May 12, 2010 - May 14, 2010

Latin American Faculty Summit 2010

Location: Guarujá, Brazil

Past events:
Latin American Faculty Summit 2016
Latin American Faculty Summit 2014
Latin American Faculty Summit 2012
Latin American Faculty Summit 2011
Latin American Faculty Summit 2009


Guarujá, Brasil, location of the 2010 Latin American Faculty Summit

Microsoft Research hosted the sixth annual Latin American Faculty Summit in Guarujá, Brasil, on May 12–14. The event was organized in collaboration with FAPESP. The theme of the 2010 event was Computing: Making the Difference.

Computing: Making the Difference

Advances in computational methods continue to create new opportunities for innovation in fundamental computer science and science in general. Researchers are investigating new multi-disciplinary approaches to important problems in health and wellbeing, earth and environment, astronomy, energy, and industry.

More than 200 academic leaders from around the world, as well as representatives from multilateral and governmental organizations, gathered to share their approaches and build new opportunities for creative innovation through research and development at the Microsoft Research – FAPESP Latin American Faculty Summit 2010.


Founded in 1962, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP (opens in new tab)) is an independent public foundation with a mission to foster research and scientific and technological development in the State of São Paulo. In April 2007, Microsoft Research and FAPESP created the Microsoft Research–FAPESP Institute for ICT Research. The institute is committed to addressing social and economic development needs in Brasil by establishing a network of world-class researchers able to expand IT capabilities. Microsoft Research is excited to have FAPESP, an organization dedicated to rich academic research, as the sponsor of the 2010 faculty summit in Brasil.