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  • Blog Post: Innovators Wanted

    I WANT YOU…. Anyone who grew up in the United States, as I did, is familiar with the famous World War II recruiting poster of Uncle Sam exhorting young Americans to enlist in the armed forces. (No, I wasn’t alive then, but the poster is an icon.) Well, Uncle Sam is calling again, not...
  • Blog Post: New Award Honors Significance of Open, Available Data

    For several years, Microsoft External Research has been a proud sponsor of the BioMed Central Research Awards . The awards honor excellence in an approach to publishing known as "open access research," whereby content is available not only to subscribers but also to anyone online. This year, as a...
  • Blog Post: Stanford Students Take to the Cloud

    In conducting research, we often look to the past for answers. Today, at Stanford University, I had the opportunity to look to the future. This morning I watched four excellent presentations delivered by the teams of students enrolled in CS210 , Project-Based Computer Science Innovation & Development;...
  • Blog Post: Greetings from Brazil: Microsoft Research and FAPESP Open 2010 Latin American Faculty Summit

    Impactful research and discovery enhances the quality of life across our planet. That’s one of the reasons I am honored to chair Microsoft Research’s sixth annual Latin American Faculty Summit in Guaruj á , Brazil. The summit is a great example of Microsoft Research’s commitment...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s External Research Symposium: Where Diversity Accelerates Discovery

    At the heart of all great research there are two key components: learning and collaboration. Last month, at Microsoft’s External Research Symposium , there was an abundance of each. In addition to being an incredibly interesting two days, the symposium plays a significant role in our mission to...
  • Blog Post: The First U.S. National Robotics Week

    This week sees the celebration of the first National Robotics Week in the US. Being one of the early advocates for Microsoft’s activities in robotics since late 2003, and as Microsoft Research’s representative (with Tandy Trower for Microsoft Robotics) in the Computing Community Consortium’s...
  • Blog Post: F# Officially Joins Visual Studio

    It’s official: With today’s launch , F# makes its formal debut as a part of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 . Although F# has proved its ability to make a significant positive impact on the lives of professional programmers and others, the inclusion of version 2.0 of F# in Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: A Smart Duo: Fetal Monitors and Mobile Technology

    At the heart of the thousands of debates and discussions regarding healthcare is the age-old and industry-agnostic issue of supply and demand. On one side of the equation there are hospitals, healthcare practitioners, equipment, research and many other factors. On the other side there are billions of...
  • Blog Post: Charles P. Thacker Honored with A.M. Turing Award

    Congratulations to Charles P. Thacker, a technical fellow with Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, who was recently honored with the Association for Computing Machinery’s highest accolade, the A.M. Turing Award. Please click here to read more.
  • Blog Post: Introducing Chemistry Add-in for Word

    Every discipline has its own language. The ability to communicate and collaborate in a discipline-specific language is essential to scientific research, especially in an environment characterized by staggering volumes of data. In chemistry, not only is there a specific language, but also specific...
  • Blog Post: Happy International Women's Day

    Today is the 99 th annual International Women’s Day, and an opportunity to discuss an issue that should concern all of us: the lack of women in computing. Even though we’ve made slight progress recently—according to data shared by the National Center for Women & Information Technology...
  • Blog Post: Updated Microsoft Biology Foundation Available for Free Download

    There is an old saying that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. When it comes to scientific puzzles, especially those specific to bioinformatics, that adage could well be that if you cannot see it, you cannot solve it. Although still under development, the Microsoft Biology Foundation...
  • Blog Post: What do Ada Lovelace, Barbie and I all have in common?

    This post originally appeared on The Official Microsoft Blog . The National Science Foundation reports that women currently make up only 19.5 percent of engineering bachelor degree recipients and 11 percent of professional engineering positions in the United States. Those are unfortunate numbers...
  • Blog Post: WorldWide Telescope: Exploring globally, learning locally

    T ha n ks to a productive collaboration among members of the global research community, the WorldWide Telescope is in the process of becoming more worldwide in its reach and impact. By adding support for new languages, a process that is well underway, the WorldWide Telescope is becoming a more useful...
  • Blog Post: Living in The Fourth Paradigm

    Jim Gray’s untimely death in 2007 marked a profound loss for the global research community. Jim’s passionate approach to research drove him to explore and test his vision rigorously, to question assumptions at every turn, to relentlessly push the limits of possibility regardless of what was...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Microsoft External Research blog

    The inspiration behind this blog is a strong desire to foster connections that lead to meaningful breakthroughs; to engage in ongoing dialog in an open forum; to discuss and debate the information and ideas critical to harnessing the power of science and technology to address the most urgent global challenges...
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