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Agenda

Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Time

Event/Topic

Location

8:00–9:00

Breakfast

9:00–10:30 Opening Plenary Session Kodiak

9:00–9:15

Welcome and Introduction | video

Tony Hey, Vice President, Microsoft Research Connections | slides

Eric Rudder, Executive Vice President, Advanced Strategy and Research, Microsoft

9:15–10:30

Innovation and Opportunity: The Contribution of Computing to Improving Our World | video

Keynote speaker: Bill Gates

Moderator: Rick Rashid, Chief Research Officer. Microsoft

10:30–10:45 Break

10:45–Noon

Breakout Sessions

 

Prediction Engines | video

Chair: David Pennock, Microsoft Research | slides

Speakers:

Sanmay Das, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University | slides

Robin Hanson, George Mason University | slides

Nicolas Lambert, Stanford University

Cascade

Efficiently Verifying Outsourced Cloud Computation: from Theory to Practice | video

Chair: Bryan Parno, Microsoft Research | slides

Speakers:

Michael Mitzenmacher, Harvard University | slides

Michael Walfish, University of Texas at Austin | slides

Rainier

Database Systems Exploiting New Hardware Platforms | video

Chair: David Lomet, Microsoft Research | slides

Speakers:

Paul Larson, Microsoft Research | slides

Justin Levandoski, Microsoft Research | slides

Thomas Neumann, Technische Universität München | slides

Jignesh Patel, University of Wisconsin, Madison | slides

St. Helens

Data in Disasters—the Potential and the Limits | video

Chair: Kate Crawford, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Eytan Adar, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor | slides

Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Microsoft Research | slides

Leysia Palen, University of Colorado-Boulder | slides

Hood
Noon–1:00 Lunch

1:00–2:30

Breakout Sessions

Interaction for Machine Learning | video

Chair: Ashish Kapoor, Microsoft Research | slides

Co-organizers: Dan Bohus, Ece Kamar, Lihong Li, and Jason Williams, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

James Fogarty, University of Washington | slides
Lise Getoor, University of Maryland | slides
Patrice Simard, Microsoft Research | slides
Jerry Zhu, University of Wisconsin, Madison | slides

Cascade

The Economics of Computing | video

Chair: Nicole Immorlica, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Dan Huttenlocher, Cornell University | slides

Muthu Muthukrishnan, Microsoft Research | slides

Eva Tardos, Cornell University | slides

Rainier

Hosting Blazing Fast Services: From 1 Core to 1M Cores | video

Chair: Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research

Speaker:

David Andersen, Carnegie Mellon University | slides

Vijay Gill, Microsoft

Ratul Mahajan, Microsoft Research | slides

St. Helens

Computer-Aided Education | video

Chair: Donald Brinkman, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Sumit Gulwani, Microsoft Research | slides

Armando Solar Lezama, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | slides

Zoran Popovic, University of Washington | slides

Hood
2:30–2:45 Break
2:45–4:15 Breakout Sessions

Machine Learning for Interactive Systems: Practical Challenges and Opportunities | video

Chair: Lihong Li, Microsoft Research | slides
Co-organizers: Dan Bohus, Ece Kamar, Ashish Kapoor, and Jason Williams, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Dan Bohus, Microsoft Research | slides

Léon Bottou, Microsoft Research | slides

Michael Littman, Brown University | slides

David Traum, University of Southern California

Cascade

Towards a Research Platform for Internet of Things (IoT) | video

Chair: Arjmand Samuel, Microsoft Research | slides

Speakers:

Arjmand Samuel, Microsoft Research | slides

Kamin Whitehouse, University of Virginia | slides

Rainier

Big Data Platforms | video

Chair: Surajit Chaudhuri, Microsoft Research

St. Helens

Publishing and Perishing in the Twenty-First Century | video

Chair: Alex Wade, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Jennifer Lin, Public Library of Science | slides

Filippo Menczer, Indiana University | slides

Enrico Motta, Open University | slides

Jevin West, University of Washington

Hood
4:15–4:30   Break   
4:30–5:30  Plenary Session Kodiak 
 

The Beast from Below: How Changes in the Hardware Ecosystem Will Disrupt Computer Science | video

Keynote speaker: Doug Burger, Director, Client & Cloud Applications, Microsoft | slides

