Microsoft Research Webinars

Microsoft Research Webinars

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    Project InnerEye: Augmenting cancer radiotherapy workflows with deep learning and open source webinar

    In this webinar, Dr. Ozan Oktay and Dr. Anton Schwaighofer will analyze these challenges within the context of image-guided radiotherapy procedures and will present the latest research outputs of Project InnerEye in tackling these challenges. The first part of the webinar will focus on a research study that evaluates the potential clinical impact of DL models within the context of radiotherapy planning procedures. The second part of the talk will introduce the open-source InnerEye Deep…
    Upcoming: January 28, 2021 8 AM PT

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    Enhancing mobile work and productivity with virtual reality webinar

    In this webinar, Microsoft Researcher Eyal Ofek presents a summary of research investigating opportunities and challenges for realizing a mobile VR office environment. In particular, you’ll learn how VR can be mixed with standard off-the-shelf equipment (such as tablets, laptops, or desktops) to enable effective, efficient, and ergonomic mobile knowledge work.
    December 15, 2020
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    Avatars: Finding a sense of self and others in the virtual world webinar

    In the last decade, we’ve seen fast-paced progress in spatial computing and its convergence with AI, where spatial computing solutions like virtual reality and augmented reality are becoming a main interaction tool. These advancements are moving us from experiences in which digital content is confined to screens toward experiences in which users are surrounded by the digital content. However, anyone who’s entered a VR platform realizes that while they may encounter hand renderings that enable…
    December 9, 2020
  3. Foundations of causal inference and its impacts on machine learning webinar

    In this webinar, join Microsoft researchers Amit Sharma and Emre Kıcıman to learn about the fundamentals of causal inference. You will learn how a target question of cause and effect can be captured in a formal graphical model and answered systematically using available data. The researchers will introduce a four-step causal modeling framework for analyzing decision-making tasks and walk-through code examples using the DoWhy Python library that implements the framework. You will also discover how…
    December 3, 2020
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    Camera-based non-contact health sensing webinar

    In this webinar, Microsoft Principal Researcher Daniel McDuff and University of Washington PhD student Xin Liu will present an overview of computer vision methods that leverage ordinary webcams to measure physiological signals (for example, peripheral blood flow, heart rate, respiration, and blood oxygenation) without contact with the body. Learn about some examples of state-of-the-art neural models that enable on-device sensing even in resource-constrained settings and understand some of the challenges and exciting research opportunities in…
    November 23, 2020
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    From player to creator: Designing video games on gaming handhelds with Microsoft TileCode webinar

    In this webinar, led by Dr. Thomas Ball, Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, and Stefania Druga, a PhD student at the University of Washington, learn how children and families are using TileCode to create retro video games on handheld gaming devices. You’ll gain an understanding of programming language design and the connections between video game mechanics and computational concepts.
    November 18, 2020
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    Platform Biography: A framework for analyzing the structures and dynamics of social media webinar

    In this webinar, based on the book Twitter: A Biography, Microsoft Senior Principal Researcher Nancy Baym and Queensland University of Technology Professor Jean Burgess introduce an original approach to this problem: the Platform Biography, a systematic framework for analyzing social media platforms. The framework provides a toolbox of concepts and empirical methods to diagnose patterns of past and emerging change in the cultures, politics, and governance of platforms.
    November 12, 2020
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    Domain-specific language model pretraining for biomedical natural language processing webinar

    In this webinar, Microsoft researchers Hoifung Poon, Senior Director of Biomedical NLP, and Jianfeng Gao, Distinguished Scientist, will challenge this assumption by showing that for domains with abundant unlabeled text, such as biomedicine, pretraining language models from scratch results in substantial gains over continual pretraining of general-domain language models.
    October 15, 2020
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    Harmonizing the declarative and imperative in database systems webinar

    In this webinar, Karthik Ramachandra, a Principal Engineering Manager who heads the Azure SQL Database R & D India organization at Microsoft, will take you on a journey addressing this important but often overlooked problem. First, he’ll describe how the declarative and imperative styles of programming are intertwined in today’s database systems and explain the challenges faced by practitioners. Then, he’ll address why this problem has lingered without a solution for years and what makes…
    October 8, 2020