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Microsoft Research’s Windows Azure for Research program, which features a continuing series of Windows Azure cloud training events and a program of Windows Azure research grants, has been going strong since its launch in September 2013

Selecting the winning proposals was extremely difficult, as we can fund only a fraction of the submissions. Nonetheless, we persevered and winnowed the proposals down to the grant recipients listed, by lead author and project title.

You can review abstracts for these proposals at Windows Azure for Research.

The Grant approved for the United Kingdom are

•Blesson Varghese, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom - Real-time Catastrophe Risk Management on Windows Azure   
•Julio Hernandez-Castro, David Barnes, University of Kent, United Kingdom - ChessWitan: Mining chess data to distinguish human from computer play
•Nadarajen Veerapen, University of Stirling, United Kingdom - Automated Bug Fixing
•Vassilis Glenis, Newcastle University, United Kingdom - Modelling Flood Risk in Urban Areas   

Read the full blog here …

Learn more

· Windows Azure for Research website

· Windows Azure for Education

· Windows Azure for Research Award winners (blog)

· Windows Azure for Research Training

· Windows Azure for Research Proposal FAQ

· Cloud Research Projects

· Windows Azure

· Windows Azure for Research LinkedIn community

·  Windows Azure for Research on Twitter (use #azureresearch)