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  • Blog Post: Reproducibility as a service: can the cloud make it real?

    Research published in academic journals is trustworthy. Or is it? This question is being asked more and more these days. While few doubt the integrity of the researchers, many in the scientific community are concerned about the inability to reproduce experiments. If the work is not reproducible, how...
  • Blog Post: Big data tamed with the cloud

    Big data: it’s the hot topic these days, promising breakthroughs in just about every field, from medicine to marketing to machine learning and more. But for many of us, the problems of managing big data hit home when we confront the welter of digital photos and videos we have recorded with our...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research support for climate change studies

    Last June, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a Climate Action Plan to help predict and address the impacts of climate change. To further this important effort, Microsoft Research is pleased to launch a special Climate Data award program , which offers scientists and decision-makers 12 months of free...
  • Blog Post: Building cloud virtual machines for research

    As regular readers of this blog know, the Windows Azure for Research program recurrently solicits proposals on the use of Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform, in scholarly research. Winning projects receive a one-year allocation of Windows Azure storage and compute resources. ...
  • Blog Post: Bringing the cloud to researchers around the world and online

    These have been impressive days for European research, highlighted by last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . Both are stunning examples of thousands of researchers collaborating...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for Research Award winners

    Microsoft Research is pleased to announce the successful applicants in our first round of Windows Azure for Research awards. You didn’t make it easy for us—we received many good quality proposals. Our selection committee evaluated each submission in terms of its potential to accelerate research...
  • Blog Post: SEIF issues 2014 awards RFP

    Today, October 29, 2013, the Microsoft Research Connections Computer Science Group —in conjunction with the Research in Software Engineering Group (RiSE), the Sensing and Energy Research Group , and Global Foundation Services —is officially issuing the request for proposals for the Software...
  • Blog Post: Joint research center reaches new heights for environmental sciences

    I enjoy being able to work in technology because it has the potential for great impact in a range of research areas. But, more specifically, I have the privilege to work with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil to achieve that goal. Together, Microsoft Research and FAPESP created...
  • Blog Post: New Research Grants Aim at Combating Human Trafficking

    In December 2011, Dr. danah boyd and I were pleased to announce an RFP (request for proposal), funded by the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit and Microsoft Research, for projects that investigate the role of technology in the human trafficking of minors in the United States. In that announcement, we provided...
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