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  • Blog Post: Fully data-constrained terrestrial carbon model - view and comment on the paper

    If you’re interested in how carbon impacts the overall climate models – you’ll really be interested in the paper just published by Matthew Smith , et al - our Microsoft Researchers from our Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group (CEES) in Cambridge England.  Not only can you view...
  • Blog Post: Achieving Climate Sustainability – Article in American Meteorological Society

    Bill Gail has written a thoroughly thought provoking piece Achieving Climate Sustainability in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  One of the things I really like about Bill is that he understands the challenge of climate sustainability and the intersection of the Earth system...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Papers from MSR – Nov 2008

    Papers from the November 2008 drop Microsoft Research I found quite interesting. Txt-it Notes: Paper Based Text Messaging Stuart Taylor - November 2008 Text messaging or SMS (Short Message Service) has be-come a ubiquitous form of communication, particularly amongst the younger generations. However,...
  • Blog Post: Science Cribsheets from SEED Magazine

    With all the activity in different science domains – I always keep an eye on the Science Cribsheets that SEED magazine puts out.   The latest, #16 is on Synthetic Biology…they’ve covered many topics from Stem Cells, Hurricanes, Climate Change, etc.     Seed: Cribsheet Technorati Tags...
  • Blog Post: OLAP and Scientific Data

    While I’ve been pushing the ideas of using OLAP data cubes to evaluate scientific data for awhile, I thought it might be a good time to pull together some relevant papers and links. I believe OLAP is ideal to help analyze large quantities of data including time series information...making it easier for...
  • Blog Post: Making Sense of Data Overload: An Innovative Approach to Progressive Data Analysis

    It's really good to see that the datamining work ( ProDA ) that Cyrus Shahabi of USC is getting more visibility - the use of wavelet compression is a really neat way to deal with large amounts of data and make it easy to see the trends...you can see why folks like Chevron were interested in it. Making...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Spatial Coordinate Systems: Flat Maps for a Round Planet

    Always looking for interesting papers that educate you on domains - really enjoyed this paper... Introduction to Spatial Coordinate Systems: Flat Maps for a Round Planet SQL Server Technical Article Writers: Isaac Kunen Summary: This paper is an introduction to Earth-oriented coordinate systems, projections...
  • Blog Post: [Papers] Supporting Finite Element Analysis with a Relational Database Backend; There is Life beyond Files

    In a discussion I had today around ways to advance a scientific problem I was reminded of Jim Gray and Gerd Heber's trilogy - Supporting Finite Element Analysis with a Relational Database Backend .  The three papers are really a good resource for understanding how databases can be used in scientific...
  • Blog Post: 2008 Frontiers of Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium

    Currently heading back from the 2008 Frontiers of Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium setup by GaTech and Emery University - I really enjoying going to this yearly symposium (my 3rd year) and am honored to be able to speak.  The symposium brings together researchers (materials, computing, cancer) and...
  • Blog Post: [Paper] Statistical Resolution of Ambiguous HLA Typing Data

    A MSR Tech Report is now available on Statistical Resolution of Ambiguous HLA Typing Data - Here's the non-technical summary of the paper: At the core of the human adaptive immune response is the train-to-kill mechanism in which specialized immune cells are sensitized to recognize small peptides from...
  • Blog Post: MSR Learning Assessment Toolkit

    Yesterday I had a really good discussion with Jamie Cromack on her efforts around putting together a Learning Assessment Toolkit. This toolkit is are valuable asset for professors teaching both in CS and STEM. The Microsoft Research Assessment Toolkit was conceived to provide higher education faculty...
  • Blog Post: Dual Boot CCS and Linux Whitepaper

    Just saw VolkerW post info on the whitepaper to help understand how to setup a cluster to dual boot between WinCCS and Linux...very helpful. Dual Boot CCS and Linux Hot off the (virtual) press: "Windows ® Compute Cluster Server 2003 and Linux." Many partners, especially in academia, have asked about...
  • Blog Post: Reporting@Home: Delivering Dynamic Graphical Feedback in Community Computing Projects

    I meant to do an entry on this paper by Stuart Ozer (MSR) and David Kim & David Baker ( Rosetta@Home ) months ago...it's a great way to integrate SQL Reporting services w/ something like Rosetta@Home, and provide really great service for not only the community users - but also for the researchers...
  • Blog Post: HIV related papers

    I previously mentioned the release of the BioTools by David Heckerman and Carl Kadie from MSR - here's 3 papers that utilize that work. The first and third are advances in HIV vaccine design. The second is an advance in identifying genotype-phenotype correlations for personalized medicine. Z. Brumme...
  • Blog Post: Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Under the Hood

    Here's a really good paper on how to utilize SharePoint to create application templates - it goes through all the different features of SharePoint - lists, workflows, SharePoint Desinger, forms, etc. Now let's see who can utilize it to create some interesting Science based templates... Windows SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Delivering End-to-End High-Productivity Computing

    Here's a very good paper outlining the work by Marc Holmes (MTC) and Simon Cox on producing an end to end solution using WinCCS (HPC) and many other technologies - it would be great to get feedback from others if they have setup their WinCCS cluster this way or if there are architectures they are using...
  • Blog Post: [Paper] Bioconjugated quantum dots for multiplexed and quantitative immunohistochemistry

    Great to see this paper on Quantum Dots in Nature Protocols by May Wang and Shuming Nie...along w/ the other authors from GaTech and Emory. I've been tracking their work and it really seems promising on helping to get to the goal of personalized medicine. Bioconjugated quantum dots for multiplexed and...
  • Blog Post: [Paper] How We Watch the City: Popularity and Online Maps

    Very interesting paper by Danyel Fisher on what users are looking at when using Virtual Earth - one interesting piece was the very bright spot on the shores of Lake Washington that points out Bill Gates house. How We Watch the City: Popularity and Online Maps One way of conceptualizing physical spaces...
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