Viña del Mar, ChileMicrosoft Research will host the ninth annual Latin American Faculty Summit in Viña del Mar, Chile, May 7 to 9, 2014. The theme of the 2014 summit is Advancing Science and Technology Through Computing Research.
The 2014 Latin American Faculty Summit will bring together thought leaders from academia, government, and Microsoft from a broad range of disciplines including computer science, engineering, mathematics, and economics. Participants will explore the latest advances in computing research, discuss challenges that the community faces, and highlight the best approaches to address those challenges and identify new research opportunities.
The breadth and depth of the technical areas covered in the program ensures a unique experience, while the event itself provides a venue for meeting with colleagues across the full range of the computing disciplines.
Advancing Science and Technology Through Computing Research
The need to solve real-world problems—whether economic, scientific, or social—has provided the impetus for technological advancements over the years. Computing research and technology provide novel approaches to meet these challenges and to transform many facets of society, from healthcare to education, and from commerce to the environment. Software is experiencing and facilitating rapid changes, demonstrated by novel machine learning algorithms for handling and learning from large data sets, advances in artificial intelligence to enable smarter devices for better natural user interaction, and the growth of cloud services to enable innovative applications, just to name a few.
The computer science community is at the heart of these exciting trends, while multidisciplinary research is at the core of advancements made in sciences for the benefit of society. New developments in the world of computation have changed the scientific landscape by offering new capabilities to scientists interested in increasing their ability to process, visualize, and understand huge amounts of data. And today, computational advantages are being applied to an ever wider range of disciplines.
The program will consist of a variety of keynotes, talks, panels, workshops, and demonstrations.
About Ministerio de Economía
Ministerio de Economía is the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism in Chile. The mission of the Ministry of Economy is to promote the modernization and competitiveness of the production structure, private initiative and market efficiency, the development of innovation, and strengthening Chile’s economy in the international market. The Ministry of Economy strives to achieve sustained, steady, and equitable economic growth, through the formulation of policies, programs, and instruments, by facilitating the activities of public and private corporations and institutions—national and foreign—that relate to production and the technological development of the country.
As part of its international collaboration agenda and its commitment to promote innovations that facilitate economic and social development, the Ministry of Economy and its National Development Corporation (CORFO) are pleased to partner with Microsoft to present the 2014 Microsoft Research Latin American Faculty Summit.