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Microsoft Research leader Jeannette Wing leaving for new Columbia University role
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Microsoft Research leader Jeannette Wing leaving for new Columbia University role

Famous pc scientist Jeannette Wing, the Microsoft Research company vp, will go away the Redmond firm to steer Columbia University’s Information Science Institute beginning in early July.

“Jeannette Wing is a pioneering determine on the planet of pc science analysis and training, and her addition to the University’s tutorial management staff displays the persevering with enlargement of our work on this discipline,” stated Lee Bollinger, the Columbia University president, announcing Wing’s move today.

Wing originally joined Microsoft in 2012, after twice serving as the top of Carnegie Mellon’s pc science division. She labored on the Nationwide Science Basis as an assistant director from 2007 to 2010, main the world of the NSF that funds U.S. tutorial pc science analysis. Amongst different accomplishments, Columbia cites her 2006 essay, “Computational Thinking,” for serving to to “reinvigorate pc science analysis and educating.”

“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of Columbia and returning to my tutorial roots, working with colleagues to assist the University fulfill its dedication to fixing main challenges in our world,” Wing stated in a press release. “By means of fast advances in pc science, statistics and operations analysis, we’re simply starting to discover the facility of data-driven discovery and decision-making. On the identical time, the automated assortment and evaluation of private information elevate essential new moral issues. Columbia is ideally positioned to steer this exploration.”

Underneath CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has been working to streamline the method of getting analysis initiatives out of the labs and into merchandise. Microsoft govt Harry Shum ultimately oversees Microsoft Research as the top of the corporate’s Synthetic Intelligence and Research Group.

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