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Cloud Futures 2012

Hot Topics in Research and Education

May 7–8, 2012 | Berkeley, California, United States

Cloud computing is an exciting platform for research and education. It has already advanced scientific and technological progress by making data and computing resources available at unprecedented economy of scale. To realize the full promise of cloud computing for research and education, however, we must think about the cloud as a holistic platform for creating new services, new experiences, and new methods to pursue research and teaching. Pursuing these goals presented a broad range of interesting questions for the 2012 Microsoft Research Cloud Futures workshop.

This year's presentations highlighted hot topics in cloud computing and explored how new techniques and methods of research may solve distinct challenges arising in diverse areas, including computer science, engineering, Earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, interactive games, life sciences, and social sciences.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Tony Hey
Tony Hey
Vice President

Microsoft Research Connections

Michael J. Franklin
Michael J. Franklin
AMPLAB Director 

University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Presenters

Yousef Khalidi
Yousef Khalidi
Distinguished Engineer

Microsoft Corporation

Joseph Hellerstein
Joseph Hellerstein
Manager, Big Science 


About the Workshop

The Cloud Futures 2012 workshop was a joint venture between the Microsoft Research Connections, Azure Research Engagement, and Developer & Platform Evangelism Academic groups, and in association with and supported by the University of California, Berkeley.

Date and Location
  • May 7–8, 2012
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Clark Kerr Campus
    2601 Warring Street
    Berkeley, California 94720
    United States