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TechVista 2013

TechVista is Microsoft Research India's annual research symposium. It brings together the best minds from the scientific and academic worlds onto a common platform. TechVista provides an opportunity for the research community, government, and students to interact and exchange ideas on research and its future directions.

TechVista 2013 was held in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, on January 24, 2013. The following renowned researchers and scientists delivered keynote talks:

Prof. Joseph Sifakis, Turing award laureate, founder of VERIMAG Laboratory, Director of RiSD Laboratory, EPFL, Lausanne.

Prof. Steven Feiner, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Watch the talk 

Prof. Éva Tardos, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University. Watch the talk

Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Director, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi. Watch the talk

Dr. Rick Rashid, Chief Research Officer, Microsoft Research. Watch the talk

Dr. Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research Redmond. Watch the talk

TechVista was attended by more than 2500 students- thank you for the overwhelming participation! The MSR demo session and the PhD poster session were very well attended too, with participants showing tremendous interest in learning about the state-of-the-art and the latest PhD work in computer science.

Congratulations to the following PhD scholars for winning the top prizes at the PhD poster session:

1st Prize: Saptarshi Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur, Topical search in the Twitter online social network

2nd Prize: Kuldeep Yadav, IIIT Delhi, Energy-Efficient Spatio-Temporal Mobility Profiles for Predicting Encounters Between Mobile Users

3rd Prize: Harini Sampath, IIIT Hyderabad, A Communication System on Smart Phones and Tablets for non-verbal children with Autism