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Agenda

Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2010

 Monday, July 12, 2010

Time

Event/Topic

Room 

8:00–9:00

Breakfast

Hood 
9:00–10:30  Opening Plenary Sessions

9:00–9:30

Welcome and Introduction | Transcript

Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Tony Hey, Welcome and Introduction

Kodiak 

9:30–10:30

Kinect for Xbox 360 – The Innovation JourneyAndrew Fitzgibbon, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, Cambridge; Kudo Tsunoda, Creative Director – Kinect, Microsoft

Presentation: Andrew Fitzgibbon and Kudo Tsunoda, Kinect for Xbox 360 – The Innovation Journey 

Webcast: Welcome and Introduction; Kinect for Xbox 360 – The Innovative Journey

Kodiak 
10:30–10:45  Break 

10:45–12:15 

Breakout Sessions 

 

Natural User Interaction

Visualization and Interaction Today—Selected Perspectives

Session Chair: Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research

Rob Deline, Microsoft Research; Danyel Fisher, Microsoft Research; Jeffrey Heer, Stanford University; George Robertson, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Danyel Fisher, Collaborative Visualization, Tabletop Touch

Presentation: George Robertson, Use of Animation in Information Visualization

Webcast: Visualization and Interaction Today—Selected Perspectives

Cascade 

Data–Driven Software Engineering

Software Ecosystems: A New Research Agenda

Session Chair: Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research

Anthony Finkelstein, University College London; Fred Wurden, Microsoft

Presentation: Anthony Finkelstein, Software Ecosystems: A New Research Agenda

Presentation: Fred Wurden, Making an Open Ecosystem

Webcast: Software Ecosystems: A New Research Agenda

Rainier 

Future Web: Intelligence, Ubiquity, and Trust

Bing Dialog Model: Intent, Knowledge, and User Interaction

Session Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research

Yu-Ting Kuo, Microsoft; Harry Shum, Microsoft; Kuansan Wang, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Harry Shum, Bing Dialog Model: Intent, Knowledge, and User Interaction

Webcast: Bing Dialog Model: Intent, Knowledge, and User Interaction

St. Helens 

The Challenge of Large Data

Environmental Data Management—Deb Agarwal, University of California, Berkeley; William Michener, University of New Mexico

Presentation: Deb Agarwal, Environmental Data Management

Presentation: William Michener, Environmental Data Management

Webcast: Environmental Data Management

Baker 

Special Topics

Cutting Edge Education Update—Andrew Phelps, Rochester Institute of Technology; Jesse Schell, Carnegie Mellon University

Presentation: Andrew Phelps, Cutting Edge Education Update

Presentation: Jesse Schell, The Future Is Beautiful

Webcast: Cutting Edge Education Update

Lassen 

12:15–1:15

Lunch

Hood 
12:15–1:15  Lunchtime Sessions 

 

Design Mind + Engineering Mind: Secrets to Designing Compelling Product ExperiencesSurya Vanka, Microsoft

Presentation: Surya Vanka, Design Mind+ Engineering Mind: Secrets to Designing Compelling Product Experiences

Webcast: Design Mind + Engineering Mind: Secrets to Designing Compelling Product Experiences

Rainier 

Memento: Time Travel for the Web—Michael L. Nelson, Old Dominion University 

Presentation: Michael L. Nelson, Memento: Time Travel for the Web

Webcast: Memento: Time Travel for the Web

Lassen 

1:15–2:45 

Breakout Sessions
 

 

Natural User Interaction

Beneath the Surface—Introduction—Daniel Wigdor, Microsoft
Beneath the Surface Projects—Mark Bolas, University of Southern California; Steve Feiner, Columbia University

