Invited Talk by Rick Rashid & UCL Demofest
Users, developers and fans of cutting-edge technology are invited to UCL on the 18th of January 2013, to hear and see demos from Microsoft Research and a selection of UCL research groups.
Rick Rashid, Microsoft chief research officer and head of Microsoft Research, will give a free public lecture at 11.00 entitled “Microsoft Research and the Evolution of Computing”, discussing his vision of the future of computing research in light of recent developments in computing ability.
In the afternoon, UCL will host a DemoFest, showcasing a diverse selection of computing technology applications from computer and computational science, life and medical sciences, and a whole host of other disciplines. See demonstrations of blood flow simulation for surgical planning, next generation internet research, techniques that enable totally new studies of animal behaviour and ecology, behavior-changing human-computer interaction, and many more topics presented by the students and researchers who created them. See below for the list.
Times and Locations:
11.00 – 12.30 Invited talk by Rick Rashid: UCL, Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT ( map )
2.30 – 4.30 UCL DemoFest: UCL, North Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT ( map )
Both events are free and open to all, but registration via http://rickrashidtalk-ucldemofest.eventbrite.com/ is appreciated.
Demos from UCL:
- Brad Karp – Protecting sensitive data in web browers with ScriptPolice
- David Silver – Games and Mode-Carlo tree search
- Earl Barr – Automatic detection of floating-point exceptions
- Jade Alglave – Partial order modellling and verification of modern memory models
- Mark Handley – Resilient and fast networking in the data centre and end-to-end with multi-Path TCP
- Matt Hall and Matt Rowe – Imaging microstructure and macrostructure in the brain with diffusion MRI
- Miguel Bernabeu – Real-time patient-specific blood flow simulation for surgical planning
- Nadia Berthouze – Helping people to change behaviour: The nudge booth
- Niloy Mitra – Interactive images: Geometric analysis meets image editing.
- Antoaneta Serguieva and Dean Mohamedally – MSR Tech in education: Financial computing and Gadgeteer
- Robin Freeman – Sensor networks on the wing (applications for animal behaviour and ecology)
- Stefan Zasada – Distributed multiscale computing: glueing together a multiscale world