On July 15-16, Faculty Summit will bring leading academic researchers and educators together with Microsoft researchers and engineers from around the globe to share ideas and results about some of today’s most exciting new directions in computer science. Key subjects to be discussed this year include machine and human intelligence, big data, software engineering, computer vision, and the Internet of Things.

The Faculty Summit provides a rare multidisciplinary opportunity to discuss major topics in contemporary computing research in a forum of thought leaders. Bill Gates will kick off this year’s event with a Q&A-style keynote. While details of his intimate discussion continues to materialize, key topics including big data, machine learning, ubiquitous computing and genomics are most likely top of mind. Bill Gates’ Q&A will essentially set the tone for the two-day event, which includes three additional keynotes and various breakout sessions, demos and interactive discussions led by Microsoft researchers and external collaborators.

A number of the breakout sessions will explore advances in big data and machine learning across multiple areas of research. Faculty Summit will also feature DemoFest, which will highlight a group of collaborative research projects Microsoft developed with external researchers and Design Expo, a forum sponsored by Microsoft Research will bring student teams from nine top design institutions around the globe to showcase their prototype interaction-design ideas.

The conference agenda can be found on the Faculty Summit website. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/fs2013/agenda.aspx

 

For more details see the Microsoft Research’s Faculty Summit event resources:

·       For live streaming of the Bill Gates Keynote at 9:00AM PST on Monday, July 15 and other sessions/interviews from the conference, see Microsoft Research Virtual Faculty Summit microsite (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/fs2013/virtualfacultysummit.aspx). 

·       For daily news coming out of the conference, visit the Inside Microsoft Research (http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research) and Microsoft Research Connections (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/) blogs

·       Follow @MSFTResearch (https://twitter.com/msftresearch) and Microsoft Research’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/microsoftresearch) for updates throughout week