Microsoft Research (MSR) will host the second edition of the Academic Research Summit, co-organized with the Association of Computing Machinery, in partnership with the department of Computer Science and Automation at Indian Institute of Science, on 24th and 25th January 2017, in Bangalore. The summit is built around the theme of ‘Technology for Societal Good’ and will focus on outlining technology solutions to India’s societal challenges.
The summit will be attended by some of the world’s leading researchers, scholars, faculty from engineering institutes and key decision makers from the industry and government who will share, deliberate and drive potential collaborations to address some of the pertinent topics in the field of computer science research. Data Science, Computational Biology, Big Data, and Systems Research are among the topics to be covered at the summit.
The two-day event expects to host 200 attendees, providing them with an opportunity to listen to some of the brightest minds across a variety of research fields. Speakers at this year’s Summit include Jeannette Wing, Corporate Vice President, MSR, Chandu Thekkath and Venkat Padmanabhan, both Principal Researchers at MSR, Timothy Roscoe, Professor at ETH Zurich, Yogesh Simmhan, Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science (IISC), R Govindrajan, Professor at IISC and SERC, P J Narayanan, Director of IIIT Hyderabad, Jayant Haritsa, Senior Professor at CDS, CSA and IISC, Madhavan Mukund, Professor and Dean of Studies at Chennai Mathematical Institute, Manohar Swaminathan, Senior Researcher at MSR, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Technical Fellow, Microsoft, and Mukund Thattai, NCBS, among others.
The first edition of the Academic Research Summit was organized in January 2016, in partnership with ACM and Infosys Ltd. The last year’s agenda covered a range of technical topics including Computational Thinking, Solutions for Smart Cities, Human Behavioral Study and Modelling, among others.