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  • Blog Post: New Spanish edition of “The Fourth Paradigm: Data Intensive Scientific Discovery”

    I had the pleasure of joining members of the Mexican research community on May 28, 2014, to celebrate the launch of the Spanish edition of The Fourth Paradigm: Data Intensive Scientific Discovery , a seminal collection of essays that expand on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray. The...
  • 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: 2012 Jim Gray Award Honors Antony John Williams

    It seems like only yesterday that the eScience team at Microsoft Research came up with the idea of recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of data-intensive computing with an award named in memory of Jim Gray. Jim was a man of vision. The breadth and clarity of the agenda he set forth has...
  • 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: 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: 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...
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