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Event: Electric Cars, Self-Driving Cars, and Next Generation Transportation Technologies, 22 Jan

IESA (India Electronics and Semiconductor Association) presents a tech event focusing on next generation technologies in the transportation sector, including electric cars, battery technology, autonomous and connected vehicles, and related topics, on Monday, 22 Jan, 5pm to 7pm at MCCIA, SB Road.

The talks and speakers are as follows:

  • Adoption of EV in USA and opportunities in India, Dr. Rajiv Mathur, Head of Smart Transportation Programs at ProspectSV, San Jose, CA.
  • Next Generation Technologies in Automotive Electronics, Mr. Amit Jain, CEO and Exec Director, Advanced Electronics, Technology and Development, UNO Minda, NK Minda group.
  • Electronics Technology in Off-Highway vehicles, Mr. Devendra Bahirat, Head, John Deere Electronic Solutions, India and China

Adoption of EV in USA and opportunities in India

Abstract: Consumer electric vehicles have been in the US market since 2011, and have seen increasing acceptance supported by government policy coupled with financial incentives for consumers. While nearly all major OEMs have some EV offering, or plan to in the near future, market forces such as dropping oil prices, lack of EVSE and electric grid capacity have the potential to derail the growth trajectory of EV adoption. On the technology front, a breakthrough in inexpensive, high capacity and quick charging battery can accelerate faster adoption. More recently active research has now shifted to autonomous and connected vehicles. We will discuss this and related topics in this presentation.

Speaker Profile: Dr. Rajiv Mathur is the Head of Smart Transportation Programs at ProspectSV, responsible for many fronts from client engagements to operating ITS Signal Lab and helping accelerate new technology demonstrations in the TIZ. Working with the City of San Jose, and RSM, an innovative technology start-ups, he has facilitated sensor deployment at a city intersection to determine granular road usage data collection and for visualizing traffic flows in 2D and 3D. Rajiv is collaborating with California Dept of Transportation (CalTrans) in bringing leading industry partners to utilize and enhance the Connected Vehicles test bed in Palo Alto, CA. Prior to ProspectSV, he spent a year at Bay Area Climate Collaborative, as an Encore Fellow working on a variety of new EV program initiatives. Prior Rajiv had a three decade plus career at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara in a diverse array of technical and management positions related to silicon process and device modeling, and simulation. Most recently he served as Program Director in Intel Labs’ University Collaborative Research division where he managed Intel’s academic collaboration to several academic research centers at top tier universities, both in US and Europe. Rajiv holds a B.Sc. degree from St. Stephens College, (Delhi, 1974), an M.Sc. from Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, 1976) and Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, 1981), all in Physics.

Electronics Technology in Off-Highway vehicles

Abstract: Electronic components are widely used in Agricultural and off-highway vehicles in developed countries since 1990s. Advance technologies like GPS, Power Electronics and auto steer are also being adopted since last couple decades. Productivity and yield improvements are the main drivers behind the introduction of these technologies. We will discuss some of these examples. We will also look at some examples in India and what are the challenges that we face in this region in terms of technology introduction.

Speaker Profile:Devendra is associated with John Deere since April of 2000. Over the past few years he has successfully held numerous positions in the area of Electronics in the US and India. In his current role, he is heading John Deere Electronic Solutions, India and China. In is current role he has set up manufacturing plant for Electronic control units which are used in India and also exported to other John Deere units globally. Devendra is an active member of SAEINDIA for last several years. He led various activities of SAEINDIA OFF-HIGHWAY board during his tenure as the chairman of the board. Devendra completed Executive General Management from IIM, Bangalore, and holds degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Pune University.

Organized By

  • Mr. Ashok Chandak, IESA Past Chairman
  • Mr. Niranjan A. Pol (Member, Board of Directors and Exec Council), IESA and IESA Auto CIG CoChair
  • Mr. Sanjay Gupta, IESA Auto CIG Co-Chair

Registration, Fees, and Logistics

The talk is free, and open to all. Please RSVP at: support@iesaonline.org +91 80 41473251/+91 9535022268/+91 9900243972 Gaurav K Punjabi +91 9900919234

The talk is on Monday, 22 January from 5pm to 7pm, atSumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, No. 1 (A Wing, Ground Floor) 505, A-Wing, MCCIA Trade Tower, ICC Complex, 403, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.

