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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: 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...
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