July 18-20, 2011, Redmond, Washington, United States
About Faculty Summit
The twelfth Microsoft Research Faculty Summit provided a forum for lively debate of the development, application, and funding of technologies in the environmental, medical, and educational spheres over a long period of time. The program consisted of a variety of keynotes, talks, panels, workshops, and demonstrations. Participants came away with a much better idea of the integral part that industrial research plays in society, education, and technology transfer, and how they can contribute to this thriving community in the future. View videos of the summit presentations.
Design Expo 2011: Get Connected, Stay Connected
Student teams from six top graduate design institutions showcase their prototype interaction-design ideas in this year’s Microsoft Research Design Expo. The teams’ design solutions reflect the theme "Get Connected, Stay Connected," which focuses on the merging of exceptional process with ideas.
2011 Faculty Fellows Recognized
Microsoft Research announced the eight recipients of the 2011 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowships during the Faculty Summit. These individuals were nominated by their universities and represent a selection of the best and brightest young researchers in their fields—men and women who not only have interesting research agendas, but who also have demonstrated the potential to do great work throughout their careers. Microsoft’s goal is to encourage these early-career faculty and help them work on the kind of high-risk/high-reward research that often is overlooked by traditional funding mechanisms.
Project Daytona: Iterative MapReduce on Windows Azure
This new platform expands the toolset for scientists in need of large-scale data computation capabilities, making it easier for scientists to use the cloud and access their data.
Project Hawaii: Cloud-Enabled Mobile Computing
Project Hawaii offers university students the opportunity to explore how the cloud can enhance mobile devices, especially the increasingly ubiquitous smartphone.
|Researchers Cherish University Roles
Why do Microsoft researchers jump at the opportunity to spend time teaching and working at universities? Four researchers explain the attraction.
Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft
Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director,
General Manager, FUSE Labs, Microsoft Research
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
Director, Computer Science,
Director, eXtreme Computing Group
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