Media Alert: Microsoft Research to Announce External Research Road Map for Coming Year at Its Faculty Summit

REDMOND, Wash. — July 13, 2007 — During a live webcast of the opening session at Microsoft Corp.’s eighth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, which begins Monday, July 16, Microsoft Research will announce its external research agenda and academic funding for the year. The two-day event, which is expected to draw more than 400 thought leaders from academia and research labs around the world, will include a panel discussion on the morning of July 16 with leaders from Microsoft, government and industry about the future of computing. A Web site with additional press material will go live at 9 a.m. PDT.

Throughout the summit, Microsoft executives and researchers will meet with attendees to discuss current research as well as opportunities for future technological breakthroughs in areas ranging from multicore and emerging markets to mobility, robotics and gaming.

What: Live webcast of Microsoft Research Faculty Summit opening session

Who: Microsoft External Research and Programs

Panelists include the following:

  • Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer, Microsoft

  • Rick Rashid, senior vice president, Microsoft Research

  • Jeannette M. Wing, assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation

  • Daniel A. Reed, director, Renaissance Computing Institute; senior advisor for strategy and innovation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and chair of the board of directors of the Computing Research Association

  • Ed Lazowska, Bill and Melinda Gates chair in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington and chairman for the Computing Community Consortium

When: Monday, July 16, 2007, 9 a.m.–10:45 a.m. PDT

Location: Viewers may access the webcast from

Resources: A Web site with additional press material will go live at 9 a.m. PDT on July 16, at

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