Microsoft PhD Summit

Microsoft PhD Summit

About

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
• Make connections with cutting-edge researchers

 

Agenda


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
8:30 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)
James Mickens
-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
Donald Kossmann
Kate Crawford
Room 1919
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Panel: The Road Less Traveled – Government, Academia, Industry and Everywhere In Between
Sandy Blyth (Moderator)
René Bastón
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
8:30 AM-9:00 AM Transportation from Hotel
9:00 AM-9:15 AM Light breakfast 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 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 | MSR Schedule


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
Reviewers:
Meredith Ringel Morris
Neel Joshi
Gonzalo Ramos
Room 1919
11:00 AM-11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM-12:00 PM Panel: Failing Fast
Neel Joshi (Moderator)
Dan Morris
Galen Hunt
Room 1919
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Networking Lunch Room 1919
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Researcher Meetings
Each student will have up to two 25-minute meetings with researchers. Students and researchers will receive meeting requests with the time and location included just prior to the meetings.
Room 1919
2:00 PM-2:30 PM Transportation to Hotel (if needed)

*Agenda subject to change without notice