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  • Blog Post: Top student research recognized at ACM banquet

    Students dream of attending major conferences, where they can present their work and interact with top researchers. For many, however, this dream remains just that, as funds for student attendance are in short supply. Microsoft Research receives many requests to fund conferences each year, and organizers...
  • Blog Post: Women Students Compete at Worldwide Hackathon

    Engineers Week: it takes place every February, a celebration of accomplishments in mechanical, civil, chemical, and biomedical engineering. Why, I wonder, do we hear so little about the breakthroughs powered by computer and information sciences? And why do we almost never hear about the importance of...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Excellence at POPL 2013

    Arrivederci, Roma: As the 40th ACM Principles of Programming Languages conference ( POPL 2013 ) drew to a close on Friday, January 25, 2013, I was struck by how much it was a celebration of excellence, and I was pleased that Microsoft Research could play a big part in that. With three of our labs represented—Cambridge...
  • Blog Post: Conference in Beijing Spotlights Programming Languages

    Performance, architecture, execution, bugs, and programs: these words are heard time and again in the context of a major computer science conference. So it was in Beijing this month at PLDI 2012 , the conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation. Terminology and accompanying innovative...
  • Blog Post: New Forum Promotes Computer Science and Mathematics

    Each year, the Association for Computing Machinery ( ACM ) presents the A.M. Turing Award , widely considered the “Nobel Prize of computer science.” As ACM’s European chairman, I had the privilege of signing an agreement that will extend the influence of Turing Award recipients in the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Computer Science Educators—Inspiring the Next Generation

    Microsoft believes fervently in the promise of technology. It only follows that we have great interest in inspiring the next generation of computer scientists who will be technology leaders of tomorrow—possibly even as Microsoft employees. So it’s no surprise that Microsoft is a major supporter...
  • Blog Post: Women in Technology Hop to It in Portland

    From November 9 to 12, 2011, Portland, Oregon, the City of Roses, becomes the City of Hoppers, as technology-minded women from the across the United States flock to the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing , an annual conference that brings the research and career interests of women in...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Education Week Spotlights the Needs in U.S. Schools

    As computer-science researchers, we at Microsoft Research are committed to strong computer-science education programs. With more than 800 researchers worldwide, we know firsthand the value of a solid computer-science education, which is why Microsoft Research is a proud supporter of the second annual...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web N-gram Services: Expanded Availability, New API

    During the Association for Computing Machinery's 33rd annual SIGIR Conference, on July 19-23, 2010 in Geneva, Microsoft Research is announcing enhancements to the Microsoft Web N-gram Services, available free via a cloud-based platform. Microsoft Research created Microsoft Web N-gram Services to help...
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