February 26, 2016  

Microsoft Research vice president to discuss computing innovations

Jeanette M. Wing

Jeanette M. Wing 
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Jeanette M. Wing, corporate vice president at Microsoft Research, will deliver the lecture, Research at Microsoft: Beyond the Horizon, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (March 3) in Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121.

Wing will discuss Microsoft Research's mission, culture and values, the importance of academic and industrial collaborations, and the potential impact on science, technology and society. The event is free and open to the public.

Microsoft Research is an industrial research lab that supports open, basic research with a mission to promote state-of-the-art advancements in computer science while doing rapid technology transfer to industry.

Wing joined Microsoft Research in 2013 and is well known in the computer science community for her advocacy of "computational thinking," an approach to problem solving, designing systems and understanding human behavior that draws on concepts fundamental to computer science.

She is chair of the DARPA Information Science and Technology board and chair-elect of the AAAS section on Information, Computing and Communications. She is a former assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

She served twice as head of the Department of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University - before her term at NSF and again upon her return to Carnegie Mellon. Wing received her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a student, she worked at Bell Laboratories and Xerox PARC.

Lecture sponsors include Discovery Park, Lilly Endowment, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Research Center for Open Digital Innovation, Cyber Center, Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation, Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Center for Predictive Materials and Devices, and the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation. 

Writers: Anna Schultz, 812-447-5229, schult70@purdue.edu

Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133, pfiorini@purdue.edu 

Source: Sabine Brunswicker, director Purdue Research Center for Open Digital Innovation, 765-494-0880, brunswi@purdue.edu 

Related video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dllSPcPa3c 

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