Microsoft Research Webinars

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  1. a picture of Nikunj next to text promoting his webinar on acoustics and sound

    Interactive sound simulation: Rendering immersive soundscapes in games and virtual reality

    In this webinar led by Microsoft Principal Researcher Dr. Nikunj Raghuvanshi, learn the ins and outs of creating practical, high-quality sound simulations. You will get an overview of the three components of sound simulation: synthesis, propagation, and spatialization. For each, we will review the underlying physics, research techniques, practical considerations, and open research questions. Special focus will be on Project Triton: a sound propagation technology being designed at Microsoft Research that ships in major games…
    Upcoming: August 13, 2020 10 AM PT
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    ZeRO & Fastest BERT: Increasing the scale and speed of deep learning training in DeepSpeed webinar

    The latest trend in AI is that larger natural language models provide better accuracy; however, larger models are difficult to train because of cost, time, and ease of code integration. With the goal of advancing large model training by improving scale, speed, cost, and usability for model developers across the world, Microsoft made the DeepSpeed library open source in February of 2020. In this webinar, the DeepSpeed team will discuss what DeepSpeed is, how to use it…
    August 6, 2020 10AM PT
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    Discovering hidden connections in art with deep, interpretable visual analogies webinar

    Image retrieval systems allow individuals to find images that are semantically similar to a query image. This serves as the backbone of reverse image search engines and many product recommendation engines. Restricting an image retrieval system to particular subsets of images can yield new insights into relationships in the visual world. In this webinar, Microsoft Research Development Engineer Mark Hamilton presents a novel method for specializing image retrieval systems called conditional image retrieval. When applied over large…
    July 30, 2020

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  1. Picture of Sai vemprala promoting his webinar on AirSim

    Harnessing high-fidelity simulation for autonomous systems through AirSim webinar

    In this webinar, Sai Vemprala, a Microsoft researcher, will introduce Microsoft AirSim, an open-source, high-fidelity robotics simulator, and he demonstrates how it can help to train robust and generalizable algorithms for autonomy. He will explain the features of Microsoft AirSim while giving an overview of some research projects that have benefited from AirSim, particularly focusing on robotics and how these algorithms are trained with simulated data but are capable of working in real life. He will…
    July 9, 2020
  2. Picture of christian paquin promoting his ondemand webinar on quantum safe

    Quantum-safe cryptography: Securing today’s data against tomorrow’s computers webinar

    In this webinar, Principal Program Manager Christian Paquin, a cryptography specialist in the Security and Cryptography group at Microsoft Research, will present recent progress in the development of a quantum-safe cryptography. Quantum-safe cryptography is being developed using mathematical problems believed to be more difficult for a quantum computer to solve than such existing methods as factoring and discrete logarithms.
    June 4, 2020
  3. A picture of Craig Costello promoting his webinar on post quantum cryptography

    Post-quantum cryptography: Supersingular isogenies for beginners webinar

    In this webinar led by Microsoft researcher Dr. Craig Costello, you will examine why post-quantum cryptography is so critical as we move closer to realizing quantum computing, and you will learn the basics of supersingular isogeny Diffie-Hellman (SIDH), which is one of the popular candidates for post-quantum key exchange. The best known classical and quantum algorithms for attacking the SIDH protocol have exponential runtimes, which is why SIDH has the lowest bandwidth requirements of all the…
    May 28, 2020
  4. mark marron promotes his on-demand webinar on bosque programming

    Expanding the possibilities of programming languages with Bosque webinar

    The Bosque Programming Language project investigates the implications of explicitly designing a program language with the goal of supporting automated reasoning tools. This webinar, led by Principal Engineer Mark Marron, explains the ideas behind this project, the exciting results that are already coming out of the project, and implications this programming language has on the future of software development.
    May 27, 2020
  5. A picture of Anita Ramanan promoting her webinar available on-demand

    Harnessing the problem-solving power of quantum computing webinar

    In this webinar, Anita Ramanan, a Senior Quantum Software Engineer at Microsoft, will take you on a quantum journey, starting with a walk-through of potential applications and continuing with an explanation of what makes quantum computers so special. She’ll introduce the concept of the quantum bit, or qubit—the fundamental unit of quantum information—as well as the topological qubit, the novel implementation in development at Microsoft. She’ll also introduce Azure Quantum, which brings together all of…
    May 7, 2020
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    Better design, implementation, and testing of async systems with Coyote webinar

    In this webinar, Chris Lovett, Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft Research, will introduce Coyote and demonstrate how it can help developers write correct async code with confidence. To convey this complicated subject in a practical way, this webinar will walk you through Coyote sample code and show you how to test and visualize that code with the powerful Coyote testing tool. Lovett will also discuss how Coyote is being used by Microsoft Azure today.
    April 30, 2020
  7. josh benaloh's webinar on ElectionGuard available now

    Microsoft ElectionGuard—enabling voters to verify that their votes are correctly counted webinar

    In this webinar with Dr. Josh Benaloh, Senior Principal Cryptographer at Microsoft Research, learn how the ElectionGuard technology works and how anyone can write an independent verifier that processes all of the artifacts produced by ElectionGuard. Specifically, understand how verifiers can either confirm that the announced tallies are fully consistent with the recorded votes or identify specific inconsistencies that should be addressed. Finally, examine how ElectionGuard uses techniques like homomorphic encryption to achieve its properties…
    April 16, 2020
  8. Ed and Danna's webinar on computer vision

    Designing computer vision algorithms to describe the visual world to people who are blind or low vision webinar

    In this webinar with Dr. Danna Gurari, Assistant Professor in the School of Information at University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Ed Cutrell, Senior Principal Researcher in the Microsoft Research Ability Group, learn how computer vision researchers are working to create vision systems adapted to the needs of those who use them. By creating new dataset challenges, the researchers aim to empower the artificial intelligence community to work on real use cases.
    March 26, 2020
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    The next generation of developer tools for data programming webinar

    In this webinar led by Partner Researcher Dr. Ben Zorn, follow the path of the revolution that empowers more people to easily leverage computational resources for problem solving. You will examine the incredible opportunities and technical challenges of empowering users to quickly build correct and meaningful spreadsheets. The focus here includes recent efforts to combine spatial analysis, statistical analysis, and deep learning to find bugs in spreadsheets. You will also find out how AI is advancing…
    March 9, 2020