Media Alert: Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Road Show 2006: A Look at Future Technologies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — May 1, 2006 — Tuesday, May 2, Microsoft Corp. will host the third Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Road Show at its Silicon Valley Campus. The event will be open to employees and the public and will showcase some of the latest technologies to emerge from the company’s research labs.

A unique twist to this year’s road show is the participation of local high-school students. Microsoft will host approximately 50 high-school students who excel in the areas of math and science. They will be given a private tour of the research projects and will have lunch with the researchers. At the end of the day, the students will vote on their favorite demo booth and announce the winners during an award ceremony.

Roy Levin, director of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, will kick off the event by discussing some of the technology in development at Microsoft Research. A panel discussion on the collaboration of academic and corporate research will follow the introduction, focusing on efforts to encourage young people to pursue careers in math and science. Panelists are Bay Area academic and industry researchers:

  • Jim Morris, Carnegie Mellon University West

  • Jim Vanides, HP

  • Rico Malvar, Microsoft Research

  • George Johnson, University of California, Berkeley

  • Chancellor Denise Denton, University of California, Santa Cruz (moderator)

Following the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the 12 interactive research demonstration booths showcasing the innovative projects that the Microsoft Research group is working on in the areas of search, mobility, gaming, machine learning and digital imagery. Researchers will be on site to answer any questions attendees may have about their projects.


  • 2006 Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Road Show
    A Look at Future Technologies


  • Tuesday, May 2

Event Schedule:

  • Noon–1 p.m.: Registration

  • 1–1:15 p.m.: Keynote address

  • 1:15–1:45 p.m.: Panel discussion

  • 1:45–2 p.m.: Audience Q&A

  • 2–4 p.m.: Demo room open

  • 4–5:30 p.m.: Reception for researchers and attendees


  • Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Campus
    Building 1
    1065 LaAvenida
    Mountain View, Calif.

Those interested can register for the event at

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