PhD Workshop on Next-Generation Cloud Infrastructure

PhD Workshop on Next-Generation Cloud Infrastructure


Microsoft Research Cambridge is organizing a workshop where PhD students working on topics relevant to the next-generation cloud infrastructure in Europe are invited to participate. During this two-day workshop, the students will have the opportunity to present their work to Microsoft researchers, learn about the research we are doing in MSR Cambridge lab, and discuss the future of the cloud.

The cross-disciplinary team in Cambridge is working on a wide range of topics spanning all layers of the cloud stack. We are working on pioneering research projects covering compute, storage, and networking. To address the challenges in these areas, we adopt a holistic approach by performing research that spans optics, networking, distributed systems, storage, operating systems, verification, and hardware-software co-design.

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Committee Chairs: Aleksandar Dragojevic, Fotini Karinou


Monday, 25 November 2019

Time Session Speaker
11:45–12:50 Arrival / lunch
12:50–13:00 Welcome
13:00–14:00 How to Give a Research Talk Simon Peyton Jones, MSR Cambridge
14:00–14:30 Silica: Optical Storage Ioan Stefanovici, MSR Cambridge
14:30–15:00 Sirius: Optical Data Center Networks Sophie Lange, MSR Cambridge
15:00–16:30 Poster session / coffee / drinks
16:30–17:30 Breakout sessions
19:00 Dinner @ Station Tavern

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Time Session Speaker
9:30–10:00 Honeycomb: Hardware Offloads for Distributed Systems Shane Fleming, MSR Cambridge
10:00–10:30 Iris: Optical Regional Networks Christos Gkantsidis, MSR Cambridge
10:30–12:00 Poster session / coffee
12:00–13:00 Lunch
13:00–13:15 Event Close