Cloud-powered academic research
Published Nov 30 2020 12:10 PM 1,149 Views
December 9th | 09:00 AM - 10:45 AM (GMT) London, UK

In this free webinar, we bring together Researchers and Research Technology Professionals to discuss how Cloud can accelerate your time to insights and breakthrough discoveries. Join Andrew Fitzgibbon and Pashmina Cameron from Microsoft Research as they discuss cloud-powered research facilitated by massive training and data acquisition and how to leverage the Azure’s current capabilities to build the next-gen Azure.

Hear from Tania Allard about how cloud-powered research can support FAIR principles and from Laura Redfern about real HPC in the cloud.

Brian Gibson will be launching a new Research Technology Professionals community created by Microsoft with a host of benefits.



09:00 - 09:30

Cloud-powered training for Edge devices with Andrew Fitzgibbon, Partner Researcher, Microsoft Research

In this session we will be exploring the delivery of state-of-the-art computer vision technology on power-efficient machines, facilitated by massive training and data acquisition.

09:30 - 10:00

Building tomorrow's Azure with today's Azure with Pashmina Cameron, Principal RSE Lead, Microsoft Research

This talk will showcase how we leverage the current capabilities of Azure platform to build the next-gen Azure platform. All this over the life-cycle of a few different Azure research projects.

10:00 - 10:20

Cloud-powered research with Tania Allard, Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft Cloud and AI

As research has become more and more reliant on software and powerful compute, so has increased the need to ensure it is reproducible and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable). In this session we will explore the importance of reproducible research and how cloud computing offers mechanisms for sharing code, data, and environments that are critical for research reproducibility.

10:20 - 10:40

Cloud-powered HPC with Laura Redfern, Global Blackbelt HPC Specialist

HPC traditionally meant large, on-premise supercomputers requiring specialized networking, power and cooling. But with Cloud-powered HPC, the landscape is starting to change. This session will provide an overview of the services Azure provides to ensure the transition to cloud-powered HPC is as smooth as possible.

10:40 - 10:45

Research Technology Professional Community with Brian Gibson, EMEA Director, Higher Education & Research

What Research Software Engineers (RSEs), Data Scientists, Data Stewards and System Administrators can expect and gain by joining the community designed around them and their professional needs.


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