Sailesh Chutani, Director of External Research & Programs, Microsoft Research, announces $6.4 million in research grants to colleges and universities over the next year at the 8th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, WA on Monday, July 16, 2007. These grants will focus on areas that include healthcare, computer search, energy efficient computing and human robot interaction.
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At the 8th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit industry leaders discuss optimism for the future of computing in Redmond, WA on Monday, July 16, 2007. Present were Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computing Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft, Rick Rashid, Senior VP, Microsoft Research, Jeanette Wing, Assistant Director for Computer & Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation, and Dan Reed, Director, Renaissance Computing Institute, Senior Advisor for Strategy and Innovation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association, left to right. The event was attended by more than 400 thought leaders from academia and research labs around the world.
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Microsoft employee Satyendra Nainwal, at the 8th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summitin Redmond, WA on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, tries out an augmented reality racing game built using the Goblin V2 platform developed by Columbia University Professor Steven Feiner, left, and his students. The augmented reality racing game is derived from the XNA Racing Game Starter Kit. This research project is supported byMicrosoft External Research & Programs and runs on XNA Game Studio Express.