3nd Microsoft Research and IMDEA Software Institute Collaboration Workshop (MICW 2016)

The third Workshop of the Joint Research Center between Microsoft Research and the IMDEA Software Institute is taking place May 3-4, 2016, at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. The workshop is aimed at discussing collaborative work on chosen software projects and, where possible, to bring those advances to Microsoft’s businesses.

The workshop will focus on three topics:

• Security and Cryptography
• Programming Languages and Verification
• Multicore and Cloud Computing

It is organized by Markulf Kohlweiss and Judith Bishop from Microsoft Research and by Manuel Hermenegildo and Alexey Gotsman from the IMDEA Software Institute.

The workshop brings together researchers and students to discuss their collaborative work on hot topics in software in order to advance the state of the art and, where possible, to bring those advances to market.

The 2-day workshop include the following keynote speakers:

Pierre Ganty holds a joint PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Brussels, Belgium and from the University of Genova, Italy that he obtained late 2007. After his PhD, Pierre did a nearly two year postdoc at the University of California, Los Angeles. Pierre joined the IMDEA Software institute in the Fall 2009 as a tenure-track assistant research professor. He was granted tenure and promoted to associate research professor in December 2015.



Dr. Brian A. LaMacchia — “bal” to his friends — is the Director of the Security & Cryptography group within Microsoft Research (MSR) where his team conducts basic and applied research and advanced development. Brian is also a founding member of the Microsoft Cryptography Review Board and consults on security and cryptography architectures, protocols and implementations across the company. Before moving into MSR in 2009, Brian was the Architect for cryptography in Windows Security, Development Lead for .NET Framework Security and Program Manager for core cryptography in Windows 2000. Prior to joining Microsoft, Brian was a member of the Public Policy Research Group at AT&T Labs—Research.
In addition to his responsibilities at Microsoft, Brian is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Bloomington and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Brian is also the General Chair of Crypto 2016 and an ex officio member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). Brian received S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990, 1991, and 1996, respectively.

More information can be found at the MSR-IMDEASW Joint Research Center web site and the Workshop site at Microsoft Research

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