From Cloud Computing to Kinect – Join us at JISC DigiFest

Technology can be game-changing in education and research, but it’s often difficult to see the wood for the trees. At Microsoft Research we’re tasked with pushing boundaries and showing what the future might hold. Please join us at JISC DigiFest on 11-12 Mach 2013 in the Technology Garden, so we can talk to you about your work, and see how what we do might help you.

We’ll be showing how Kinect for Windows is transforming how we interact with and use technology, from a sign-language translation system, to gesture-control and real-time 3D scanning with KinectFusion.

imageWe’re excited to be working with the academic community to unlock the potential of cloud computing for researchers.

We’ll be on hand to talk about how our Windows Azure for Research programme offers free cloud computing awards, training, webinars, and technical guidance.

We’re currently supporting several projects across the UK and Ireland, and looking for more every couple of months throughout the year:


· Paolo Missier, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Analysis and Interpretation of Human Exome Sequencing for Clinical Diagnosis and EHR Integration in the Cloud

· Ian Gent, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Recomputation of Scientific Experiments

· Philip Kershaw, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom

· Blesson Varghese, University of St Andrews, UK
Real-time Catastrophe Risk Management on Windows Azure

· Julio Hernandez-Castro, University of Kent, UK
ChessWitan: Mining chess data to distinguish human from computer play

· Nadarajen Veerapen, University of Stirling, UK
Automated Bug Fixing

· Vassilis Glenis, Newcastle University, UK
Modelling Flood Risk in Urban Areas

· Liliana Pasquale, University of Limerick, Ireland
Minority Report: Using the Cloud to Enable Proactive Digital Forensic Investigations

So please come and join us at JISC DigiFest, and on LinkedIn, to tell us how technology can help you.

Kenji Takeda, Solutions Architect and Technical Manager, Microsoft Research

Learn more here:

· JISC DigiFest on 11-12 Mach 2013

· Join the Windows Azure for Research LinkedIn group

· Windows Azure for Research

· Windows Azure homepage

· Kinect for Windows

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