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  • Blog Post: Buildings Go Green…in the Cloud

    As I listened to U.S. President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address in January, I was struck by the emphasis he placed on addressing global climate change and the need for clean energy. “The path toward sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult,” the president...
  • Blog Post: Low-Energy GPS Sensing Looms Large

    Location sensing has become ubiquitous—it’s present every time you turn on your smartphone or engage your car’s navigation system. It’s also become critical to a variety of outdoors and remote research applications, such as wildlife tracking, participatory environmental sensing...
  • Blog Post: Summit Illuminates Computer Science Research in Latin America

    I’m back home after an exciting and inspiring Microsoft Research Latin American Faculty Summit , which took place in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, from May 23 to 25. The 2012 Latin American Faculty Summit marked the eighth edition of a research event that started as my “brainchild” in 2005...
  • Blog Post: How to Say “Fourth Paradigm” in Portuguese

    Through my work with academics in Brazil, I have witnessed an increasing awareness of the importance of computing in advancing scientific research in such areas as bioenergy, biodiversity, climate change, and plant physiology. In order to advance these fields, scientists need to deal with increasingly...
  • Blog Post: Open Data for Open Science: The Rise of X-Informatics

    Astronomy is rapidly becoming exponentially data rich, with data management, data exploration, and knowledge discovering becoming central to the research enterprise. This has brought about great opportunity for growth and discovery in both astronomy and computational science. It has also created many...
  • 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: Celebrating Earth Day 2010

    This week marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which began as a way to not only honor the planet but to remind us to treat the Earth respectfully. Four decades later, thanks to the vision and dedication of those who established the very first Earth Day, it is now common to consider and question the...
  • 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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