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: Preparing for Windows 8 App Review

    I recently went through the Windows 8 App Review for a game I am working on.  What I found out: WACK The application passed the WACK test, an automatic test that tests the inner workings of you project.  What I round is that the fails are not “linear” so look for things that cause other errors...
  • Blog Post: Health Vault: What is this digital medical chart thing?

    What is Health Vault? Check out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/jj128027 Microsoft HealthVault Ecosystem Overview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/hh922966 Health Vault SDKs (.NET, Open Source) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/jj126730 Health Code Library: http://msdn...
  • Blog Post: Free CS Video: Learn how to design an Auction-Based Marketplaces for Paris Hilton

    Let’s say someone like Parish Hilton (a famous person around 2012) who made a bunch of cash off of being famous.  Let’s say that a few years later, like around 2015, she decides that she can make more money doing online auctions of her clothes, shoes, etc.  If she carefully sells off her items...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Model, a math model that is

    If you are like me an male, then the idea of creating a model has many manifestations in my mind. So to be clear here, I am talking about a math model. How do you go about doing that? Start by going to: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/cambridge/projects/infernet/docs/InferNet101.pdf This...
  • Blog Post: My take on Microsoft Research: Infer.NET 2.4

    Ok, I just watched the “Just Press Play” on the use of Games in Academics.  Nice interviews and such, but the intro could use a spice up, one word: Hook. However, Machine Learning is something that doesn’t need much of a hook.  Anything Bayesian is either a major headache with lots of promise...
  • Blog Post: The wonders of Real-Time Whiteboard capture and recording

    I have all of these White board pictures in my Windows Phone 7 that I never look at except to delete. This is a paper that goes through the back story on how to build a system that would allow the streaming of a white board session in an online meeting. And when I say White board, I mean the type that...
  • Blog Post: Collaborative Software Development using Visual Studio

    I have been thinking about the difficulty of developing with other people over the internet. Sure you could use Skype or Lync to set up a process, but it doesn’t quite cut it. With the cool stuff that Microsoft is doing with the Office Live and collaboration between Office users, you got to ask...
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