Event: Talk on Planet-Scale Distributed Storage by YouTube/PayPal architect Sugu Sougoumarane

Talentica Software invites you to a talk by Sugu Sougoumarane, a senior architect at YouTube, and co-founder of Youtube’s Vitess Project, which is an open-source scalable, distributed storage system that is used by YouTube for scaling.

The talk is on Friday, 8th July, from 3pm to 5:30pm, at Talentica Software, 4th Floor, Amar Megaplex, Baner Road. (Ample parking on Baner Road near the venue.) The event is free and open to all, but RSVP is necessary.

About the Speaker – Sugu Sougoumarane

Sugu is the co-founder of Youtube’s Vitess project, which has been under development since 2010. He hails from BITS Pilani and has been in the software industry for over 30 years. He has experience in a variety of fields including computer graphics, compilers, IDEs, databases, payments and software architecture. Prior to YouTube, Sugu joined X.com/PayPal in its early stages where he built many of its core features. He was also a member of the elite scalability team that was responsible for keeping PayPal scalable.

Abstract of the Talk

Sugu will cover the following topics as a part of his presentation

General Storage Concepts and Guidelines:

  • Computing trends: How distributed systems are changing the way we design software.
  • Challenges of distributed systems: Principles that govern the trade-offs.
  • How to practically apply these principles in real-life systems.
  • What is Paxos and how to tone it down when it’s not always needed.
  • How to make 2PC work, when it has always failed
  • Simplifying it all.

Vitess, the present and future

  • How was Vitess started and why we open-sourced it
  • Evolution of Vitess, from a connection proxy to a sprawled out planet scale storage solution. We are the real cockroach.
  • V3, the latest coolness
  • What’s in the future

Location, Fees, and Registration

The talk is on Friday, 8th July, from 3pm to 5:30pm, at Talentica Software, 4th Floor, Amar Megaplex, Baner Road. (Ample parking on Baner Road near the venue.)

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. However, seating at the venue is limited, so you must RSVP by sending a mail to rsvp@talentica.com.

Event: “The Distributed Web and the Internet we Build Next” by Eric Klinker, CEO of BitTorrent

Presenting a talk by Eric Klincker, CEO of BitTorrent Inc, on Monday, 28th December, 4pm, at MCCIA, SB Road.

Whenever a distinguished technology leader visits Pune, we like to arrange a talk for the benefit of the tech community in Pune. For example a few months earlier, we had Vincent Hsu, CTO for Storage and SDE at IBM, and Mark Re, CTO of Seagate. Often, these talks have to be arranged at the last minute, with less than a week’s notice, and the date/times are constrained by the visitors’ schedule, but in spite of that, the community steps up and we end up having a great event.

This time, GSLab brings to us, Eric Klinker the CEO of a company and technology that truly changed the world – BitTorrent. The event will be on Monday, December 28th, at ICC Trade Center, SB Road. The schedule is as follows:

  • 3:45 – 4:15 pm Networking
  • 4:15 – 4:20 pm – Introduction
  • 4:20 – 5:20 pm – Eric’s Talk
  • 5:20 – 5:30 pm – Q&A and closure

(There is parking at the venue, but you’ll need to budget 10 minutes extra for security and parking. We started this week’s event exactly on time, so please plan to reach a bit early.)

Abstract of the Talk – The Distributed Web and the Internet we Build Next

Who has not heard of BitTorrent today? Come and listen to the philosophy behind this landmark company from none other than the CEO, Eric Klinker. He would like to talk about the Internet becoming increasingly centralized, straining the operating principles of openness and neutrality that have led to its phenomenal growth. But what if more of the web worked the way BitTorrent does? Eric will discuss a platform that powers a new way for web content to be published, accessed and consumed. Truly an Internet powered by people, one that lowers barriers and points towards a brighter future.

