WASHINGTON — May 1, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. will host Tech Fair 2007 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center tomorrow, May 2. Attendees will get a glimpse into future technology concepts in areas such as security, speech recognition, robotics, search and digital imaging. Microsoft researchers will demonstrate some of the groundbreaking innovations emerging from the company’s research labs and resulting from their collaborative work with universities.
What: Microsoft Research Tech Fair 2007
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2007
11 a.m. – 12 noon Eastern time
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
Pennsylvania Avenue entrance (across from the National Theatre).
Security check and ID required.
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Microsoft Research senior researcher Mariusz Jakubowski (left) demonstrates Biometric Authentication via Fingerprint Hashing, a new technique for generating summaries of information contained in human fingerprints for increased security and usability, to Marcelo Rocabado and Jeanette Dove at the Microsoft Research D.C. Tech Fair. Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007.
Rick Rashid (right), senior vice president, Microsoft Research, discusses new teaching methods and collaborative learning environments made possible by use of the Tablet PC in education with Joseph G. Tront (left) of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Jane Prey, Microsoft Research program manager, at the Microsoft Research D.C. Tech Fair. Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007.
Bryan Barnett (center), Microsoft Research lead program manager, and Douglas Blank (right), associate professor of computer science at Bryn Mawr College, demonstrate Personal Robots in Education, a partnership between Microsoft Research, Bryn Mawr and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bob Kovach and Microsoft’s Tami Begasse observe the demo at the Microsoft Research D.C. Tech Fair. Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007.