Evelyne Viegas is the Director of Semantic Computing at Microsoft Research. Semantic Computing is about interacting with data in rich, safe and semantically meaningful ways, to create the path from data to information, knowledge and intelligence. Her latest project working in partnership with universities and developers includes Try F#.
Christophe is a Senior Research SDE in the Connections team of Microsoft Research. One of his current interests is the development and the application of software to solve problems that involve massive amounts of data and computation. His recent project includes functional programming in the browser with Try F#.
Don Syme is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge. His main current responsibility is the design and implementation of F# (blog), though he’s also worked on C# and, indirectly, Visual Basic and other languages. His area is programming language design and implementation, with emphasis on making functional languages that are simpler to use, interoperate well with other
languages and which incorporate aspects of object-oriented, asynchronous and parallel programming.
Kenji Takeda, Solutions Architect and Technology
Dr Kenji Takeda is Solutions Architect and Technical Manager for the Microsoft Research Connections EMEA team. He has extensive experience in Cloud Computing, High Performance and High Productivity Computing, Data-intensive Science, Scientific Workflows, Scholarly Communication, Engineering and Educational Outreach.