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Agenda

Microsoft Research Latin American Faculty Summit 2011
Cartagena, Colombia | May 18–20, 2011

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Time

Event/Topic

Location

9:00–10:00  Press Conference (by invitation only) 

Pegasos 

11:00–12:00

Opening Ceremony

Event Opening Presenters:

Jorge Silva, General Manager, Microsoft Colombia, Colombia

Orlando Ayala, Chairman Emerging Markets, Microsoft, United States

Jaime Restrepo Cuartas, General Director, COLCIENCIAS, Colombia

Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research, United States

Juan Manuel Santos, President, Colombia

Barahona 3 

12:00–1:00

Keynote Presentation

“The Role of Basic Research in Technology”

Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research, United States

Barahona 3  

1:00–1:30

Group Photo

 

1:30–2:30

Lunch

Claustro de las Animas 

2:30–3:30

Keynote Presentation

“Open Science, Open Data, and Open Source” | Presentation

Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

Barahona 3  

3:30–4:30

Keynote Presentation

“Science, Technology and Innovation Strategies for Promoting Competitiveness” | Presentation

Dr. Jaime Restrepo Cuartas, General Director, Department of Science, Technology and

Innovation (COLCIENCIAS), Colombia

Barahona 3  
4:30–5:00  Refreshment Break Foyer Barahona 
5:00–6:00 

Plenary Session

“Computing and the Future” | Presentation

John Hopcroft, Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, 1986 Turing Award

Recipient, United States

Barahona 3 

6:00–7:00

Plenary Session

“The Path to Open Science with Illustrations from Computational Biology” | Presentation

Philip Bourne , Professor, University of California, San Diego, United States 

Barahona 3 
8:30–11:00 Welcome Reception and Dinner Hotel Santa Clara, Pool Area 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time

Event

8:30–1:00

Parallel Track Sessions

 
 

"Computer Science"

Research Track 

Barahona 3

“Computing in eScience”
Research Track
 

Barahona 1

 

“Cloud Computing in eScience “

Research Track 

Barahona 2

8:30–9:30

“High-Fidelity Augmented Reality Interactions”

| Presentation |

Hrvoje Benko, Researcher, Microsoft Research, United States

“Semantic Computing for eScience”

Presentation |

Evelyne Viegas, Director, Semantic Computing, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

 

“Scaling Science in the Cloud: From Satellite to Science Variables at the Global Scale with MODISAzure”

| Presentation |

Presented by Harold Javid on behalf of Catharine van Ingen, Partner Architect, Microsoft Research, United States

9:30–10:30 

“Natural User Interface – A New Frontier for Human Centric Computing”

| Presentation |

Kristin Tolle, Director, Natural User Interface, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

 

 

 

LACCIR & FAPESP Projects

 

“Live Andes (Advanced Network for the Distribution of Endangered Species): A New Tool for Wildlife Conservation”

Presentation | 

Cristian Bonacic, Professor, Ecosystems and Environment Department, Catholic University of Chile (PUC-Chile), Chile

 

“ANURA: Sensor Networks for Classifying and Monitoring Frogs Based on Their Vocalizations as an Early Indicator for Ecological Stress in Rain Forests ”

| Presentation |

Eduardo Freire Nakamura, Assistant Professor, Research and Technological Innovation Center (FUCAPI), Brazil

 

“The Brazilian Biodiversity Database and Information System SinBIOTA: The 10 Years Integration with the BIOTA/FAPESP Program and the Re-development for the Next Decade”

| Presentation |

Tiago Duque Estrada, Executive Manager, BIOTA/FAPESP Program State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 

Scientific Computing using Windows Azure

| Presentation |

Dr. Steven Johnston and Prof. Simon Cox; Microsoft Institute for HPC, Computational Engineering, and Design; Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton; United Kingdom

 

10:30–11:00 

Refreshment Break (Foyer Barahona)

11:00–12:00

LACCIR Projects

 

“Bridging the Gap Between Formal and Informal learning with Mobile Devices”

| Presentation |

Nelson Baloian, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Chile, Chile

 

“Counting People Waiting in Service Lines Using Computer Vision and Machine Learning Techniques”

| Presentation |

Alvaro Soto, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Catholic University of Chile, Chile

“Transforming Scholarly Communication – Overview of Recent Projects from Microsoft Research”

| Presentation |

Lee Dirks, Director, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

 

Camilo Acosta, Director, Center for     Robotics and Informatics (CERI), Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia

 

“Tools of the Trade: Cluster and Cloud Computing on the Operating System that is not Linux!”

| Presentation |

Sean Mortazavi, Partner Architect, Technical Computing Group, Microsoft, United States

 

Felipe Ayora, Program Manager, High Performance Computing Group, Microsoft, United States

 

12:00–1:00

“The Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer Hardware Prototyping Platform”

| Presentation |

Nicolas Villar, Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom

 

“Sharing Research Worldwide: Advances in Automatic Translation”

| Presentation |

Chris Wendt, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Research, United States

The Microsoft Biology Foundation

| Presentation |

Simon Mercer, Director, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

 

Michael Zyskowski, Senior Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

 

Cloud Computing for Science in Europe and VENUS-C

| Presentation |

Fabrizio Gagliardi, EMEA Director, Microsoft Research Connections, Switzerland

 

“Towards Exaflop Supercomputers”

| Presentation |

Prof. Mateo Valero, Scientific Director, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

 

Time

Event
Location
1:00–2:00  Lunch  Claustro de las Animas 
2:003:00

Research Talk

“Future Trends in Software Engineering” | Presentation

Wolfram Schulte, Research Area Manager, Microsoft Research, United States 

Barahona 3 

3:00–4:00

Research Talk

“Audio and Video Research for Kinect” | Presentation

Alex Acero, Research Area Manager, Microsoft Research, United States

Barahona 3 

4:00–4:30

Refreshment Break

 

Foyer Barahona

4:30–5:30

Plenary Presentation

“Visualizing Scientific Data: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” | Presentation

Derick Campbell, Director of Engineering, Microsoft Research Connections, United States  

Barahona 3  

5:30–6:30 

Keynote Presentation

“Addressing Societal Challenges Through Innovation and Partnerships –
Microsoft Research in India”
 | Presentation

P. Anandan, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research India

Barahona 3  
8:30–11:00

Social Event and Dinner Show

Baluarte de San Francisco  

Friday, May 20, 2011

Time

Event
Location

9:00–10:00

Closing Plenary Presentation

Chair: Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research Connections, United States

“Water from the Mountains, the Fourth Paradigm, and the Color of Snow” | Presentation

Presenter: Jeff Dozier, Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management,

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

Barahona 3 

LACCIR Announcements | Presentation  

10:00–1:00

Demofest (Onsite Research Demos)

Barahona 4 

11:00–11:30

Refreshment Break

Foyer Barahona 
1:00–3:00 

Farewell Lunch

Claustro de las Animas     
3:00 

The Event Ends