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

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- IEEE Computer Society, the community for technology leaders, on Monday, 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 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 computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferencespublications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars, professional training, and the TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit

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