About the Speaker – Eric Klinker

Here’s what Eric’s Wikipedia Page describes him:

Eric Klinker is an American technology executive and is best known as the CEO of BitTorrent. Along with Bram Cohen and three other venture capitalists, he is also on the board of governors of BitTorrent. He was instrumental in formulating BitTorrent’s position on network neutrality, testifying before the FCC as well as other worldwide telecom regulators.

As CEO, he is credited with guiding BitTorrent through the 2008 financial crisis and growing the user base to over 170m users. In 2012, BitTorrent expanded its mission under Klinker and broadened the product portfolio, introducing additional distributed applications like BitTorrent Sync, BitTorrent Bundles, Bleep, and BitTorrent Live, a linear broadcasting P2P protocol also invented by Bram Cohen. In 2014, BitTorrent announced Project Maelstrom, a distributed web browser designed to power a new way for web content to be published, accessed and consumed.

Fees, Registration, Logistics

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://punetech.eventbrite.com/?aff=punetech

The event is from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, on Monday, 28 December, at Navalmal Firodia Hall, 5th Floor, A Wing, MCCIA, ICC Trade Tower, SB Road.

Event: “Trends in Storage & Software Defined Environments” by Vincent Hsu, CTO of IBM Storage

Announcing a talk by yet another global CTO of a top tech company in Pune.

Earlier this week we had the CTO of Seagate in Pune. One week later, we have Vincent Hsu, CTO for Storage and SDE at IBM who will talk about trends in Storage and in Software Defined Environments.

The event will be on Tuesday, July 28th, at ICC Trade Center, SB Road. The schedule is as follows:

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking
  • 6:00 – 6:05 – Introduction
  • 6:05 – 7:00 pm – Vincent’s Talk
  • 7:00 – 7:15 pm – Q&A and closure

(There is parking at the venue, but you’ll need to budget 10 minutes extra for security and parking. We started this week’s event exactly on time, so please plan to reach a bit early.)

About the Speaker – Vincent Hsu

Vincent (Yu-Cheng) Hsu is Vice President, IBM Fellow, CTO for Storage and SW Defined Environments. His responsibilities include future storage technology, storage system architecture, design and the solution integration. Currently, he is technical leader on IBM Storage technology for big data, cloud storage and software defined storage infrastructure.

Mr. Hsu has devoted his entire 23 years of his career on enterprise storage system development. He is a master inventor at IBM. He was named an IBM Fellow in 2012. In 2005 he was named a Distinguished Engineer (executive level engineer) and Chief Engineer for IBM Enterprise storage. In 2009, he was named the CTO for IBM disk storage leading IBM storage technology council to oversee storage technology for all IBM disk storage products.

Mr. Hsu is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineer and MBA degree. He is also a member of IBM Academy of Technology.

Fees, Registration, Logistics

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://punetech.eventbrite.com/?aff=punetech

The event is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, on Tuesday, 28 July, at Hall #4, 5th Floor, A Wing, MCCIA, ICC Trade Tower, SB Road.

Event: Talks on Challenges in Storage Technology by CTO & VP of Seagate – 21 July

We have two visitors in town – Dr. Mark Re, CTO of Seagate Technology and Pravin Desale, VP of Product Development at Seagate – and we are taking this opportunity of arranging an event where PuneTech readers get to hear them talk about the latest challenges in the area of storage technology.

The event will be on Tuesday, 21 July, at Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, MCCIA, ICC Trade Tower, SB Road, and the agenda is:

  • 5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking: Snacks and tea will be served
  • 6:00pm-6:05pm: Introduction of the Speakers
  • 6:05pm-6:30pm: Pravin Desale’s talk “Managing Storage Solutions in the Era of Data Explosion”
  • 6:30pm-7:15pm: Mark Re’s talk “Challenges in Hard Disk Design and Manufacturing and Case for a Hybrid Drive”.
  • 7:15pm-7:30pm: Q&A

Talk #1: Managing Storage Solutions in the Era of Data Explosion – Pravin Desale

Data has evolved from static information stored and forgotten, to a living entity that drives every interaction of every day. We are creating solutions to fit the increasing needs and demands of our data-driven society. The demand is literally exploding and we need a vast range of storage solution to address needs of this data explosion.

