Jaipur, January 24, 2014: Microsoft Research India’s annual research symposium, --TechVista 2014 -- drew over 1800 students and academicians to examine the impact research can have on technology and society.
Members of the global leadership of Microsoft Research – Dr. Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Head of Microsoft Research, and Dr. Jeanette Wing, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research - were on hand to lead discussions on the between Science, Technology, and Society, and the role that can be played by Computer Science Research.
Dr. P. Anandan, Managing Director, Microsoft Research India, engaged students in a discussion about the excitement of a career in research, and the thrills of a lifetime of exploration of ideas. Dr. Anandan drew upon his own life and experiences as a scientist, and wrapped it up by discussing some of the qualities needed to become a successful researcher.
He said: ”It is always energizing to see the enthusiasm of bright young students, and the consistently positive response by students to a research event like TechVista convinces me that we have a strong pool of potential researchers and innovators in India. I hope that some for the students who attended TechVista will go on to make significant contributions to India and the world.”
Other speakers at TechVista 2014 included Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and the creator of the WorldWide Telescope, and Chris Bishop, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research Cambridge, who spoke about the key ideas of “Computing with Uncertainty”.