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IEEE Computer Society to Live-stream 15th Annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 July 2014 – IEEE Computer Society, the community for technology leaders, on 14 July will live-stream the 15th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, which will explore future technology trends that will define the twenty-first century.
 
The event at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington, can be viewed via IEEE Computer Society's Computing Now site at http://www.computer.org/fs2014. This is the third year that Computing Now has streamed the event.
 
This free online event, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time (12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time),  offers keynotes and demo presentations from the Faculty Summit as well as lively discussions with leading scientific and academic researchers about their investigations into future trends in computer science research.
 
This year, topics include computing devices and the Internet of Things, hardware-software co-design, data visualization, crowdsourcing applications, machine learning, and the algorithms that underlie emerging fields, such as computational neuroscience.
 
Microsoft Research Director Doug Burger will talk about the end of the Second Age of Computing, Principal Researcher Desney Tan  will discuss mobilizing healthcare, and Krysta Svore will explore quantum computing. The day will end with a presentation by Leslie Lamport on the need for software specifications.
 
Computing Now caters to the interests and needs of Computer Society members as well as thousands of other technology professionals from C-level management to software developers, programmers, and technicians. The site features the latest computer news, the hottest bloggers, practical articles for daily use, a wide range of exciting editorial from peer-reviewed research to insightful opinions by leaders in the computer industry.

About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading membership organization for professionals in all aspects of modern computing – from cloud to big data, security to mobile, robotics to software defined systems, wearables to IoT. A true community for technology leaders, Computer Society provides resources to keep its members current in technology and moving forward in their professions – publications, a renowned digital library, a vast program of conferences, technical committees, and much more. The Computer Society also serves the profession at large through establishment of standards, professional qualifications and certifications, training and education programs, events on leading-edge technologies, conference publishing, and a wealth of other services and programs focused on advancing the science and art of computing. More information on IEEE Computer Society can be found at www.computer.org.

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