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Microsoft Research Faculty Summits

Bringing together computer scientists and thought leaders from academia, government, and research institutes

Each year, Microsoft Research hosts a series of summits around the world. These events provide a forum for exploring research results and directions and foster conversations among scientists, faculty, and up-and-coming new students about cross-discipline opportunities.

Recent summits
  • Faculty Summit 2015
    At the sixteenth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, leading academic researchers and educators will meet with Microsoft researchers and engineers to share ideas and results about some of today’s most exciting new directions in computer science. The key focus of this year’s summit is artificial intelligence (AI) with sessions on questioning and answering, vision to language, commonsense reasoning, and integrative AI.
    Redmond, WA, United States · 8–9 July 2015
  • Asia Faculty Summit 2014
    The Asia Faculty Summit 2014 is organized by Microsoft Research Asia and conducted in partnership with Tsinghua University. It brings together leading academic researchers, educators, and Microsoft researchers to discuss topics related to the theme “Computing in Science.” Cross-disciplinary collaborations in research and education will be addressed and explored, as well as how academia and computer science students can be better equipped to work with other disciplines in data-intensive sciences.
    Beijing, China · 30–31 October 2014
  • Faculty Summit 2014
    At the the fifteenth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, leading academic researchers and educators met with Microsoft researchers and engineers to share innovative ideas and developments, and to assess and explore today’s computing opportunities.
    Redmond, WA, US · 14–15 July 2014
  • Latin American Faculty Summit 2014
    The 2014 Latin American Faculty Summit brought together thought leaders from academia, government, and Microsoft from a broad range of disciplines including computer science, engineering, mathematics, and economics. Participants explored the latest advances in computing research, discussed challenges that the community faces, and investigated the best approaches to address those challenges and identify new research opportunities.
    Viña del Mar, Chile · 7–9 May 2014
  • Faculty Summit 2013
    The fourteenth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit brought leading academic researchers and educators together with Microsoft researchers and engineers, to share ideas and results around some of today’s most exciting new directions. Key subjects that were discussed this year included machine and human intelligence, software engineering, computer vision, and quantum computing.
    Redmond, WA, US · 15–16 July 2013