Microsoft is hosting its Faculty Summit 2016 in Redmond

Microsoft Faculty Summit

Microsoft is hosting its seventeenth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, Washington. It started yesterday and this year the summit focuses on where and how computing can contribute to increasing productivity in our professional and personal activities.

More than 500 attendees from academia and Microsoft will have the opportunity to participate in sessions ranging from virtual reality, optical networks, streaming analytics and big data infrastructure to the future of work and crowdsourced problem solving. Participants will have the opportunity to stay an extra day to engage in workshops on topics that include quantum algorithms, the edge of AI, and safe autonomous cybersecurity.

Find the keynote speakers list,

  • Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology and Research, Microsoft
  • Jeannette M. Wing, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research
  • Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research
  • Rick Rashid, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Applications and Services Group
  • Mark Russinovich, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure

In a fireside chat with Jeannette M. Wing, Microsoft’s corporate vice president in charge of the company’s basic research labs, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella underscored the key role Microsoft Research (MSR) plays in continuing to deliver breakthroughs capable of making big impacts across multiple industries. As usual, Microsoft will post its Faculty Summit 2016 videos in the coming weeks.

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