5:30–6:00 Travel to Kirkland Dock

6:00–9:30

Argosy Cruise on Lake Washington

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Time

Event/Topic

Location 

8:00–9:00

Breakfast

 
9:00–10:30 Plenary Session Kodiak

 

Looking Over the Horizon: How Basic Research Helps Everyone | video

Keynote speakers:

Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research | slides

Jeannette Wing, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research | slides

10:30–1:00

DemoFest McKinley

10:30–11:30

Engaging with Microsoft Research Hood
Noon–1:00  Lunch   
Noon–1:00

Lunchtime Session

 

Innovations and Research Highlights in Attracting Women in Computing | videoslides

Moderator: Roy Zimmermann, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Tiffany Barnes, North Carolina State University
Kathryn S. McKinley, Microsoft Research

Ruthe Farmer and Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women Information Technology

Juliana Salles, Microsoft Research; and Constance Steinkuehler, University Wisconsin at Madison

Cascade
1:00–2:30 

Breakout Sessions

 

The Coming Genomics Software Revolution? | video

Chair: Bill Bolosky, Microsoft Research  

Speakers:

David Haussler, University of California, Santa Cruz | slides

David Heckerman, Microsoft Research | slides

David Patterson, University of California, Berkeley | slides

George Varghese, Microsoft Research | slides

Cascade 

Modern Programming for and via the Web Browser | video

Chair: Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University | slides

Steve Lucco, Microsoft | slides

Tom Ball, Microsoft Research | slides

Rainier

From Data Science to Data Intelligence | video

Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research | slides

Speakers: 

Roger Barga, Microsoft

Léon Bottou, Microsoft Research | slides

Percy Liang, Stanford University | slides

St. Helens

Visual Recognition | video

Chair: Andrew Blake, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Kristen Grauman, University of Texas at Austin | slides

Fei-Fei Li, Stanford University | slides

Larry Zitnick, Microsoft Research | slides

Hood
1:00–3:30  

Design Expo

Chair: Lili Cheng, Microsoft Research | slides

Kodiak 
 

Making Data Useful: Improving Your Life, Community, and World

  • New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York, NY, United States | video
    Professor: Clay Shirky
  • Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, Pittsburg, PA, United States | video
    Professors: Peter Scupelli, Bruce Hanington
  • Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel | video
    Professors: Oren Zuckerman and Noa Morag
  • National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India | video
    Professors: Bibhudutta Baral and Rupeshkumar Vyas
  • Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom | video
    Professor: Trevor Duncan
  • Technische Universiteit (TU) Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands | video
    Professor: Berry Eggen
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Design Department, Mexico City, Mexico | video
    Professor: Jorge Meza Aguilar
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Design Media Arts, Los Angeles, CA, United States | video
    Professor: Christian Moeller
  • University of Washington, Interactive Design Division, Seattle, WA, United States | video
    Professor: Axel Roesler 
2:30–2:45  Break   
2:45–4:15 Breakout Sessions  
 

Deep Machine Learning: a Panel | video

Chairs: Li Deng, Microsoft Research, and John Platt, Microsoft Research | slides

Speakers:

Yoshua Bengio, Université de Montréal | slides

Honglak Lee, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor | slides

Andrew Ng, Stanford University | slides

Ruslan Salakhutdinov, University of Toronto | slides

Cascade 

Spam Wars: the Systems Strike Back | video

Chair: Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Saikat Guha, Microsoft Research | slides

Ben Livshits, Microsoft Research | slides

Stefan Savage, University of California, San Diego | slides

Rainier 

Quantum Computing: the Next Frontier | video

Chair: Krysta Svore, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Scott Aaronson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | slides

Charles Marcus, Niels Bor Institute | slides

Matthias Troyer, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich | slides

St. Helens

Visual Motion and Structure | video  

Chair: Rick Szeliski, Microsoft Research

Speakers:

Bill Freeman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | slides

Shahram Izadi, Microsoft Research | slides

Noah Snavely, Cornell University | slides

Hood
4:15–4:30  Break  

4:30–5:30

Closing Plenary Session Kodiak 
 

Making Data Useful: User-centric Approaches to Data | video

Keynote speaker: Clay Shirky, Distinguished Writer in Residence and Assistant Arts Professor, New York University

5:30–7:00  Networking Reception