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1 1 Microsoft Research Asia A Partner in the Academic Community Overview of University Collaboration Programs John Warren Manager, University Relations South East Asia December 2005

2 2 Contents Overview of MSRA University Relations (UR) –Role of UR –Organization structure Key Initiatives & Programs –Outline –Some local examples

3 3 University Relations (UR) – the Regional Bridge Build long-term in-depth mutually beneficial relations Bridge between MSRA & universities: –Research collaboration –Curriculum innovation –Talent development –Academic exchange

4 4 University Relations (UR) – the local Bridge Team with the Microsoft subsidiaries to help facilitate opportunities for faculty members and students.

5 5 MSRA UR Structure MSR Asia University Relations Project & Program Owners Research Collaborations Academic Exchanges Subsidiary-based UR Managers China Japan Taiwan/Hong Kong Korea Aus/NZ/Southeast Asia “Host” Director

6 6 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables

7 7 Research Collaboration MSRA and MSR Requests for Proposals (RFPs) (Curriculum or Research) Recent Research awards resulting from MSRA RFPs -Dr. Frederic Maire – QUT -Dr. Greg Wadley, University of Melbourne ARC linkage Grants UNSW “Peer-to-Peer Computing” (will finish in 2006/7) Monash “Context rich mobile agent technology.” (completed) Macquarie “Trustworthy Computing” (will finish in 2006) +2/3 more during CY2006 Enterprise Information Infrastructure (EII) Significant investment including academic exchange

8 8 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables

9 9 Curriculum Innovation Requests for Proposals (RFPs) ( Curriculum or Research) -Curriculum awards resulting from RFPs -Dr. Ross Brown – QUT -Assoc. Prof. Paul Roe - QUT -Prof Vijay Varadharajan – Macquarie -Assoc. Prof. Francois Ladouceur – UNSW -Prof. Christine Mingins – Monash -Prof. Arkady Zaslavsky – Monash -David Jones – RMIT Two RFPs out now (close December 24) Trustworthy Computing Gaming & Graphics Facilitate faculty community Microsoft Research Asia Theme workshops (March 2004 and 2005) Faculty Summit Other Sponsorship of.NET lab in Department of Computer Science at University of Melbourne Offering a Masters in Distributed Computing (incorporating.NET) – a world first.

10 10 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables

11 11 Talent Development Microsoft Fellowship –Winners at University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Monash University 2004 –Winners at University of Sydney and RMIT University 2005 –2006 program will be announced in March 2006 –“ Selected ” Universities only at this stage “ Stars of Tomorrow ” Internship Program –e.g., Ying Zhang – RMIT University –(space, competitive, willing and able to work for a period of time in Beijing) –WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY !!!!!!

12 12 Case Study: “Stars of Tomorrow” - Microsoft Research Asia Internship Program Mission: Nurture young research talent for both MSRA and the world research community. More than 2000 students from around 100 universities worldwide participated in the internship program in the past 6 years Work with top-notch researchers to learn methodology and skill of doing world-class research Learn MSRA culture and values Make an impact on the academic world Build personal academic network by communicating with researchers worldwide

13 13 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables

14 14 Academic Exchange Why and How? Faculty summit and 21 st Century Computing Conference –2 academics from Singapore in 2004 –4 academics from Singapore in 2005 Regional Faculty Workshops (in Beijing) –For curriculum and research RFP winners and others –Build a “ community ” –Meet with MSR/A researchers Enterprise Information Infrastructure (EII) - comprises 48 leading researchers from 20 research institutions in Australia –visiting academic to MSRA in Aug/Sept Dr. Xuemin Lin (University of NSW) –Dr. Harry Shum - member of EII International Advisory Board –Dr. Wei-Ying Ma – Research Manager at MSRA – member of EII Dr. Harry Shum member of QUT Scientific Advisory Board for Australasian CRC for Interaction Design Hosted visits to MSRA

15 15 Academic Exchange Why and How? Faculty summit and 21 st Century Computing Conference –9 Australian academics attended in 2003 –8 Australian academics attended in 2004 –8 Australian academics attended in 2005 Regional Faculty Workshops (in Beijing) –For curriculum and research RFP winners and others –Build a “ community ” –Meet with MSR/A researchers Enterprise Information Infrastructure (EII) - comprises 48 leading researchers from 20 research institutions in Australia –visiting academic to MSRA in Aug/Sept Dr. Xuemin Lin (University of NSW) –Dr. Harry Shum - member of EII International Advisory Board –Dr. Wei-Ying Ma – Research Manager at MSRA – member of EII Dr. Harry Shum member of QUT Scientific Advisory Board for Australasian CRC for Interaction Design Hosted visits to MSRA

16 16 Case study:21 st Century Computing Conference Annual 21st Century Computing Conference –2003: 2 cities, 14 talks, 368 faculties, 6,500 students –2004: 2 cities, 26 talks, 400 faculties, 6,900 students –Nobel Laureate, Turing, Fields, Draper award winners

17 17 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables

18 18 Academic Round Tables What? opportunity for senior academics e.g., Deans/HODs/HoS to meet with MS Australia and MSRA in an informal environment Format 2 Hours only to – round table discussion, no presentations, no handouts 1300 – lunch, discussion continues Sydney - Sept 2004 and Sept 2005 Melbourne – Feb 2005 NZ – March and Sept 2005 Singapore - October 2005 Why? stay in touch, inform each other, build relationships

19 19 Concluding comments Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? Is it changing?

20 20 Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? (cont) Summary of 2005 Faculty Summit delegates Data of Attendees SubsAttendees in 2005 Attendees in 2004 Attendees in 2003 # of attendees from China # of China universities30 40 # of attendees from Region # of regional universities Japan21120 Korea20135 Australia889 Taiwan Hong Kong15 3 Singapore432 Malaysia233 Philippines030 Thailand230 New Zealand401 US, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam1, 2, 3, 2 MSRA UR or sub DPE, Public Sector 25 (12 from UR, 11 from DPE, 2 from PS) 2010 # of Total Attendees

21 21 Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? (cont) Gaming and Graphics RFP awards in of the top 10 awards were to Universities outside of China 3 of the 4 were to Australian Universities

22 22 Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? (cont) Trustworthy Computing RFP awards in responses in total were determined worthy of an award 5 of the 6 were to non-Chinese Asia Pacific Universities

23 23 Concluding comments Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? In some areas – yes In other areas – definitely NOT Is it changing? YES

24 24 More information?

25 25 Faculty Summit Nov 2004

26 26 For more information Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA): MSRA University Relations (UR): -

27 27 Coffee break time


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