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  • Blog Post: Celebrating eScience and the contributions of Paul Watson

    In preparation for my recent trip to Guarujá, Brazil, I did what any tech savvy eight-year-old would do: I searched the web for information about my destination. One of the top search results was a site that offered “41 Things to Do in Guarujá.” But from my point of view, that...
  • Blog Post: Learn what’s hot in computing research

    If you are interested in learning about some of the new technologies that Microsoft Research has developed, please join our live, online coverage from the 2014 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit on July 14, 09:00 to 17:30 Pacific Time. The Faculty Summit is an annual event—this marks our fifteenth...
  • Blog Post: Jim Gray would be proud

    The timing couldn’t have been better. I had come to Bethesda, Maryland, to present Dr. David Lipman , M.D., director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), with the seventh annual Jim Gray eScience Award . David was selected for his contribution to the development of NCBI...
  • Blog Post: The future of computing

    It is becoming increasingly apparent to us all that computers are everywhere, even in our cell phones, and can help us accomplish many tasks from finding information on the Internet to analyzing large genomic data sets. This morning, Bill Gates will address how computing contributes to improving our...
  • Blog Post: Finding Truths in Chicago

    I have just returned from the ninth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop , held in conjunction with the 2012 IEEE International Conference on eScience , at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As in previous years, the Microsoft workshop focused on exploring where we are now and what future progress we can anticipate...
  • Blog Post: David Breashears Brings the Himalayan Region to Life

    The participants in the 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit gained new appreciation for the changes facing the globe as David Breashears navigated the massive archive of photographic data that his team has gathered in many climbs through the Himalaya Mountains. We came away with a vivid understanding...
  • Blog Post: Tune in to the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2012

    What are the big challenges and hot trends in computer science research? How are the academic community and Microsoft Research working collaboratively to use computing to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems? On July 16 and 17, 400 elite academic investigators will explore these...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Latin American Faculty Summit: A Walk on the Intellectual Beach

    The weather is warm and balmy along Mexico’s renowned Riviera Maya, the venue for the 2012 Microsoft Research Latin American Faculty Summit . I’m sure my friends would tell me to get outside, walk along the beach, and think peaceful thoughts. Great suggestions, but I find myself drawn indoors...
  • Blog Post: Jim Gray eScience Award Winners Announced

    The Jim Gray eScience Award —named for Jim Gray, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft Research and a Turing Award winner who disappeared at sea in 2007—recognizes innovators whose work makes science easier for other scientists. It was a special pleasure to be part of the audience in Stockholm...
  • Blog Post: Latin American Workshop Explores Research Challenges and Collaboration Opportunities

    Fifty Latin American researchers and former Microsoft Research interns and Fellows gathered at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, in July to participate in the LATAM Workshop. The goals of this research workshop: share research challenges and results and seek opportunities to work together...
  • Blog Post: Brazilian Research Celebrated

    On March 17, Microsoft Research Connections and the São Paulo Research Foundation (better known by its Portuguese acronym: FAPESP) held a workshop to mark the ongoing collaborative efforts of the Microsoft Research-FAPESP Institute. The theme of the workshop—revisiting the past and planning...
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