Presentation: Daniel Wigdor, Beneath the Surface

Presentation: Mark Bolas, The Surface in Creative Production Environments 

Webcast: Beneath the Surface: Introduction and Projects

Cascade 

Data-Driven Software Engineering 

Code Contracts and Pex: Infrastructure for Dynamic and Static Analysis for .NET

Session Chair: Tom Ball, Microsoft Research

Mike Barnett, Microsoft Research; Christoph Csallner, University of Texas at Arlington; Peli de Halleux, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Christoph Csallner, Code Contracts and Pex: Infrastructure for Dynamic and Static Analysis for .NET

Webcast: Code Contracts and Pex: Infrastructure for Dynamic and Static Analysis for .NET

Rainier 

Future Web: Intelligence, Ubiquity, and Trust

Privacy and Trust in Future Web

Session Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research

Jeffrey Friedberg, Microsoft; Moni Naor, Weizmann Institute of Science

Presentation: Jeffrey Friedberg, Delivering End to End Trust

Presentation: Moni Naor, Privacy of Dynamic Data: Continual Observation and Pan Privacy

Presentation: Evelyne Viegas, Future Web – Intelligence, Ubiquity, and Trust

Webcast: Privacy and Trust in Future Web

St. Helens 

The Challenge of Large Data

Dataset Citation, Curation, and Management—Mercè Crosas, Harvard University; Liz Lyon, UKOLN/University of Bath; John Wilbanks, Science Commons

Presentation: Mercè Crosas, The Dataverse Network – Combining Preservation with Scholarly Recognition

Presentation: Liz Lyon, UK Digital Curation Centre: Enabling Research Data Management at the Coalface

Presentation: John Wilbanks, Towards a "Data Web"

Webcast: Dataset Citation, Curation, and Management

Baker 

Special Topics

Computational Science Research in Latin America—Ricardo Vencio, Universidade de São Paulo; Celso von Randow, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

Presentation: Celso von Randow, Network of Environmental Sensors in Tropical Rain Forest

Webcast: Computational Science Research in Latin America

Lassen 

1:15–4:15  

Design Expo Kodiak 

 

  • StepsArt Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA
    Kevin Kwok, Wayne Tang, Rachel Thai, Winnie Yuen
  • GURUCarnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    Aliya Baptista, Sarah Calandro, Stephanie Meier, Eric Spaulding, Cheryl Templeton
  • Data Hungry Skin | Connections in Faraday—Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK
    Amy Congdon and Natsai Chieza
  • Farmbridge—New York University, New York City, NY
    Noah Waxman, Julio Terra, Tianwei Liu, Cindy Wong
  • Kueponi—Universidad Iberoamerica, Mexico City, Mexico
    Francisco Martinez Weil, Valeria Narro, Maria Jose Saint Martin
  • Open Door—University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Andrew Battenburg, Minnie Bredouw, Tim Damon, Sophie Milliotte, Jon Sandler, Tanya Tes

Presentation: Design Expo 

Webcast: Design Expo

2:45–4:15 

Breakout Sessions 

 

Natural User Interaction

A Whole NUI World: A New Fantastic Point of View

Session Chair: Desney Tan, Microsoft Research

Scott Hudson, Carnegie Mellon University; Johnny Lee, Microsoft; Michael Medlock, Microsoft; Dan Morris, Microsoft Research; Daniel Wigdor, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Scott Hudson, Natural Interaction Research: Uncertainty Is Our Future

Presentation: Johnny Chung Lee, "Natural" Is Not in the Technology

Presentation: Michael Medlock, Why Won't You Use My Great NUI Idea!!!

