Microsoft Research recently hosted their Faculty Summit 2007. The topic of this two day event which brings together leading academic thought leaders to the Microsoft Research campus was "The Future of Computing". You may now listen to the Opening Panel Discussion. As more information becomes available, I will link it via this posting.
Ed Lazowska's (Moderator) research and teachings concern the design, implementation, and analysis of high-performance computing and communication systems. Current research includes information technology to support sustainable rural development, data architecture for the Ocean Observatories Initiative, control theory applied to computer system management, and support of the GENI initiative.
Craig Mundie was named to the new position of chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft in June 2006. He is working closely with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates to assume responsibility for the company’s research and incubation efforts – in anticipation of Gates’ departure from a day-to-day role in Microsoft in July 2008. Mundie also partners with General Counsel Brad Smith to guide Microsoft’s intellectual property and technology policy efforts.
Rick Rashid is Senior Vice President for Microsoft Research. Currently charged with oversight of Microsoft Research’s worldwide operations, Richard (“Rick”) F. Rashid previously served as the director of Microsoft Research, focusing on operating systems, networking and multiprocessors. In that role he was responsible for managing work on key technologies leading to the development of Microsoft Corp.’s interactive TV system and authored a number of patents in areas such as data compression, networking and operating systems. In addition to running Microsoft Research, Rashid also was instrumental in creating the team that eventually became Microsoft’s Digital Media Division and directing Microsoft’s first e-commerce group.
Daniel A. Reed is the director of the Renaissance Computing Institute, a major collaborative venture of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the state of North Carolina. RENCI focuses on finding solutions to complex, multidisciplinary problems, bringing together experts from academia, government and industry and applying world-class computing and technology resources to find innovative solutions to these problems.
Jeannette Wing is the President's Professor of Computer Science and the Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her S.B. and S.M. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1979 and her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1983, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Starting July 1, 2007, she became the head of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.
Some other resources:
- Microsoft Research
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