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External Research & Programs Overview . Sailesh Chutani Director, External Research & Programs Microsoft Research. Our Goals. Invest in innovative research Collaborate with academia and governments to advance education Cultivate next-generation academic thought leaders

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external research programs overview

External Research & Programs Overview

Sailesh Chutani

Director, External Research & Programs

Microsoft Research

our goals
Our Goals
  • Invest in innovative research
  • Collaborate with academia and governments to advance education
  • Cultivate next-generation academic thought leaders
  • Partner to build knowledge economies
fy 06 a productive year
FY ‘06 – A productive Year
  • Request for Proposals
    • 8 RFPs; 945 proposals; 96 awards; 6 continents
    • > $4 million in research project awards
  • Institutes
    • Microsoft Center for Research on Pen-Centric Computing; Brown University
    • The Institute for Personal Robots in Education; Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with Bryn Mawr College
  • Events
    • 3 Academic Summits, 8 Workshops
  • Talent Pipeline
    • Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship 2006
    • 24 Ph.D. Fellowships
    • $1 million grant and a four-year commitment to the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
  • Citizenship
    • Testifying before congress, public appearances, ACI signer
    • Supporting basic research, immigration reform, workforce development
the institute for personal robots in education
“The Institute For Personal Robots In Education”

July 12 announcement

  • Hosted at Georgia Tech with Bryn Mawr College
  • $1M over 3 years, $1M matching funds
  • Goal
    • To develop a proven, practical, reliable, cost-effective robot technology platform for teaching CS, targeted at CS1/CS2
microsoft center for research on pen centric computing brown university
“Microsoft Center For Research On Pen-Centric Computing; Brown University”
  • March 2006 announcement
  • The center is the first academic research program in the nation dedicated to pen-centric computing innovation; researchers will investigate new ways for computers to recognize and interpret handwritten input
  • $1.2 million over the next three years
  • Goal
    • Promote research aimed at improving pen-based operation of Tablet PCs, Pocket PCs, and other personal digital assistants, electronic whiteboards, and conventional desktop computers
fy 07 a collaboration roadmap
FY ‘07 – A Collaboration Roadmap
  • Support of Talent Pipeline
    • 2007 Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellows – Spring 2007
    • Ph.D. Fellowships
    • Second year of a four-year commitment to the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)

For Announcements and Step-by-Step instructions http://research.microsoft.com/erp

2006 microsoft research new faculty fellows
2006 Microsoft ResearchNew Faculty Fellows
  • 100 Nominations, 25 Semi-finalists, 11 Finalists
  • 5 Fellowships, $200K

Regina Barzilay Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fei-Fei Li

University of Illinois UC

Scott Klemmer

Stanford University

Aaron Hertzmann University of Toronto

Eddie Kohler

UCLA

meeting the technical challenges of the future
Meeting The Technical Challenges Of The Future
  • Richard Newton, (Moderator) Dean of the College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dan Mote President, University of Maryland
  • Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Advanced Strategies and Policy, Microsoft Corporation
  • Richard M. Russell, Associate Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Lucy Sanders, CEO, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
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