October 26, 2012 - October 27, 2012

Asia Faculty Summit 2012

Location: Tianjin, China

Venue: Nankai University

Past events:
Asia Faculty Summit 2016
Asia Faculty Summit 2014
Asia Faculty Summit 2010
Asia Faculty Summit 2008

asiafacsum2012_heroThe Asia Faculty Summit 2012, organized by Microsoft Research Asia in partnership with Nankai University and Tianjin University, was held in Tianjin, China, October 26 to 27, 2012. The summit brought together leading academic researchers, educators, and Microsoft researchers to discuss topics related to the theme “Advancing Research and Education,” including recent advancements in computing research and future educational trends that are resulting in tools and methodologies to help solve real-world problems in many social and scientific areas.

Since its debut in 2000, more than 1,500 academics across the Asia-Pacific region have participated in the Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit. It provides a forum for academic leaders from the top research universities and institutes to share ideas and explore the latest developments and technological trends in research and education that are related to information technology and communications (ITC).

One day before the Asia Faculty Summit, on October 25, 2012, the Computing in the 21st Century Conference (opens in new tab) was also held in Tianjin. Distinguished speakers, including Turing Award recipients, shared recent achievements in computing science research with students and scholars.

Asia Faculty Summit 2012 Highlights

Watch highlights from the 2012 Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit, held in Tianjin, China. See some of the speakers who were involved, clips from breakout sessions and DemoFest, and more. Watch Video here (opens in new tab).