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  • Blog Post: Celebrating diversity in computing

    Smart managers have long recognized the importance of diversity in the workplace. They know from experience what empirical research has shown: diverse teams outperform those made up of individual “all stars,” particularly when it comes to innovation. The value of diversity is why Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Machine learning in the cloud made easier for researchers—Azure ML grants available

    It seems that everybody today wants to employ machine learning in their research. And why not? Machine learning promises to transform our ability to understand, model, and predict the world around us. It is pushing boundaries in areas as diverse as image recognition , cardiac patient risk management...
  • 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: Partnerships propel computer science

    As part of its commitment to basic research, Microsoft invests in creating joint research centers around the world. These collaborative engagements typically involve multi-year research programs across a broad range of projects that push the boundaries of computer science. In the last week, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: PhD students convene in Cambridge for 2013 Summer School

    Sixty students from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa participated in the 2013 PhD Summer School at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The beginning of July is always a special time of year at Microsoft Research Cambridge as we welcome PhD students to our annual PhD Summer School. We began our eighth...
  • Blog Post: Summit explores the promise of computing

    The Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2013 —the fourteenth edition of this annual event—is now history, but I’m still catching my breath after two days of meeting and sharing ideas with some of the world’s foremost computer scientists. In attendance were more than 400 representatives...
  • Blog Post: Paris, Machine Learning, and the Wonders of Streaming

    Standing on the banks of the Seine, I found myself marveling at the beauty of “April in Paris” (cue the 1930s song). Perhaps it was the scent of the flowers in bloom in the Jardin du Luxembourg or the warmth of the Continental spring. But, most likely, my contentment stemmed from the success...
  • Blog Post: Machine Learning Summit Goes Virtual

    This April, Paris will be even more exciting than usual, as the Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit takes place on the company’s “Le Campus.” This year, we will be streaming the keynotes and interviews live from the summit on April 23, from 13:30 to 17:00 GMT (9:30 A.M. to 1...
  • Blog Post: HLA-C: An Underappreciated Force in HIV Control

    Although medical science has made great progress in managing HIV infection through modern drugs, 1.7 million people die of AIDS each year, with a disproportionate number of deaths in developing countries. Even access to life saving drugs cannot cure the disease: patients require lifelong drug maintenance...
  • Blog Post: Improving Diagnostics for Brain Tumors

    As computer scientists, we have the privilege of working on challenging problems, the solutions to which can markedly improve lives—and in some cases, even save them. It is just such a challenge that Senior Researcher Antonio Criminisi and his team at Microsoft Research Cambridge have undertaken...
  • Blog Post: Sound the Bagpipes: Joint Initiative in Informatics Announced

    On October 5, 2011, on the stately campus of the University of Edinburgh, Sir Tim O’Shea , principal of the University of Edinburgh, and Rick Rashid , chief research officer of Microsoft Research, officially inaugurated a significant joint initiative in informatics. It was standing room only in...
  • Blog Post: Top Students Descend on Microsoft Research Cambridge

    With the academic year drawing to a close, Microsoft Research Cambridge was delighted to welcome more than 60 doctoral students for the sixth PhD Summer School at the end of June 2011. Participants came from as far afield as Israel and Russia, numerous European countries, and locales across the UK. It...
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