In this talk, we will illustrate how different technologies from accelerators to flash solutions to HDDs to archival HDDs address needs of different markets, for variety of platforms in multitude of use cases.

About the Speaker – Pravin Desale

Pravin Desale is Vice President of Product Development at Seagate Technology. He is responsible for all ASSPs, ASICs, FPGAs and structured ASICs for Seagate’s Hard drives, Hybrid Drives, Flash Acceleration Cards and Solid State Drives. Pravin Desale is also responsible for guiding India investments of Seagate and management structure for India entity for the company. Pravin Desale and his management team joined Seagate as a result of acquisition of Flash Business by Seagate from LSI Corporation/Avago in 2014.

Prior to joining Seagate, Pravin held various roles at LSI Corporation/Avago ranging from VP of RAID storage product development to General Manager of LSI’s India operations. Pravin has been Founder/Engineering leader at a number of smaller companies that he helped acquire/integrate within fortune 500 companies such as LSI corporation, National Semiconductor in India and the US. Pravin continues to be active within venture community as well as has held fiduciary roles at emerging technology start up entities over past few years.

Pravin has 23+ years of professional experience ranging from research and development of storage, networking and multimedia/communication products to managing profit loss (P&Ls), operational and engineering competencies for global development centers.

Talk #2: Challenges in Hard Disk Design and Manufacturing and Case for a Hybrid Drive – Mark Re

Dr. Re’s talk will focus on the hard disk drive challenges; clarify some misconceptions and share industry and technology roadmaps. These roadmaps address the capacity and performance challenges for designing and manufacturing storage products. He will highlight key features in each of these technologies, including sharing a Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) video demonstration. He will make the case for the solid-state hybrid drives, which combine the speed of flash technology with the capacity and cost benefits of hard drives. He will also introduce enhanced cache drives, briefly comparing the architectural data flows between hybrid drives and enhanced cache drives- highlighting innovation behind increased performance.

About the Speaker – Mark Re

Mark Re is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Seagate Technology. He is responsible for all hard disk drive product and component research and development. Prior to his appointment as CTO on July 1, 2013, Re held many different roles within Seagate, including: SVP of R&D Media, Media Operations, and Heads R&D.

Prior to joining Seagate in 2003, Re served as SVP of Research and Development at Read-Rite in Fremont, California. Earlier career highlights include management positions at IBM in San Jose, California, and Yorktown Heights, New York, where Re’s primary focus was magnetic recording heads. During his tenure there, Re was named an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 1997.

Re holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

About Seagate Technology

Seagate started off as a hard disk manufacturer – being the first company to develop the 5.25″ HDD – and quickly becoming one of the world’s leading brands of HDDs, but over the years it has extended its reach into other aspects of enterprise storage, and is now a leader in data storage solutions. The company provides hard disk drives, solid state drives, and solid state hybrid drives that are designed for enterprise servers and storage systems in mission critical and nearline applications; for client compute applications comprising desktop and mobile computing; and for client non-compute applications, such as digital video recorders, personal data backup systems, portable external storage systems, and digital media systems.

Seagate also offers data storage services, including online backup, data protection, and recovery solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. In addition, the company ships external backup storage solutions under its Backup Plus and Expansion product lines, as well as under the Samsung and LaCie brand names; Wireless Plus wireless drives; and network attached storage solutions under its Central, NAS, NAS Pro, and Rackmount NAS product lines. It sells its products primarily to OEMs, distributors, and retailers.

On March 12, 2013, Seagate announced that it was the first disk manufacturer to have cumulatively shipped two billion HDDs.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://punetech.eventbrite.com/?aff=punetech

The event is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, on Tuesday, 21 July, at Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, MCCIA, ICC Trade Tower, SB Road.

