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Academic Exchanges in Korea

Microsoft Research Asia executives and researchers pay regular visits to universities in Korea to participate in lectures and discussions.

Hsiao-Wuen Hon, managing director, Microsoft Research Asia

Ubiquitous Computing Lecture at Universities

In May 2011, Hsiao-Wuen Hon, managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, visited Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and Ewha Womans University to meet with university officials and students. Hon delivered a distinguished lecture entitled “From Ubiquitous Computing to Ubiquitous Harmony” while attracting more than 400 attendees. In his lecture, Hon showcased a glimpse of high technologies at Microsoft Research Asia that use information and knowledge to enable the harmonious connection of people, society, and environment.

Following the lecture, Hon presented a Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Award to Gae-won You, one of the 2010 winners from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and Seung-won Hwang, advisory professor, who also received an award for her contributions.

Building Collaborative Research Relationships

On February 25, 2011, Tony Hey, corporate vice president, Microsoft Research Connections, presented a distinguished lecture at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) on “The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery.” Attracting more than 350 attendees this lecture introduced projects from Microsoft Research such as WorldWide Telescope, ChronoZoom, and Chemistry Add-in for Word to highlight some of Microsoft’s efforts to collaborate with and contribute to an open-source community for research and science.

Following his lecture, Hey presented a Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Award to Seungjin Lee and Tae-Joon Kim, winners from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), along with their advisory professors who also received awards for their contributions.