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Three Dartmouth professors invited to Microsoft Summit

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 07/17/06 • Susan Knapp (603) 646-3661

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Three Dartmouth professors have been invited to participate in the 2006 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit on July 17-18. Andrew Campbell, associate professor of computer science, Edmond Cooley, associate professor of engineering and senior lecturer at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, and Joseph Rosen, a plastic surgeon at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and adjunct associate professor of engineering, were all asked to be part of this invitation-only event.

The annual summit is an opportunity for academic researchers and teachers to join Microsoft researchers and product group engineers and architects to talk about computing issues and research trends. The event brings approximately 350 academics from 175 institutions around the world to Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., campus. The theme this year is "Computing at the Center of Transformation."

Campbell says he's interested to learn what Microsoft Research (MSR) is doing in the area of sensor networks and more generally in the area of mobile computing. "Recently MSR started a group on sensor networks as an important new initiative there, and that aligns with my group at Dartmouth, the Sensor Network Systems Laboratory in the Computer Science Department," he says. "I'm going to check out what they are up to."

Rosen is attending the summit to talk about his project to create a network-centric telemedicine system that will aid health care in Vietnam. The project was developed in collaboration with former student Eliot Grigg, a member of the Dartmouth class of 2001. "We're using the general concept behind E-ticket check-in machines at airports: standardized, ubiquitous, electronic devices designed to be user-friendly. I think Microsoft liked the fact that we want to utilize cell phones and small hand-held computers in a new way," says Rosen.

Cooley wants to learn about funding opportunities for the coming year. "I want to learn about emerging technologies, particularly in the wireless, handheld, and 'wearable' space, and I want to see the Demo Fest to get a sense of what others are doing to drive the advancement of computer science and engineering," he says.

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