Sam Stokes on Research in your life and studies

Sam Stokes writes about Research in a way that is accessibile by students in College or considering their College/University Career or someone who is a life long learner!

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  • Blog Post: Forza Motorsport game engine: Drivatar AI

    If you wonder about how the AI works in the Forza Motorsport game, this link is the one to read a brief article on how it works.  Check out this overview article in case you need to justify your purchase of that new Xbox to someone.  Or if you having that familiar argument that your brain is...
  • Blog Post: Free Serenity through Zentity: Extending your existing data model

    Student You need a project to demonstrate how researchers share data for science experiments, and you got nothing.  Now you got the answer and the complete demonstration.  You just have to get it working, so jump into it! Professor L et’s say you are doing climate research and your data model...
  • Blog Post: BEK or Meh? Automata-theoretic techniques, ooooh this will get the hits!

    You are walking down the street and suddenly have a thought about Automata-theoretic techniques.  Usually I just go home and take my medication that I forgot to take earlier in the day.  But today, it turned out that I was at home and had taken my meds.  So all was good.  Still got...
  • Blog Post: Holey-Moley! Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphone

    Here are a few papers that could give guidance on designing multiplayer games for the Windows Phone or for that matter any smartphone. Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphones Hyke: A Low-cost Remote Attendance Tracking System for Developing Regions Switchboard: A Matchmaking System for Multiplayer Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Exploring a Multicore OS: BarrelFish, a FREE OS From Microsoft!

    Interesting paper on Multicore OS, http://www.barrelfish.org/barrelfish_sosp09.pdf , this is paper that describes an architecture of an OS built from the ground up for multi-core.  Linux, FreeBSD (or whatever Apple is currently using) and Windows all have an architecture based on a world of single...
  • Blog Post: Research: Kinect for Windows SDK beta

    For natural user interface researchers this is good news!  To be able to utilize the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta in research is going to lead to improvements in physical therapy, touchless data entry in sterile environments, as well as other unknown applications. I would recommend that you go to...
  • Blog Post: FREE SDK: Microsoft Research Imagine Cup briefing about Windows Phone Apps and Cloud Technology, Project Hawaii

    Windows Phone 7 is well suited to front end cloud based applications, and Microsoft Research has been building a curriculum process called Project Hawaii.  You can find out more about Project Hawaii by going to: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/hawaii/ This program has been...
  • Blog Post: Kinect: Researcher briefs the ADEs at the Imagine Cup

    Stewart Tansley gave a briefing on Kinect SDK for Windows that will come out later in the year.  Looks pretty exciting.  More information after MIX.  The Microsoft Kinect SDK for Windows will be focused for the hobbyists, students, professors, non-commercial researchers.  This is...
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