Microsoft Research India announced its involvement in the Unique
Identification of India (UIDAI) project at TechVista 2010 in
Bangalore. The project seeks to provide valid identities to India's
population of more than a billion people. "I am looking forward to
working with researchers on technologies like multilingual computing
and biometrics," says UIDAI chairperson Nandan Nilekani. Microsoft
Research India also launched a portal for the computer science
community called ResearchAndYou.com
. The portal is designed to bridge
the gap between computer science researchers and the large pool of
potential research talent in India. The Web site will provide students
with an interactive forum where they can connect with researchers to
ask questions and explore research opportunities. The site also will
act as a single source of information for resources in different
disciplines. TechVista 2010 also brought together a panel of ACM A.M.
Turing award recipients, including Barbara Liskov, Tony Hoare, Butler
Lampson, and Tony Hey, to discuss the future of computing.
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