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  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces new research tools at the 2014 Faculty Summit

    We’re here at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington, where the first day of the 2014 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit is underway. The event kicked off with an opening keynote from Harry Shum , executive vice president of Microsoft’s Development and Research group, during...
  • Blog Post: Korea’s computer science talent sparkles at Microsoft Research Asia

    As part of Microsoft Research’s commitment to encouraging and supporting the up-and-coming generation of researchers worldwide, Microsoft Research Asia sponsored "Korea Day at Microsoft Research 2014" on June 9 in Beijing, China. The event was the culmination of a 10-month research project competition...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research – Inria Joint Centre: inventing today, tomorrow’s world

    When world-class research organizations work together on a long-term basis, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. That premise underlies Microsoft Research’s collaborative projects and joint ventures around the globe, including our recently renewed joint research center with Inria (the...
  • Blog Post: Computer science takes center stage in Chile

    Where would you look to find new approaches to solving today’s economic, scientific, and social problems? If you answered Viña del Mar, Chile, from today through May 9, you’re right—as that’s where and when more than 250 thought leaders are gathered for the Microsoft Research...
  • Blog Post: Join us in exploring the future of computing—virtually!

    Computing has changed the world—from online shopping, to social media, to big data analyses of, well, just about everything. The rate of computing-driven change continues unabated, and we find ourselves wondering: what are the hot trends and burning issues in computer science research today? On...
  • Blog Post: eScience Takes the Stage at Latin American Workshop

    Big Data: these words are on the lips of researchers everywhere these days. But it’s more than a catch phrase—it’s a reality in the burgeoning world of eScience, as investigators strive to make sense of the seemingly endless flow of new information. Nowhere is the push to understand...
  • 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: Big Data Blows into the Windy City

    This week, the annual Microsoft eScience Workshop is being held in Chicago (the “Windy City”), providing an unparalleled opportunity for domain scientists, researchers, and technologists to discuss the benefits and difficulties of incorporating more computing and information technology into...
  • Blog Post: Attracting More Women and Minorities to Technology Careers: An Intern's Perspective

    As many of you know by now, I am super passionate about how we are going to double the number of women and ethnic minorities in computer science and informatics across the world. As part of my efforts to take on this achievable but daunting task, I have hired two outstanding women (who are pursuing their...
  • Blog Post: Seventh Cambridge PhD Summer School: the Biggest and Busiest Yet

    Almost 90 PhD students convened for the seventh PhD Summer School The first week of July was an exciting one for us here at Microsoft Research Cambridge, as we hosted the seventh PhD Summer School . Each year, we invite scholars in the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme , as well as students...
  • Blog Post: Summit Promotes Women in Computing

    For the past three days I’ve been at the NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) 2012 Summit on Women and IT , and what a three days it’s been! The annual NCWIT Summit is a celebration of girls and women in technology, but above all, it’s an opportunity for leaders...
  • Blog Post: Get a Jump on Space Day

    Looking for a fun, educational, and inexpensive way to observe Space Day? The Museum of Flight in Seattle is throwing an early-bird celebration the evening before, and the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope team will be celebrating with them. On Thursday, May 3, the museum is offering free admission from...
  • Blog Post: Women in Computing Workshop Explores Gender Diversity Issues

    The Women in Computing workshop took place at the recent 2011 Latin American Faculty Summit . Amidst Faculty Summit topics such as open data, the role of basic research, and cluster and cloud computing, the Women in Computing workshop explored the underrepresentation of women in technology in Latin America...
  • 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: Microsoft Web N-gram Services Now in Public Beta Worldwide

    Late last year, Microsoft Research, in partnership with Bing , Microsoft's decision engine, introduced a private beta testing of Microsoft Web N-gram Services. The goal of Microsoft Web N-gram Services is to support research conducted using large data sets, particularly to engage the academic community...
  • 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 Trans-Atlantic Discussion of The Fourth Paradigm

    Last week I had the opportunity to lead a discussion on The Fourth Paradigm with attendees at an e-science and research data management conference . Thanks to technology, specifically Microsoft Office Live Meeting, I was able to participate from Redmond even though the conference was held at the University...
  • Blog Post: Digital Preservation: Informing Tomorrow Today

    Ironically, the faster we progress in terms of technology, the shorter the lifespan of our tools becomes. History that was etched into stone walls or tablets millennia ago is still readable in its original format, much more clearly and easily accessible, in fact, then data “saved” a few years...
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