Event: “How to think like an MIT Media Lab Inventor” by Dr. Raskar of Media Lab – 10 July

Prof Ramesh Raskar, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and head of the Camera Culture research group at MIT Media Lab, will give a talk on “How to think like an MIT Media Lab Inventor” at COEP, on 10 July (tomorrow) from 11am to 12noon. (Note: the talk has been kept early to ensure that you will not get stuck in Palkhi traffic restrictions. There is parking at the venue)

Normally, I am not a fan of talk on “innovation”. But in this case, I would make an exception. Ramesh Raskar, has been involved in a number of innovations that are, to me, mindblowing. Like, the camera that can see around corners, visualizing individual photons in motion by recording video at a trillion frames per second, and much other such research. But, in addition to such high tech work, he is also looking at the bottom of the pyramid. For example, EyeNetra is a cheap (less than Rs. 100) accessory that anyone can snap on to an Android smartphone and use for detecting cataracts and other vision problems in places like rural India.

Most recently, he has started an initiative to bring innovation to solve real world urbanization problems in smaller towns in developing countries. This is Kumbhathon, which has been running in Nashik for the last few years.

Raskar is an alumnus of College of Engineering Pune.

The topic of this talk is to discuss Prof Raskar’s idea hexagon to let you build your own innovations the Media Lab way. Having been an inventor of 50 plus patents and author of numerous international publications, Prof Raskar proposes an idea hexagon that allows anyone to build game changing innovations.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1603875396527164/.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday 10th July
  • Time: 11 am to 12 noon (Updated timing)
  • Venue: CoEP mini auditorium near boat club
  • Fees and Registration: This event is free, and open for anyone to attend. Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1603875396527164/

Event: The Future of Scale Out Storage – by Ken Claffey VP&GM @ Seagate – 2 March

Seagate Technology, in conjunction with PuneTech and Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP) presents a talk on The Future of Scale Out Storage by Ken Claffey, VP & GM of the Storage Systems Group at Seagate Technologies, on Monday, 2nd March, at 6pm, in Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, ICC Trade Center, SB Road.

Abstract of the Talk

Big Data is changing the nature of storage infrastructure, traditional SAN and NAS systems are becoming obsolete. This disruption is creating opportunities for next generation scale out storage systems and converged infrastructure. Seagate as the world’s preeminent supplier of Disks Drives and Storage enclosures has a unique view point of this transition and the technology underpinnings that will be the foundation of a new data infrastructure designed to meet the challenges of big data. Seagate will present its view on this transition from the storage I/O device level all the way up the I/O stack to the application layer.

About the Speaker – Ken Claffey

Ken Claffey is Vice President and General Manager of Seagate’s Clusterstor™ HPC & Big Data business. Mr. Claffey led Seagate’s HPC initiative that started in 2009 and has led the successful execution of this strategy ever since. Mr. Claffey has also held senior management roles in Business Management, System Architecture, Business Development and Product Management functions at Xyratex, a storage and HPC technology company that was later acquired by Seagate. Prior to that, he held management positions at Adaptec and Eurologic Systems where he established and grew new businesses.

Venue

The event is from 6pm to 7pm on Monday, 2nd March, at the Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, Senapati Bapat Road.

Fees and registration

The event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here.

PuneTech Event: Data Analytics in Location & Intent Aware Mobile Promotions

This Friday, we have a distinguished visitor from the Silicon Valley – Sanjay Mittal, a serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor to startups, with a highly successful track record in building and managing software technology companies. He will talk about his current interest – use of Data Analytics in Location and Intent aware Mobile Promotions.

The event is on Friday, 13 September, 5pm to 7pm, at MCCIA, ICC Trade Towers, SB Road.

Abstract of Talk

Search, Location and Mobile Ads can be put together to create targeted promotions for mobile users. Measuring and improving performance of these promotions is a different matter altogether. Join us to hear Sanjay Mittal (Chairman & CTO of Spotzot Inc) walk you through importance, methods and instruments of data collection, analysis and ad tuning, and how it can create a win-win situation for retailers, advertisers, publishers and consumers.

About the Speaker – Sanjay Mittal

Software Entrepreneur, Technologist, Private Investor, Advisor to Startups. Highly successful track record in building and managing software technology companies. Strong technology background in internet and artificial intelligence technologies.

