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Agenda

Latin American Faculty Summit 2010
Guarujá, Brazil – May 12 to 14, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time 

Description 

10:15–11:00 

OPENING CEREMONY  (Video)

Event Opening Presenters

  • Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz – Scientific Director, FAPESP, Brazil
  • Michel Levy – General Manager, Microsoft Brazil
  • Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho – President, CNPq, Brazil 
  • Tony Hey – Corporate Vice President, External Research, Microsoft Research

11:00–12:00 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 

Science and Technology in Brazil  (Slides | Video)

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz – Scientific Director, São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil

12:00–12:30 

GROUP PHOTO   

12:30–14:00 

LUNCH 

14:00– 15:00 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Scaling Science to the Cloud  (Slides | Video)
Tony Hey  Corporate Vice President, External Research, Microsoft Research   

15:00–16:00 

KEYNOTE PANEL SESSION 

Science, Technology, and Innovation Collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean: Specific Actions  (Video)

 

Panel Discussion 

Facilitator: Prof. Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho – President, Brazilian National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil  (Slides)

 

Panelist Speakers:

  • Tomás Viveros García – Director, Research Networks, CONACYT, Mexico  (Slides)
  • Rodrigo Santos – President, Latin American Center of Studies in Informatics (CLEI), Argentina  (Slides)

  • Alice Abreu – Director, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean International Council for Science  (Slides)

16:00–17:00 

RESEARCH TALK
Fighting HIV with Machine Learning and HPC  (Slides | Video)

David Heckerman Distinguished Scientist, Senior Director of eScience, Microsoft Research

17:00–17:30 

REFRESHMENT BREAK 

17:30– 18:15 

RESEARCH TALK

Global Climate Modelling: The Challenge to Develop a World-Class Model in Brazil  (Slides | Video)
Carlos Nobre – Senior Scientist, National Institute of Space Research (INPE), Brazil

18:15–19:00 

RESEARCH TALK 

Microsoft Research: Ensuring Microsoft’s Future  (Slides | Video)

Henrique Malvar – Distinguished Engineer, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Redmond

20:30–23:00 

WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Time 

Description

8:30– 13:00

PARALLEL TRACK SESSIONS 

 

Computer Science Research Track  

“Computing in
e-Science” Research
Track #1
  

“Computing in e-Science” Research Track #2  

8:30– 9:30 

Social Media in Enterprises  (Slides | Video)

Jonathan Grudin – Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Virtualization of Science and Scholarship  (Slides)

Prof. S. George Djorgovski Professor of Astronomy, CalTech, United States

9:30–10:30 

The F# Programming Language and Scientific Computing   

Andrew Kennedy – Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

 

eScience Applications

 

E-Farms, a two-way road for small farms to the networked world  (Slides)

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros – Professor, Institute of Computing, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

 

Collaborating in Disaster Relief Efforts  (Slides)

Marcos Borges – Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Biodiversity Databases and Information Systems: A Case Study of the Brazilian Sinbiota and its Perspectives for the Next Ten Years  (Slides)

Carlos Alfredo Joly – Professor, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

Bridging the Gaps: Satellites to Science and Desktop to the Cloud  (Slides | Video)

Catharine van Ingen – Partner Architect, Microsoft Research

 

10:30–11:00 

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00–12:00 

Research at MSR’s Communication and Collaboration Group   

Dinei Florencio – Researcher, Microsoft Research 

 

Examples of Mobile Point of Care Diagnostics and New Modalities of Mobile UI  (Slides | Video)

Kristin Tolle – Director, External Research, Microsoft Research

 

Mobile Health: The Opportunity of Mobile Technologies to Support Public Health in Peru

Walter Curioso, M.D., M.P.H. – Research Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Washington, United States   

Results from an Atlantic Rainforest Micrometeorology Sensor Network Pilot Study  (Video)

 

Rob Fatland – Program Manager, Microsoft Research  (Slides)

 

Humberto da Rocha – Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil  (Slides)

12:00–13:00 

Computer Science Applications  (Video)

 

Low Cost Computer Vision Systems for Quality Evaluation of Tortillas in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Domingo Mery – Professor, Department of Computer Science, Catholic University
of Chile, Chile  (Slides)

 

Automatic Screening of Diabetic Retinopathies: IT in the fight against preventable blindness  (Slides)

Jacques Wainer – Professor, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil   

 

Supporting Informal Interaction in a Hospital through Impromptu Social Networking  (Slides)

Jesus Favela – Professor, Ensenada Center for Higher Education Scientific Research (CICESE), Mexico   

 

Transforming the Web Experience: Breakthrough Progressive Rendering Technologies for Fluid Visualization of Large

Data Sets  (Slides | Video)

Beatriz Díaz Acosta – Test Manager, Live Labs Seadragon, Microsoft

 

Bionergy Research: Integrating Agronomic Traits, Gene Networks and Carbon Partition for the Development of an Energy Cane  (Slides | Video)

Prof. Glaucia Mendes Souza Associate Professor, BIOEN Program Coordinator, Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil

 

13:00– 14:45 

LUNCH 

15:00–16:00 

RESEARCH TALK (presented via Live Meeting)

Global Carbon-Climate Feedback and Next-Generation Earth System Modelling

Prof. Stephen Emmott – Head of Computational Science, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Professor, University of Oxford, United Kingdom 

16:00–17:00  

PLENARY SESSION

Building the Future of Information and Communication Technologies in Latin America 

Jose Carlos Maldonado – Professor, University of São Paulo (ICMC-USP); President, Brazilian Computing Society (SBC), Brazil  (Slides)

Genoveva Vargas-Solar – President Mexican Computing Society (SMCC), Mexico  (Slides | Video)

17:00–17:30 

REFRESHMENT BREAK 

17:30–18:30 

PLENARY SESSION 

Collaborating with Microsoft Research  (Slides | Video)

Daron Green, General Manager – External Research, Microsoft Research

20:00–22:00 

SOCIAL EVENT AND DINNER SHOW 

 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Time 

Event 

8:3011:30

DEMOFEST (ONSITE RESEARCH DEMOS)

8:30–9:30 

FAPESP SESSION

Computer Science Research in the State of São Paulo

This session is intended mostly for graduate students and is about research opportunities in the State of São Paulo.

 

Speakers:

  • Jose Carlos Maldonado – President Brazilian Computing Society (SBC), ICMC – University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Claudia Bauzer Medeiros – Institute of Computing, State University of Campinas, Brazil

10:3011:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK 

11:3013:30 

CLOSING PLENARY PRESENTATIONS  (Video)

 

Chair: Tony Hey – Corporate Vice President, External Research, Microsoft Research

 

Presentations:

Global Jet Watch: A Globally-Distributed Project to Monitor the Expulsion of Matter from a Black Hole

Katherine Blundell – Professor of Astrophysics, Oxford University, United Kingdom

 

Environmental eScience, The Fourth Paradigm, and the End of Stationarity

Jeff Dozier Professor, School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States  (Slides)

 

13:3015:00 

FAREWELL LUNCH 

15:00 

THE EVENT ENDS