Microsoft Research Asia A Partner in the Academic Community Overview of University Collaboration Programs John Warren Manager, University Relations South East Asia December 2005 1 Contents Overview of MSRA University Relations (UR) Role of UR Organization structure
Key Initiatives & Programs Outline Some local examples 2 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 3 University Relations (UR) the local Bridge Team with the Microsoft subsidiaries to help facilitate opportunities for faculty members and students. 4 MSRA UR Structure MSR Asia University Relations Project & Program Owners Research Collaborations Academic Exchanges
Subsidiary-based UR Managers China Host Director Japan Taiwan/Hong Kong Korea Aus/NZ/Southeast Asia 5 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables
6 Research Collaboration MSRA and MSR Requests for Proposals (RFPs) (Curricul um 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 7 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables 8 Curriculum Innovation Requests for Proposals (RFPs) (Curriculum or Research) -
Curriculum awards resulting from RFPs - Two RFPs out now (close December 24) Trustworthy Computing Gaming & Graphics Facilitate faculty community
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 Microsoft Research Asia Theme workshops (March 2004 and 2005) Faculty Summit Other Sponsorship of .NET lab in Department of Computer Science at University of Melbo urne Offering a Masters in Distributed Computing (incorporating .NET) a world first.
9 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables 10 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 !!!!!! 11 Case Study: Stars of Tomorrow - Microsoft Research Asia Internship Mission: Program 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 12 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables 13 Academic Exchange Why and How? Faculty summit and 21st 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 leadin g researchers from 20 research institutions in Australia
visiting academic to MSRA in Aug/Sept 2005 - 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 Aus tralasian CRC for Interaction Design Hosted visits to MSRA 15 Case study:21st 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 16 Collaboration Programs Research Collaboration Curriculum Innovation Talent Development Academic Exchange Academic Round Tables 17 Academic Round Tables What? opportunity for senior academics e.g., Deans/HODs/HoS to mee
t with MS Australia and MSRA in an informal environment Format 2 Hours only - 1200 to 1400 1200 round table discussion, no presentations, no handou ts 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 18 Concluding comments Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? Is it changing?
19 Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? (cont) Summary of 2005 Faculty Summit delegates Data of Attendees Subs Attendees in 2005 Attendees in 2004 Attendees in 2003 # of attendees from China
100 105 102 # of China universities 30 30 40 # of attendees from Region 104 75
34 # of regional universities 49 44 25 Japan 21 12 0 Korea
20 13 5 Australia 8 8 9 Taiwan 20 13
11 Hong Kong 15 15 3 Singapore 4 3 2 Malaysia
2 3 3 Philippines 0 3 0 Thailand 2 3
0 New Zealand 4 0 1 US, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam 1, 2, 3, 2 MSRA UR or sub DPE, Public Sector 25 (12 from UR, 11 from DPE, 2 from PS)
20 10 20 Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? (cont) Gaming and Graphics RFP awards in 2005 4 of the top 10 awards were to Universities outside of China 3 of the 4 were to Australian Universities 21 Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? (cont)
Trustworthy Computing RFP awards in 2005 6 responses in total were determined worthy of an award 5 of the 6 were to non-Chinese Asia Pacific Universities 22 Concluding comments Is Microsoft Research Asia too China centric? In some areas yes In other areas definitely NOT Is it changing? YES 23
More information? 24 Faculty Summit Nov 2004 25 For more information Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA): http://research.microsoft.com/asia MSRA University Relations (UR): http://research.microsoft.com/ur/a sia Email:- [email protected] 26 Coffee break time
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