Sanjay is currently a co-founder, Chairman of the Board, and CTO at mobile startup SpotZot. SpotZot has built a network of 30 million high-intent mobile shoppers who regularly make their purchases offline at brick and mortar retailers. Spotzot reaches these shoppers by providing a location based in-app shopping service to high traffic shopping, search and game applications. Spotzot allows retailers and brands to help consumers discover the hottest trends, best offers and coupons and find a store nearby.

Sanjay has been a co-founder and CEO of NASDAQ-listed company Selectica which makes software products to help the largest companies in the world improve the effectiveness of their sales and contracting processes.

In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Sanjay has been a senior researcher at Xerox PARC, a director of TiE Silicon Valley, and many other achievements which can be seen on his linkedin profile

Sanjay has done his B.Tech. Electrical Engineering from IIT-Delhi in 1975, and an MS in CS from the University of Nebraska, USA.

Fees and Registration

The event is on Friday, 13 September, 5pm-7pm, at MCCIA Hall No. 5, 5th Floor, A-Wing, ICC Towers, SB Road. This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here

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Event: Global Technology Outlook 2013 by Dr. C. Mohan (IBM)

On Wednesday, Pune is fortunate to have a very distinguished visitor – Dr. C. Mohan, an IBM Fellow, IBM Master Innovator, inventor of the presumed abort commit protocol in database, and a list of other achievements and awards that is so long that you’ll get bored reading the list.

Mohan is giving a talk on the “Global Technology Outlook” on Wednesday, 24 July, 6pm, at Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent (SB Road). This talk should be of interest to not only technical people but also to a much broader set of people.

Abstract of the Talk

The Global Technology Outlook (GTO) is IBM Research’s vision of the future for information technology (IT) and its impact on industries that use IT. This annual exercise highlights emerging software, hardware, and services technology trends that are expected to significantly impact the IT sector in the next 3-7 years. In particular, the GTO identifies technologies that may be disruptive to an existing business, have the potential to create new opportunities, and can provide new business value to our customers. The 2013 GTO is built not only on its 31 predecessors, but the 100 years of IBM innovation. The 2013 GTO reports on six key findings which form 2 groups. The first group addresses The Rapidly Evolving Infrastructure while the second one addresses The Future of Big Data and Analytics. The six topics of GTO 2013 are: Mobile First, Scalable Services Ecosystems, Software Defined Environments, Multimedia and Visual Analytics, Contextual Enterprise and Personalized Education. In this talk, Mohan will share the GTO 2013 findings with the audience.

About the speaker – C. Mohan

Dr. C. Mohan has been an IBM researcher for 31 years in the information management area, impacting numerous IBM and non-IBM products, the research community and standards, especially with his invention of the ARIES family of locking and recovery algorithms, and the Presumed Abort commit protocol. This IBM, ACM and IEEE Fellow has also served as the IBM India Chief Scientist. In addition to receiving the ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award, the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award and numerous IBM awards, he has been elected to the US and Indian National Academies of Engineering, and has been named an IBM Master Inventor. This distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an inventor of 38 patents. He serves on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum and on the IBM Software Group Architecture Board’s Council. More information can be found at his home page

Fees and Registration

The talk is at 6pm, on Wednesday, 24 July, at the Dewang Mehta Auditorium, “Bhageerath”, Persistent Systems, SB Road.

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here

Talk: Research in Programming by Asst. MD of Microsoft Research India, July 5

CSI Pune presents a talk on “Research in Programming” by Sriram Rajamani, Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research India, on July 5, 6pm, at Persistent, SB Road.

Abstract of the Talk

Most people think about programming as a routine implementation activity,
primarily done in the industry, and primarily for economic gain. In this talk
it will be explained, why the topic of programming is an important subject of
research and scientific enquiry, with several interesting and hard questions,
such as: How do you write correct programs? How do you write programs that run
fast on modern multicore processors?  What does it take to program the cloud?
How do you debug a large program? Some research projects at Microsoft Research
India will be presented, that aim to address some issues in these questions.

About the speaker – Sriram Rajamani

Sriram holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, he is the assistant managing director of Microsoft Research India. More information on him can be found at: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/sriram/bio.aspx

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here

For any additional info, contact shekhar_sahasrabudhe@persistent.co.in