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  • Blog Post: Bioinformatics Tools Promote Life-Saving Research

    On November 30, I appeared on Health Tech Today , where I chatted with Dr. Bill Crounse about the Microsoft Biology Foundation and how it will help scientists advance their research. This interview marks yet another opportunity for Microsoft External Research to spread the word about our open-source...
  • Blog Post: Open Science, Open Software

    Here in External Research, we collaborate with dozens of computer and research scientists around the world. Through these collaborations, we regularly ask the question, "How can software make you a better scientist?" This seemingly simple question has evoked many exciting answers - and indeed drives...
  • Blog Post: Winner of the Jim Gray eScience Award Announced

    One of the high points of the annual eScience Workshop is the presentation of the Jim Gray Award to a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of data-intensive computing. I'd like to say a bit more about Jim and why we've named an award after him, but first, here's the identity...
  • Blog Post: New Technologies Help Healthcare and Environmental Sciences “Scale Up”

    Microsoft Research's 7 th annual eScience Workshop is in full swing this week in lovely Berkeley, California. This event has brought together over 200 scientists from diverse fields (and diverse geographies), all united around their interest in using data-intensive science to advance their research....
  • Blog Post: New Award Honors Significance of Open, Available Data

    For several years, Microsoft External Research has been a proud sponsor of the BioMed Central Research Awards . The awards honor excellence in an approach to publishing known as "open access research," whereby content is available not only to subscribers but also to anyone online. This year, as a...
  • Blog Post: Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Announces Awards

    "Software Engineering!? What do I know of computers and software?" So said Archbishop Tutu as he welcomed 700 computer scientists to the 32 nd annual International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), held the first week of May in Cape Town, South Africa. The venerable icon, Nobel prize winner...
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