Faculty Summit 2012: Welcome and Introduction


July 16, 2012


Tony Hey



In the thirteenth year of the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, we seek to share insights and create an open discussion on two broad themes: how computing is blending physical and virtual reality, and generating new insights from big data. Breakout sessions will include such diverse topics as the potential of the digital home and natural user interfaces, harnessing the power of data for analysis and insights, algorithms managing election data and detecting malware, and the changing landscape of parallel computing.

Tony Hey, vice president of Microsoft Research Connections, opens the Faculty Summit with an overview of this year’s program.