Microsoft PhD Summit

Microsoft PhD Summit


Distinguished PhD students, including FLIP Fellows, current Microsoft Research PhD Fellows, AI Summer School Winners, and Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant recipients are invited to attend a two-day workshop at Microsoft Research Redmond. This is an opportunity for top PhD students to enhance skills, build a network, and discuss research within a community of peers and notable Microsoft researchers. Specifically, they will:

• Hear from researchers in academia and industry
• Learn about building their brand on social media
• Learn how to create and maintain their personal website
• Present their research at a poster session
• Learn how to defend their dissertation
• Make connections with cutting-edge researchers



Sunday, October 28, 2018

Time (PDT) Session Location
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Evening Reception Westin Hotel – Bellevue


Monday, October 29, 2018

Time (PDT) Session Location
8:45 AM-9:00 AM Transportation from Hotel
9:00 AM-9:25 AM Breakfast Room 1919
9:25 AM-9:30 AM Welcome – Meredith Ringel Morris Room 1919
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Keynote – Eric Horvitz Room 1919
10:15 AM-10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Keynote – Peter Lee Room 1919
11:15 AM-12:00 PM Panel: Building Your Brand
A.J. Brush (Moderator)
-Becky Tucker
Ece Kamar
Room 1919
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Networking Lunch Room 1919
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Panel: Collaborating with Academia and Industry
James Mickens (Moderator)
Meredith Ringel Morris
Room 1919
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Panel: The Road Less Traveled – Government, Academia, Industry and Everywhere In Between
-Rene Baston
Lea Shanley
Renata Rawlings-Goss
Meredith Lee
Melissa Cragin
Room 1919
3:00 PM-3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM-5:30 PM Poster Session Atrium
5:30 PM-6:00 PM Transportation to Evening Activity
6:00 PM-8:30 PM Evening Activity Lucky Strike – Bellevue


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | FLIP Fellows | UW Schedule

Time (PDT) Session Location
7:30 AM-8:30 AM Breakfast Westin Hotel – Bellevue
8:30 AM-9:00 AM Transportation from Hotel
8:45 AM-9:15 AM Pastries & coffee/tea available CSE 691 Gates Commons
9:15 AM-9:30 AM Intro & Welcome, Ed Lazowska CSE 691 Gates Commons
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Academic Job Market Preparation, Allen School Director Hank Levy & Panel CSE 691 Gates Commons
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Highlighting Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Academia & the Seattle Area, presenters TBD CSE 691 Gates Commons
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Allen School Lab Tours Leave from CSE 691 Gates Commons
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch with Presenters CSE 691 Gates Commons


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | PhD Fellows, Dissertation Grant Recipients, and AI Summer School Winners

Time (PDT) Session Location
8:30 AM-9:00 AM Transportation from Hotel
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Breakfast Room 1919
9:30 AM-11:00 AM Student Elevator Pitches Room 1919
11:00 AM-11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM-12:00 PM Panel: Failing Fast
Neel Joshi (Moderator)
Lucas Joppa
Dan Morris
Galen Hunt
Room 1919
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Networking Lunch Room 1919
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Researcher Meetings Room 1919

*Agenda subject to change without notice