks

 

Session 4

Location: Vergara A 

Session 5

Location: Vergara B  

Session 6

Location: Vergara C 

Panel: Challenges of Computational Hydrology and the Potential Community Empowerment | view video

Chair: Kristin Tolle, Microsoft Research

Speakers:
Faisal Hossain, University of Washington

Robert Brakenridge, University of Colorado

Jim Nelson, Brigham Young University

TouchDevelop: Create Rich Mobile Cloud Apps on Your Device | view video

Chair: Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research 

Speakers:
Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research

Peli de Halleux, Microsoft Research

Michal Moskal, Microsoft Research

Transforming Education via Research | view video

Chair: Roy Zimmermann, Microsoft Research

Speakers:
Steven Drucker, Microsoft Research

Siddharth Prakash, Microsoft Research

Miguel Nussbaum, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

12:3013:30 

Lunch 

13:30–15:00 

Parallel Tracks
 

Session 7

Location: Vergara A    

Session 8

Location: Vergara B 

Session 9

Location: Vergara C

Technology for Research: Methods for Monitoring Species Migration

Chair: Kristin Tolle, Microsoft Research

Speakers:
Tanya Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois
Sai Ravela, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martin Wikelsi, University of Konstanz

Lab of Things: An Internet of Things Research Platform | view video

Chair: Arjmand Samuel, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Arjmand Samuel, Microsoft Research

Ratul Mahajan, Microsoft Research

Panel: Use of Technology in Education

Moderator: Vidya Natampally, Microsoft Research

Panelists:

P. Anandan, Microsoft Research

Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Research

Roberto Hojman, Tecnologias Educativas Colaborativas GALYLEO

15:00–17:30  DemoFest  Bombal AB 
16:00–16:30 Refreshment break Foyer Bombal AB 
17:30–18:30     

Keynote

ALMA, Chile, and the new challenges facing astronomy at the beginning of the 21st Century | view video

Chair: Jaime Puente, Microsoft Research

Speaker: Eduardo Hardy, Representative in Chile, Associated Universities Inc., National Radio Astronomy Observatory, ALMA, CCAT

Vergara ABC
21:00–23:00  Social event and dinner show  Chez Gerald Restaurant 

 

Friday, May 9

Time

Event/topic

Location

8:30–9:30

Keynote

Fast History and Innovation | view video

Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research

Speaker: Jonathan Grudin, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Vergara ABC

9:30–9:45      Photo pick up  

9:45–11:15

Parallel Tracks


 

Session 10

Location: Vergara A

Session 11

Location: Vergara B

Session 12

Location: Vergara C 

Urban Science

Chair: Jaime Puente, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Nina Mishra, Microsoft Research

Ankur Mani, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Valeria Herskovic, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

 

Device Oriented Research | view video

Chair: Víctor M. González, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Speakers:

Andres Neyem, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile  

Solving Global Challenges Through Diverse Perspectives

Chair: Monica Tentori, CICESE Research Center

Speakers:

Marina Hirota, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Agma Traina, University of São Paulo at São Carlos

Rosiane de Freitas, Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM)

11:15–11:45

Refreshment break

Foyer Vergara ABC

11:45–12:45

Keynote

An Overview of the Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs | view video

Chair: Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research

Speaker: Rico Malvar, Chief Scientist and Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Research 

Vergara ABC

12:45–13:00

Closing Remarks | view video

Jaime Puente and Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research

Vergara ABC
13:00–14:00

Farewell lunch

Bombal AB

14:30

Event ends (bus leaves)