August 22–29, 2012 | St. Petersburg, Russia
|View of the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood in downtown St. Petersburg||
The 2012 Microsoft Research Russian Summer School on Concurrency and Parallelism in Software was held August 22 to 29, 2012, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, organized in cooperation with ITMO National Research University. An annual Microsoft Research event, the Russian Summer School is intended for PhD and master’s students as well as young scientists. This year, we invited eight of the world’s top experts in concurrency and parallelism to lecture at the school. In addition to lectures, the program included practical sessions and homework.
Invited Speakers and Talk Titles
The following experts in concurrency and parallelism lectured during the school.
- Dr. Judith Bishop—Concurrency in C# and Java: Understanding Why Languages Matter
- Dr. Sebastian Burckhardt—Concurrent Revisions: Beyond a Linear History of State
- Prof. Victor Gergel—Complexity Analysis and New Programming Languages for Parallel Computations
- Prof. Dan Grossman—Data-Race Exceptions via Low-Level Detection of High-Level Data Races and Deterministic Execution of Concurrent Programs
- Prof. Maurice Herlihy—Design Patterns for Highly Concurrent Data Structures
- Prof. Jeff Kramer—Model-Based Design and Analysis of Concurrent and Adaptive Software
- Prof. Bertrand Meyer—Concurrent Programming is Easy
- Prof. Davide Sangiorgi—An Introduction to Bisimulation and Coinduction
Peter and Paul Fortress, St. PetersburgAlthough the school ran from Wednesday August, 22 to Wednesday, August 29, students had Sunday free to explore the beautiful city of Saint Petersburg. Just a few of the local attractions include the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and the Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets).
Bronze Horseman, St. PetersburgApplication
Application is now closed. The application deadline was March, 30, 2012
This Russian Summer School is intended primarily for Russian-speaking students residing in Russia. As an exception, Russian-speaking students who reside outside of the Russian Federation may be considered, provided that they do not require a Russian visa.
A maximum of 60 students were selected on the basis of their curriculum, references from their professors/supervisors, and individual letters of motivation. Microsoft Research provided teaching and full accommodation for free; students only needed to pay for their own travel to Saint Petersburg and return. We encouraged all qualified individuals to apply to the school. Last year, 70 students were selected from more than 500 applicants.
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Past Russian Summer Schools
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