Friday, June 06, 2008

Bouncing Ideas: 'Trivial' VU research connects with NV business

On Monday, when Vanderbilt Engineering scientist Yi Cui visits Microsoft Research in Redmond, he'll be among fellow classmates and others who understand the importance of work that others may deem only "trivial but useful." After all, in the context of the next wave of Video on Demand enterprise, the work of Cui (at left) and others like him could reduce the demand for acres of servers and the energy they consume. At least one Nashville tech entrepreneur -- Bondware's Tim Choate (at right) -- found much to appreciate in Cui's work. Maybe Cui and his colleagues need more opportunities to spend time with entrepreneurs who understand their work, and who might be able to help ideas grow legs. Read the full story on the VNC website, here.

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