Presentation: Dan Morris, On-Body Sensing for Always-Available Interaction

Presentation: Daniel Wigdor, A Whole NUI World: A New Fantastic Point of View

Webcast: A Whole NUI World: A New Fantastic Point of View

Cascade 

Data-Driven Software Engineering

A New Approach to Concurrency and Parallelism

Session Chair: Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research

Tom Ball, Microsoft Research; Ade Miller, Microsoft

Presentation: Ade Miller, A New Approach to Concurrency and Parallelism (Part 1)

Presentation: Tom Ball, A New Approach to Concurrency and Parallelism (Part 2)

Webcast: A New Approach to Concurrency and Parallelism

Rainier 

Future Web: Intelligence, Ubiquity, and Trust
Latest Advances in Bing Maps User Experience and Ecosystem—Eyal Ofek, Microsoft; Greg Schechter, Microsoft

Webcast: Latest Advances in Bing Maps User Experience and Ecosystem

St. Helens 

The Challenge of Large Data

Azure for Science Research: from Desktop to the Cloud—Roger Barga, Microsoft Research; Catharine van Ingen, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Roger Barga and Catharine van Ingen, Azure for Science Research: from Desktop to the Cloud

Webcast: Azure for Science Research: from Desktop to the Cloud

Baker 

Special Topics

The Future of Reading, Writing + ScholarshipTara McPherson, University of Southern California; Amit Ray, Rochester Institute of Technology

Presentation: Tara McPherson, Animating the Archive: New Modes of Scholarly Publishing

Presentation: Amit Ray, Planet-Wiki? Translation, Language and Power on Wikipedia

Webcast: The Future of Reading, Writing + Scholarship

Lassen 
4:15–4:30 Break  

4:30–5:30 

Closing Plenary Session 

 

RARE: Rethinking Architectural Research and Education | Transcript
Chuck Thacker, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley

Presentation: Chuck Thacker, RARE: Rethinking Architectural Research and Education

Webcast: RARE: Rethinking Architectural Research and Education

Kodiak 

5:45–6:15

Board buses and travel to Kirkland 

6:30–9:00

Dinner cruise on Lake Washington 

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Time

Event
Room 

8:00–9:00

Breakfast

Hood 

9:00–10:15 

Opening Plenary Session 

 

Fundamental Transformations in Research | Transcript 

Richard DeMillo, Distinguished Professor of Computing and Management, Georgia Institute of Technology; Wolfgang Gentzsch, Professor, The Deisa Project and OGF; Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research; Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington; Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Richard DeMillo, Fundamental Transformations in Research

Webcast: Fundamental Transformations in Research

Kodiak 

10:15–12:45

DemoFest

McKinley 

11:45–12:45

Lunch

Hood

11:45–12:45  

Lunchtime Sessions 

 

Project Hawaii: Resources for Teaching Mobile + Cloud ComputingVictor Bahl, Microsoft Research; Stewart Tansley, Microsoft; Brian Zill, Microsoft Research 

Presentation: Stewart Tansley, Project Hawaii: Resources for Teaching Mobile + Cloud Computing

Presentation: Brian Zill, Hawaii Project Technical Overview

Webcast: Project Hawaii: Resources for Teaching Mobile + Cloud Computing

St. Helens 

Microsoft Biology Foundation—Simon Mercer, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Simon Mercer, The Microsoft Biology Foundation

Webcast: Microsoft Biology Foundation

Rainier 

12:45–2:15 

Breakout Sessions 

 

Natural User Interaction

The Future of Direct Input and Interaction—Selected Perspectives

Session Co-Chairs: Ken Hinckley, Microsoft Research; Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research

Patrick Baudisch, Hasso Plattner-Institute for software systems engineering GmbH, Potsdam; Saul Greenberg, University of Calgary; Andy van Dam, Brown University

Presentation: Saul Greenberg, Proxemic Interaction

Presentation: Andy van Dam, Hands-On Math

Presentation: Andy Wilson, LightSpace

Webcast: The Future of Direct Input and Interaction—Selected Perspectives

Cascade 

Data–Driven Software Engineering

Large Scale Debugging

Session Chair: Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research

Galen Hunt, Microsoft Research; Ben Liblit, University of Wisconsin; Ed Nightingale, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Galen Hunt, Debugging the (Very) Large: Ten Years of Implementation and Experience

Presentation: Ben Liblit, Cooperative Debugging with One Million of Your Closest Friends

Presentation: Ed Nightingale, Cycles, Cells, and Platters: An Empirical Analysis of Hardware Failures on a Million Commodity PCs

Webcast: Large Scale Debugging

Rainier 

Operating in the Cloud

Cloud Data Center Architectures

Session Chair: Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research

Dileep Bhandarkar, Microsoft; Yousef Khalidi, Microsoft

Presentation: Dileep Bhandarkar, Watt Matters in Datacenters?

