Next-Generation Information Experiences (panel)


July 16, 2012


David Karger, Deborah McGuinness, Larry Heck, and Marti Hearst


Univeristy of California, Microsoft, MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Evelyne Viegas and Kuansan Wang from Microsoft Research chair this panel session at Faculty Summit 2012.

Next-generation information experiences dictate that the future embrace structured content and semantic inference with increasingly interoperable data, services, and end-user personalization. This panel session of experts and thought leaders explores the latest efforts in this direction and the research challenges to turn the vision into reality.


David Karger, Deborah McGuinness, Larry Heck, and Marti Hearst

David R. Karger is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1994 and has since contributed to many areas of computer science, publishing in algorithms, machine learning, information retrieval, personal information management, networking, peer to peer systems, coding theory, and human-computer interaction. Karger was the recipient of the 1994 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, the 1997 Tucker Prize, and the 2002 NAS award for Initiatives in Research.

A general interest has been to make it easier for more people to create, find, organize, manipulate, and share information.