Faculty Summit 2008 Image Gallery

 Tony Hey
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Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft External Research, announced a set of free software tools to improve interoperability with existing tools used commonly by academics and scholars to better meet their research needs. Hey also announced that his group will provide $1.5 million to seven academic researchers to stimulate impactful research in multicore software. The announcement was made at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, which brought together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents, held at its headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Rick Rishad
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Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research moderates the Cyberspace Connection panel with esteemed members of industry and academia. The panel explored the current state of the interconnected universe, its implications, future needs and corresponding research opportunities and kicked off the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, WA from July 28 – 29.

Daniel Reed, Director of Scalable and Multicore Computing, Microsoft Research; Edward Felten, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University; Howard Schmidt, President and CEO of R&H Security Consulting LLC and Elizabeth Lawley, Director of the Laboratory for Social Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology
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Daniel Reed, Director of Scalable and Multicore Computing, Microsoft Research; Edward Felten, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University; Howard Schmidt, President and CEO of R&H Security Consulting LLC and Elizabeth Lawley, Director of the Laboratory for Social Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The panel focused on how information gathering, personal and business communication, social interaction, entertainment and learning increasingly flow into a cyberspace interconnected universe. The session was the first of dozens of scientific and research talks taking place at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit taking place from July 28-29 at Redmond, WA.

Stewart Tansley (Microsoft External Research) and Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research)
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Stewart Tansley (Microsoft External Research) introduces Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research), who presented a keynote on trends in artificial intelligence (AI) research and reflect how technical and infrastructural development have come together to create a fertile environment for developing and fielding AI applications that promise to provide value to people in the course of their daily lives. This keynote presentation was one of many featured during the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit which brought together 400 academics to exchange ideas at their campus in Redmond, WA.

Sun Li, director of the Computer Graphics (CG) group of the Beijing Film Academic School
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Sun Li, director of the Computer Graphics (CG) group of the Beijing Film Academic School, discusses how the subtle style of Chinese water color painting can enhance game design, demonstrating how beauty and serene play enhanced by peaceful music can provide a unique and delightful game experience. Li’s talk was one of dozens of collaborative research and scientific sessions on topics including artificial intelligence, multicore computing, social networking—as part of this year’s Microsoft Research Faculty Summit which brought together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at their campus in Redmond, WA.

Daniel Reed, Scalable and Multicore Computing Strategist at Microsoft Research
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Daniel Reed, Scalable and Multicore Computing Strategist at Microsoft Research, moderates a session on the Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers as part of this year’s Microsoft Research Faculty Summit which brought together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at their campus in Redmond, WA.

Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers directors, professors David Patterson of the University of California Berkeley and Marc Snir of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers directors, professors David Patterson of the University of California Berkeley and Marc Snir of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign share updates on the research taking place at the centers which were announced in March 2008. This $20 million partnership between Microsoft and Intel is aimed at accelerating developments in mainstream parallel computing in desktop and mobile computing. The session was held at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit which brought together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Savas Parastatidis, architect at Microsoft External Research
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Savas Parastatidis, architect at Microsoft External Research moderates a session on Social Networking and Semantics with Noshir Contractor, of Northwestern University; David De Roure, University of Southampton; Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland; and, Marc Smith Microsoft researcher. Participants discuss the “wisdom of the clouds” and their application in identifying trends, advancing the way we collaborate and exchange research information as well as review the work of our peers. The session was held at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit which brought together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit
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Henrique (Rico) Malvar kicks off day two of the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit by moderating a session highlighting the new technologies coming out of Microsoft Research. Demonstrations include Dan Bohus on Situated Interaction, Ken Hinckley discussing InkSeine and Zhengyou Zhang on Concurrent Programming. The ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

The Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE)
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The Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) applies and evaluates robots as a context for computer science education. This partnership between Georgia Tech, Bryn Mawr and Microsoft Research aims to provide curricula, hardware and software for an exciting new approach to introductory computer science. The project was demonstrated at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Collaborative gaming venture between Microsoft Research and Columbia University
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This collaborative gaming venture between Microsoft Research and Columbia University has the goal of merging virtual information with the real world, leveraging skills in interacting with physical objects to interact with virtual ones. The project was demonstrated at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Collaborative research project in the area of gaming, carried out with the University of Central Florida
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This collaborative research project in the area of gaming, was done with the University of Central Florida and demonstrates a series of simple video games that utilize concepts from 3D user interfaces with virtual reality with the goal of making it easier for game developers and hobbyists to create mainstream games that give users rich, interactive experiences that can mimic the real world or provide magical larger than life experiences. The project was demonstrated at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Jeannette Wing, National Science Foundation
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Daron G. Green (left), Microsoft Research, moderates a discussion panel with Jeannette Wing, National Science Foundation (right); Peter Lee, Carnegie Mellon University; Adam Siepel, Cornell University and Wei Wang, University of North Carolina on the broader impact of eScience and how it will soon blend into the fabric of our everyday lives. The panel was part of the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Lolan Song, senior director heading External Research efforts at MSRA
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Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) is approaching its 10th anniversary. In this session, Lolan Song, senior director heading External Research efforts at MSRA highlighted this lab’s impact in the academic community, product transfer and future developments. Through deep engagements with local governments and academics, Microsoft External Research tailors programs to address specific research goals that are of particular importance to the research community in that region. The session was part of the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Panel moderated by Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Researcher, discussing key challenges and opportunities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) theory and practice
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This panel moderated by Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Researcher discuss key challenges and opportunities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) theory and practice. The panel includes Lise Getoor, University of Maryland; Carlos Guestrin, Carnegie Mellon University; James Hendler, Renssealaer Polytechnic Institute; Joseph Konstan, University of Minnesota and Devika Subramanian, Rice University. The panel was part of the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Dean Guo, Microsoft Research demonstrates iBird
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Dean Guo, Microsoft Research demonstrates iBird, a collaborative research project is a physically engaging and responsive bird flight simulation game that allows players to fly to great heights with the wind on their faces. The project was demonstrated at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Rick Rashid (left), senior vice president, Microsoft Research moderates a panel
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Rick Rashid (left), senior vice president, Microsoft Research moderates a panel including (from left to right) P. Anandan, managing director, Microsoft Research India; Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, External Research; Hsiao-Wuen Hon, managing director, Microsoft Research Asia; Roy Levin, distinguished engineer and managing director Microsoft Research Silicon Valley; Rico Malvar, distinguished engineer and director, Microsoft Research; Daniel A Reed, director of scalable and multicore computing, Microsoft Research. The session concluded the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit which took place in Redmond, WA on July 28-29.

Ken Perlin demonstrates the UnMouse Pad
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Ken Perlin demonstrates the UnMouse Pad is a paper thin, flexible multi-touch device about the size of a mouse pad that not only continuously detects a multitude of touches but also senses a variety of pressures and resolutions sensitive enough to distinguish multiple fingertips. The UnMouse Pad was demonstrated at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Microsoft Research’s Jie Liu demonstrates the "Saving Money and Energy via Data Center Design" project
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Microsoft Research’s Jie Liu demonstrates the "Saving Money and Energy via Data Center Design" project, a joint project with the Global Foundation Services aimed at collecting data on heat distribution and power consumption with the goal of creating more efficient data centers. The project was demonstrated at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.

Alex Wade, Microsoft Research demonstrates Trident
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Alex Wade, Microsoft Research demonstrates Trident, a collaborative scientific and engineering partnership between the University of Washington, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Microsoft’s Technical Computing Initiative, that enables users to automate, explore, and visualize data; to compose, run and catalog experiments; to create a workflow starter kit that makes it easy for users to extend the functionality of Trident. The project was demonstrated at the ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, an event that brings together 400 academics from 150 universities across five continents to exchange ideas at the Microsoft Corp. campus in Redmond, WA.