Presentation: Yousef Khalidi, Cloud Computing – Challenges and Opportunities

Webcast: Cloud Data Center Architectures

St. Helens 

The Challenge of Large Data

Opportunities for Libraries—Paul Courant, University of Michigan; Michael Keller, Stanford University; James Mullins, Purdue University

Presentation: Paul Courant, Economic Transformation of Libraries and Scholarship in the Digital Age

Presentation: Michael Keller, New Modes of Discovery & Analysis

Presentation: James Mullins, Opportunities for Libraries: Bringing Data to the Fore in Scholarly Communication

Webcast: Opportunities for Libraries

Baker 

Special Topics

NodeXL – Social Network Analysis in Excel—Natasa Milic Frayling, Microsoft Research; Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland; Marc Smith, Connected Action

Presentation: Natasa Milic Frayling, NodeXL – Social Network Analysis in Excel

Presentation: Ben Shneiderman, NodeXL – Social Network Analysis in Excel

Webcast: NodeXL – Social Network Analysis in Excel

Lassen 
2:15–2:30  Break 

2:30–4:00

Natural User Interaction

Natural Language Interaction Today—Selected Perspectives—Alex Acero, Microsoft Research; Alexander I. Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University

Presentation: Alex Acero, Natural User Interfaces with Speech

Presentation: Alexander Rudnicky, Language Based Communications between Humans and Robots

Webcast: Natural Language Interaction Today—Selected Perspectives

Cascade 

Data-Driven Software Engineering

Dynamic Languages and the Browsers of the Future

Session Chair: Wolfram Schulte, Microsoft Research

Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research; Steve Lucco, Microsoft; Ben Zorn, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Judith Bishop, Introduction to Dynamism on .NET

Presentation: Ben Zorn, JSMeter: Characterizing the Behavior of JavaScript Web Applications

Webcast: Dynamic Languages and the Browsers of the Future

Rainier 

Operating in the Cloud

Programming in the Cloud

Session Chair: Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research

Jim Larus, Microsoft Research; Jimmy Lin, University of Maryland – College Park

Presentation: Jim Larus, Cloud Programming

Webcast: Programming in the Cloud

St. Helens 

The Challenge of Large Data

Visualizing a Universe of DataWalter Alvarez and Roland Saekow, University of California, Berkeley; Curtis Wong, Microsoft Research

Presentation: Walter Alvarez, Visualizing All of History with ChronoZoom

Webcast: Visualizing a Universe of Data

Baker 

Special Topics

What We Know and What You Can Do: Learning How to Turn Gender Research into Diversity Action—Joanne Cohoon, University of Virginia; Carla Ellis, Duke University; Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT); Telle Whitney, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Presentation: Carla Ellis, What We Know and What You Can Do, Learning How to Turn Gender Research into Diversity Action

Webcast: What We Know and What You Can Do: Learning How to Turn Gender Research into Diversity Action

Lassen 

4:00–5:30 

Closing Plenary Sessions 

4:00–5:15

The Making of Avatar: Magnificent Graphics, Multitudinous Files, Massive StorageRichard Baneham, Animation Supervisor, Avatar; Yuri Bartoli, Virtual Art Director, Avatar; Tim Bicio, Chief Technical Officer, Avatar; Nadine Kano, Senior Director, Solution Management, Microsoft; Matt Madden, Motion Capture Supervisor, Avatar

Kodiak 

5:15–5:30

Conference Conclusion and Call to Action—Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research

Kodiak