Computing in the 21st Century 2014


With “Computing Life” as its theme, the 16th Computing in the 21st Century Conference was held in Beijing on October 29, 2014 at Peking University (PKU). Jointly hosted by Microsoft Research Asia and PKU, this conference was attended by computing pioneers from around the world.

About the Conference

Ever since Microsoft Research Asia was established in Beijing in 1998, it has been committed to strong collaboration with academia to cultivate talent for IT and related industries. Computing in the 21st Century Conference is an annual academic conference founded and organized by Microsoft Research Asia since its inception, which has become one of the biggest and most influential conferences in computing science education and research in China and Asia-Pacific region. The previous annual conferences have been successfully held in many Asian countries and regions including, China, Japan, Korea and Singapore. They have welcomed numerous Turing Award winners and top scholars and researchers from all over the world to give keynote speeches, share their mind, and have face to face dialogues with students. Well received by the faculty members and students, the Conference is honored by the media as the “Most Significant Academic Exchange in the Computing Science Research Area.”

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

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Topic: The Pipeline from Computing Research to Surprising Inventions

Peter Lee Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research Fellow of ACM

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Topic: Personal Control of Digital Data

Butler W. Lampson Technical Fellow, Microsoft Corporation Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1992 Turing Award Recipient

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Topic: Computing and Healthcare

Michael Brady Professor of Oncological Imaging, University of Oxford Fellow of the Royal Society, Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering, and Honorary Fellow of the IET

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Topic: Biometrics - How Do I Know Who You Are

Anil K. Jain University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University Fellow of AAAS, ACM, IEEE and SPIE

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Topic: Computing the Universe

Christos H.  Papadimitriou Professor of Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley Fellow of AAAS, ACM, NAE, NAS

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Topic: Do More, Know More, and Be More through Computational Living

Hsiao-Wuen Hon Chairman, Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia Distinguished Scientist of Microsoft, Fellow of IEEE

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