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  • Blog Post: Computing tools for the life sciences

    I recently sponsored an event in Manizales, Colombia, training biologists on .NET Bio and BioHPC , two projects that make computational research easier in the life sciences. As part of the training, Jarek Pillardy —the head of the Cornell Bioinformatics Facility (CBSU) at Cornell University—and...
  • Blog Post: Making the World a Better Place, One Fellow at a Time

    If you wanted to be certain that the best IT minds were focused on research into some of today’s most challenging societal problems, what would you do? How would you ensure that there is a global pipeline of computer-science talent? If you’re Microsoft Research, you would set aside US$1.4...
  • Blog Post: Computing Research Association Gathering Informs, Inspires

    In even-numbered years, North America's Computing Research Association (CRA) gathers computer-science department heads, deans, provosts, and major computer-science funding agencies at the Snowbird Resort and Conference Center in the Wasatch Mountains, not far from Salt Lake City. Hot on the heels of...
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