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Agenda

PhD Summer School 2013
1–5 July 2013 | Cambridge, United Kingdom

Monday, 1 July

Time  Event/Topic

15:00

 Arrival at Selwyn College

16:00

 Welcome and Registration at Selwyn College

18:00

 Free Time

Tuesday, 2 July

Time  Event/Topic
08:30  Coach Transfer: Selwyn to Microsoft Research 

09:00

Welcome to Microsoft Research Cambridge
Andrew Blake, Microsoft Research

09:30

Welcome to PhD Summer School
Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche, Microsoft Research

10:00 Break

11:00

Strategic Thinking for Researchers
Andy Gordon, Microsoft Research

12:00

Lunch/Poster Session

14:00

Parallel Session

  • Proving That Programs Eventually Do Something Good
    Byron Cook, Microsoft Research
  • Human Computing and Crowdsourcing in Search Evaluation
    Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research
15:00 Break
15:30

Parallel Session

  • Transformations in HCI: from Human Factors to Human Values
    Abigail Sellen, Microsoft Research
  • Programming Proofs and Proving Programs
    Nick Benton, Microsoft Research
16:30  Coach Transfer: Microsoft Research to Red Lodge Karting 
17:00 Go-Karting at Red Lodge Karting and BBQ
21:30 Coach Transfer: Red Lodge Karting to Selwyn College

Wednesday, 3 July

Time  Event/Topic 

09:00

Coach Transfer: Selwyn to Microsoft Research

09:30

Parallel Session

  • The Data Center Hardware is Changing, but do the Applications Care?
    Ant Rowstron, Microsoft Research
  • Modelling All Life on Earth. Yes, Really!
    Drew Purves, Microsoft Research

10:30

Break

11:00

Parallel Session

12:00

Lunch/Poster Session

14:00

3D Vision in a Changing World

Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft Research

15:00

Break

15:30

Cloud Computing-Big Data and Beyond
Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research

16:15

Parallel Session

  • Windows Azure Tutorial
  • .NET Gadgeteer Workshop

17:30

Coach Transfer: Microsoft Research to Selwyn College

18:00

.NET Gadgeteer Hackathon

Thursday, 4 July

Time

Event/Topic

09:00

Coach Transfer: Selwyn to Microsoft Research

09:30

Rough Guide to Being an Entrepreneur
Jack Lang

10:30

Break

11:00

How to Write a Great Research Paper

Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research

12:00

Lunch/Poster Session

14:00

How to Give a Great Research Talk

Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research

15:00  Machine Learning: the Future of Computing?
Chris Bishop, Microsoft Research 
16:00 

DemoFest (including tea and coffee) 

17:30  Coach Transfer: Microsoft Research to Jesus College 
18:00  Drinks and Group Photo 
19:30  Formal Dinner at Jesus College 
22:00  Coach Transfer: Jesus College to Selwyn 

Friday, 5 July

Time  Event/Topic 

09:00

Coach Transfer: Selwyn to Microsoft Research

09:30

Intellectual Property at Microsoft

Pablo Tapia, Microsoft Research

10:30

Break

11:00

How to Present a Poster at an International Conference

Sue Duraikan, Duraikan Training

12:00

Coach Transfer: Microsoft Research to Lunch Venue

12:30

Lunch

14:30  Coach Transfer: Lunch Venue to Selwyn College