Videos

Deep Learning for Text Processing

Deep Learning for Text Processing

1 year ago
Deep learning has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years in speech and visual object recognition, as well as in language processing (although to somewhat less extent). The focus of this session is on deep learning approaches to problems in language or text processing, with particular emphasis on important applications with vital significance to Microsoft. First, […]
Towards Scalable Quantum Computation

Towards Scalable Quantum Computation

1 year ago
Three decades have passed since Richard Feynman first proposed devising a “quantum computer” founded on the laws of quantum physics to achieve computational speed-ups over classical methods. In that time, quantum algorithms have been developed that offer fast solutions to problems in a variety of fields including number theory, chemistry, and materials science. To execute […]
CodaLab for Data-Driven Research – Welcome, CodaLab in Action, and Hands-on

CodaLab for Data-Driven Research – Welcome, CodaLab in Action, and Hands-on

1 year ago
A demonstration of CodeLab for Data-Driven Research from Faculty Summit 2014.
Systems, Science and FreeBSD

Systems, Science and FreeBSD

1 year ago
What makes a platform suitable to both research and development? It is not simply the artifacts that are generated, but the tools that the platform brings to bear on evaluating the usefulness and quality of the research that is being undertaken. FreeBSD continues to push the boundaries of systems research through its adoption and extension […]
Towards Zero Latency Photonic Switching

Towards Zero Latency Photonic Switching

1 year ago
Developments in silicon photonics could see photonic network elements co-packaged with processors creating low energy networks-on-chip (NoC) or direct links between processors across a data centre. However, although it is easy to show that basic photonic network elements have lower latency and energy requirements than their electronic counterparts, on the system level the issue is […]
Vowpal Wabbit

Vowpal Wabbit

1 year ago
The goal of this workshop is to inform people about open source machine learning systems being developed, aid the coordination of such projects, and discuss future plans.
Safe TypeScript: Safe and Efficient Gradual Typing for TypeScript

Safe TypeScript: Safe and Efficient Gradual Typing for TypeScript

1 year ago
TypeScript is a gradually-typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. It provides JavaScript programmers with useful tools like light-weight static type checking, intellisense, modularity, etc. However, to deal with the issues of scale, code reuse, and popular programming patterns, TypeScript’s type system is intentionally unsound – programs that pass the type-checker may still […]
CodaLab for Data-Driven Research – Theme Roundtables

CodaLab for Data-Driven Research – Theme Roundtables

1 year ago
Data-driven research roundtables from the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2014.
Social Computing

Social Computing

1 year ago
Chair: Nina Mishra, Microsoft Research Speakers: Barbara Poblete, University of Chile Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research Fernando Diaz, Microsoft Research
Plenary Panel on Disaster Preparedness

Plenary Panel on Disaster Preparedness

1 year ago
The Plenary Panel on disaster preparedness from Microsoft’s Latin America Faculty Summit, 2014.
Keynote: Big Data and Enterprise Analytics

Keynote: Big Data and Enterprise Analytics

1 year ago
Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research Speaker: Surajit Chaudhuri, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research In this talk, I will describe the key secular trends that characterize the field of Big Data with respect to enterprise analytics. I will describe some of the open challenges for enterprise analytics in the context of Big Data. Although some of these […]
Rethinking Machine Learning In The 21st Century: From Optimization To Equilibration

Rethinking Machine Learning In The 21st Century: From Optimization To Equilibration

1 year ago
The past two decades has seen machine learning (ML) transformed from an academic curiosity to a multi-billion dollar industry, and a centerpiece of our economic, social, scientific, and security infrastructure. Much work in machine learning has drawn on research in optimization, motivated by large-scale applications requiring analysis of massive high-dimensional data. In this talk, I’ll […]