The Department of Computer Science hosts a lecture on Microsoft Corp.'s foray into India on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. in 705 Shapiro/CEPSR.
Recently, Microsoft Research (MSR) established its third laboratory outside the United States, in Bangalore, India. Laboratory Managing Director P. Anandan will discuss the reasons that inspired the opening and give an overview of the research that will be conducted there. The talk, which includes an introduction to MSR and its research activities worldwide, also reviews the rapidly evolving state of research in computer science and IT in India, and speculates on what the future holds in this respect.
Prior to becoming managing director of MSR India last month, Anandan spent seven years as a senior researcher at MSR at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, where he co-led the computer vision research effort and was manager of the Interactive Visual Media Group. Anandan received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1987 and spent four years as an assistant professor at Yale. Following that, he worked at Sarnoff where he led the Video Information Processing effort. He is among the leaders in the area of visual motion analysis and is known for his work on optical flow and model-based motion estimation.
This event is free and open to the public.