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Agenda

PhD Summer School 2014
30 June – 4 July 2014 | Cambridge, United Kingdom

Monday, 30 June

Time  Event/topic

15:00

Arrival and check in at Selwyn College

15:00

Registration and High Tea at Selwyn College

17:00 Free Time

 

Tuesday, 1 July

Time  Event/topic
08:45

Coach Transfer: Selwyn to Microsoft Research and Sign In of All Attendees
(09:00–09:30 registration for Cambridge Computer Lab Scholars at Microsoft Research Cambridge)

09:30

Welcome to Microsoft Research Cambridge
Andrew Blake, Microsoft Research

10:00

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

10:30 Morning Break

11:00

How to Write a Great Research Paper
Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research

12:00

Lunch/Poster Session

14:00

Research Parallel Session 

Computing Cancer

Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research

Probabilistic Programming the Future of Machine Learning?

John Winn, Microsoft Research

15:00 Afternoon Break
15:30

Research Parallel Session

Body Part Recognition and the Development of Kinect

Jamie Shotton, Microsoft Research

Digital Possessions

Siân Lindley, Microsoft Research

16:30 Coach Transfer: Microsoft Research to Red Lodge Karting
17:15 Go-Karting at Red Lodge Karting and BBQ
21:30 Coach Transfer: Red Lodge Karting to Selwyn College

Wednesday, 2 July

Time  Event/topic 

08:45 

Coach Transfer: Selwyn to Microsoft Research and Sign In of All Attendees

09:30

Research Parallel Session

Proof Engineering, from the Four Colour to the Odd Order Theorem

Georges Gonthier, Microsoft Research

Modelling all Life on Earth. Yes, Really!

Drew Purves, Microsoft Research

10:30

Morning Break

11:00

Research Parallel Session  

In Plain Sight: Online Tracking and Profiling

Natasa Milic-Frayling, Microsoft Research

FaRM: Fast Remote Memory

Aleksandar Dragojevic, Microsoft Research

12:00

Lunch/Poster Session

14:00

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

15:00

Afternoon Break

15:30

Strategic Thinking for Researchers
Andy Gordon, Microsoft Research

16:30

Research Parallel Session

Windows Azure Tutorial

.NET Gadgeteer Workshop 

17:30

Coach Transfer: Microsoft Research to Selwyn College

17:30

.NET Gadgeteer Hackathon and Dinner (optional for maximum of 20 people)

Thursday, 3 July

Time

Event/topic

08:15

Coach Transfer: Selwyn to Microsoft Research and Sign in of All Attendees

09:00

Delivering a Fabulous Research Talk; How to Tell More Stories, Use Less PowerPoint and Get to the Point When Presenting

Dave Yewman, Dash Consulting

10:30

Morning Break

11:00

Delivering a Fabulous Research Talk; How To Tell More Stories, Use Less PowerPoint and Get to the Point When Presenting

Dave Yewman, Dash Consulting

12:00

Lunch/Poster Session

14:00

The Once and Future Internet

Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge

15:00

How to Give a Great Research Talk
Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research

16:00

DemoFest (including Afternoon Break)

17:30 Coach Transfer: Microsoft Research to Jesus College
18:00 Drinks and Group Photo
19:00 Formal Dinner at Jesus College
21:30 Coach Transfer: Jesus College to Selwyn College

Friday, 4 July

Time  Event/topic

08:45

Coach Transfer: Selwyn to Microsoft Research and Sign in of All Attendees

09:30

Pixel Perfect - Using Image Processing to Improve Outcomes for Cancer Patients

Raj Jena, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10:30

How to Present a Poster at an International Conference

Sue Duraikan, Duraikan Training

11:15

Morning Break

11:30

Rough Guide to Being an Entrepreneur
Jack Lang, University of Cambridge

12:30

PhD Summer School Closes | Grab-and-Go Lunch