The MSR India Summer School series, held in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), consists of lectures in a chosen area by leading experts from around the world. The aim is to introduce students and researchers to important new areas and the latest results and to provide a forum for researchers to interact.
The 2016 Summer School is co-organized by Microsoft Research and the Department of Computational & Data Sciences at IISc, and will be held between June 20th – 25th in the area of Internet of Things (IoT).
IoT refers to the networking of physical objects through the use of embedded sensors, actuators, and other devices that can collect or transmit information about these objects. The data collected from these devices can then be leveraged to deliver various products and services. The IoT terminology spans “sensor networks”, “cyber-physical systems” etc. and is about creating digital representations of physical entities and interlinking them and/or interfacing with them through computation, to create new and valuable functionality. Analyst estimates put the number of connected devices at somewhere between 30-50 billion by the year 2020.
The summer school will address both theoretical as well as practical aspects of the chosen area and is targeted at faculty members, research scholars, masters and senior undergraduate students. The lectures will be designed to offer self-contained introductions to chosen topics, leading up to some open problems for research. There will also be hands-on lab sessions to give the attendees a first hand experience of working with IoT devices.
Some of the speakers expected to deliver lectures / hand-on lab sessions are Bharadwaj Amrutur, Ranveer Chandra, Zainul Charbiwala, Michal Depa, Marco Gruteser, KVS Hari, Malati Hegde, Anurag Kumar, Amarjeet Singh, Shaz Qadeer, Rajeev Shorey, Yogesh Simmhan, Ronak Sutaria, Manohar Swaminathan, among others.
Participation at the school is by invitation only.