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Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2009

Presentation snapshots, interviews, and research imagery being showcased at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2009.

Rick Rashid and Microsoft Research 2009 New Faculty Fellows Faculty Summit 2009: Photo by Ron Wurzer/Microsoft.

Microsoft Research Senior Vice President Rick Rashid with 2009 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship winners announced during the Faculty Summit held July 13-14 in Redmond, Washington. Initially created in 2005, the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship program now encompasses 25 academic researchers whose exceptional talent for research and thought leadership make them standouts in their fields. (From left to right) Rick Rashid; Rafael Pass, Cornell University; Svetlana Lazebnik, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Luis Ceze, University of Washington; Nicole Immorlica, Northwestern University; Gill Bejerano, Stanford University.

 Tony Hey at Microsoft's Faculty Summit 2009Faculty Summit 2009: Photo by Ron Wurzer/Microsoft.

Tony Hey makes his point to the audience during the July 13 opening keynote speech of the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2009 in Redmond, Washington.

Imagery from Project Trident: A Scientific Workflow WorkbenchPhoto courtesy of Center for Environmental Visualization, University of Washington.

Microsoft Research’s Project Trident: A Scientific Workflow Workbench is helping scientists to manage data-intensive projects such as the Ocean Observatories Initiative, which is creating cabled observatories off the U.S. coast.

Pan-STARRS imageryPhoto courtesy of Pan-STARRS project.

Astronomers at Johns Hopkins University are using Project Trident to support the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) project, which helps detect objects in the solar system that might pose a threat to Earth. The Pan-STARRS project uses an array of very powerful digital cameras to observe the entire night sky several times each month. Each of the cameras captures 1.4 gigapixels — 200 times the resolution of a 7-megapixel consumer camera.

The Pan-STARRS cloudPhoto courtesy of Pan-STARRS project.

The Pan-STARRS Science Cloud.