Friday, October 24, 2008

Session on I-robot at Dr.A Institute of Technology

<a href="" target="_new" title="Irobot@AIT">Video: Irobot@AIT</a>

Will write more details soon.... :) watch the video add comments :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tech Vista 2008

It's been quite a long time since I wrote something in my blog! As i have been travelling a lot, had sporadic access to the Internet hence couldn't blog for sometime .... Recently had been to an interesting event known as TechVista in Chennai, Four Microsoft Student Partners from Bangalore had registered for the event! The event comprised of a series of interesting sessions from Microsoft Research.

The speakers and sessions at TechVista 2008 included:

Computer Science in the Future Abstract
* Prof. John Hopcroft, IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics in Computer Science at Cornell University. Prof. Hopcroft has also been honored with the A.M. Turing Award.

Program Obfuscation and One-Time Programs Abstract
Prof. Shafi Goldwasser
, RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and of computer science and applied mathematics at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Prof. Goldwasser has twice won the Gödel Prize, first in 1993, and again in 2001.

Computational Cameras: Redefining the Image Abstract
Prof. Shree Nayar
, T. C. Chang Chaired Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academies, Washington DC in 2008, and received the NTT Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the NTT Basic Research Laboratory, Japan, in 1994.

Making an Impact, Microsoft Research Abstract
* Dr. Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research. Dr. Rashid was presented with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Emanuel R. Piore Award in 2008. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2003 and 2008 respectively.

Weaving the World's Photos Abstract
* Dr. Rick Szeliski, Group Lead, Interactive Visual Media Group, Microsoft Research. He was elected an IEEE fellow in 2004.

Computational Biology and Vice Versa Abstract
* Dr. Vijay Chandru, Chairman, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Strand Life Sciences. He is an academic turned entrepreneur. A co-founder of Strand Life Sciences, a leading in silico life sciences company, he currently serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the company. He also co-founded the Association of Biotech led Enterprises (ABLE) and continues to serve as an executive council member. Dr. Chandru is the recipient of several awards and honors.

It was indeed a great event and learnt a lot regarding Research, some innovative ideas on new technology, and met great minds from the Computer Industry and Academia.

Special Thanks to Diwaagar , Microsoft Student Partner from Chennai for making good arrangements for all the Bangalore MSP's , Thanks a million Diwaagar :-) .

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MSP Boot Camp

My session at Microsoft Student Partner Meet @ GOA

Oh yeah it was one hell of a joy ride to heaven! First thought !

Dude are you going to GOA for some Tech Event!??? that's disgusting man! People go to GOA for enjoying life, Romancing with Hot Women on the beach side, play beach volley ball.... you know those kind of things.....!

Hmmmm.....Thats exactly what i thought too! But being a Technology Enthusiast what excites me is Technology with Fun and that's what happened in GOA! We had great fun and at the same time learnt a lot , networked with people all around India. Had a great night @ Disco, Parasailing.......!

Parasailing was really awesome, after that i have decided to sky dive! atleast once in my Life.... I tried my hand in all the water sports, Water skoot, Jet Ski, banana ride. Even Danced with an Italian @ Disco! She taught me Salsa! although i just managed to move my feet! :P....

If you want a detailed description umm... like a book on "Trip to GOA" check out Sattvik's post.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Open Source OS from Microsoft Research

BdotNetStudent User Group organized a Hands-On-Session in the Microsoft building in Bangalore on September 28th 2008. The topic of the session was "Singularity - Open Source OS from MS Research".I have come across a lot of people who are ready to debate when they hear Open Source and Microsoft! They even start comparing linux and windows! Now lets see what "singularity" does being a Open Source Operating System from Microsoft Research.

From wikipedia :
"Singularity is an experimental operating system being built by Microsoft Research since 2003. It is intended as a highly-dependable OS in which the kernel, device drivers, and applications are all written in managed code."

Sattvik Chakravarthy , Microsoft Student Partner from RNSIT was the speaker for the Hands-On-Session, here are his Presentation Slides :

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.
You can also try out the tutorial i.e compile the source and run it on Virtual PC , just see the links below.....

Links :
Sattvik's take on Singularity
Urjit on Singularity
Singularity from MSR

for more details on "singularity" , feel free to contact :