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Microsoft Research India announced it's community research portal, www.researchconnector.net at it's flagship research symposium, TechVista, which was held in Coimbatore, January 24. The portal will provide a platform, where students can connect with the leading computer science faculty and researchers from across India. News is in that, ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society will be a key partner in the Research Connector.
Research Connector's long term goals is to provide an environment where students from diverse academic backgrounds, can learn about computer science research and gain access to faculty from leading institutions. The portal also looks towards exposing students to real world problems, that will in turn, sharpen their skills.
Tony Hey, Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections said "Research has always been critical to the advancement of technology in any field, and even more so in an area as dynamic as Computer Science. We hope researchconnector.net will play a role in helping India produce high quality researchers who will define the technologies of the future".
Research Connecter might turn out to be a welcome site for students, as it will give them an opportunity to bridge their aspirations of a career in research, with hands on experience. Let take a look at some of the features, the community research portal has to offer.
Research Connector will source out live projects, that students can work on. These projects will typically be provided by faculty of participating institutions and also evaluated by them.
The portal will also feature forums for research-discussions amongst researchers, scientists, faculty and students. Also, the forums will give info on current updates, in the field computer science, pointers to important research papers and other resources.