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.

Upcoming summits
  • 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
Recent summits
  • 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
  • Asia Faculty Summit 2012
    The Asia Faculty Summit brought together leading researchers and educators to explore research technologies, advanced research directions, research-funding practices, next-generation education, and the development of new talent in computer science-related fields. Participants had the opportunity to interact directly with visionaries who work in significant technical areas and to communicate directly with researchers who are involved in some of the most advanced research and technologies.
    Tianjin, China · 26–27 October 2012
  • Faculty Summit 2012
    Technological advancement has always been driven by the need to solve real-world problems, whether social or scientific. Today, computing research and technology continue to provide novel approaches to meeting such challenges. The 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit united academic researchers; educators; and Microsoft researchers, product group engineers, and architects to explore new opportunities in computer-science research and advances that address real-world challenges.
    Redmond, WA, U.S. · 16–18 July 2012
  • Latin American Faculty Summit 2012
    The need to solve real-world problems, whether social or scientific, has provided the impetus for technological advancements over the years; computing research and technology provide novel approaches to meet these challenges. For the 2012 Latin American Faculty Summit, Microsoft Research united academic researchers; educators; and Microsoft researchers, product group engineers, and architects to explore new opportunities in computer-science research and and advances that adress such challenges.
    Riviera Maya, Mexico · 23–25 May 2012
  • Faculty Summit 2011
    The twelfth Microsoft Research Faculty Summit brought together thought leaders from academia, government, and Microsoft to explore the latest research results, discuss challenges that the community faces, search for the best approaches to address those challenges, and identify new research opportunities. The breadth of the technical areas covered in the program ensured a unique experience and provided a venue for meeting with colleagues across the full range of the computing disciplines.
    Redmond, WA, U.S. · 18–20 July 2011
  • Latin American Faculty Summit 2011
    Microsoft Research hosted its seventh annual Latin American Faculty Summit in Cartagena, Colombia, May 18 to 20, 2011. This event was organized in collaboration with COLCIENCIAS. The theme of the 2011 summit was Advancing Computing; Advancing Science.
    Cartagena, Colombia  · 18–20 May 2011