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Posted by Surajit Chaudhuri, managing director of the eXtreme Computing Group
The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Surajit Chaudhuri of the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG).
It has been just more than six months since I joined XCG as its lab director. XCG is a unique Microsoft Research lab that consists of not only great researchers and program managers, as in other Microsoft Research labs, but also a relatively large and experienced engineering team. This combination of talent has created a culture in XCG to focus on big bets, as we also have the ability to make significant engineering investments
Posted by Rob Knies
Each year, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recognizes several of its members for their contributions to computing by naming them as Fellows. Today, 46 ACM members have been named as Fellows—and six of them are from Microsoft Research, representing four different labs worldwide.The press release for the announcement states that Microsoft Research’s new ACM Fellows have been recognized for achievements in software analysis, computer graphics, reasoning and decision-making, network control, and distributed computing.
Posted by Hsiao-Wuen Hon, managing director of Microsoft Research Asia
As 2012 approaches, the directors of Microsoft Research facilities worldwide were offered an opportunity to discuss their labs’ 2011 accomplishments. This contribution, by Hsiao-Wuen Hon of Microsoft Research Asia, is the first of a series that will continue through New Year’s Eve.
Reflecting on Microsoft Research Asia’s accomplishments in 2011, many highlights come to mind.
First of all, I’m excited to see the success of Kinect and our lab’s continuing collaboration with product teams in advancing natural user interfaces through Kinect. In addition to the product’s use of the user-identification system we worked on, it was great to play with Avatar Kinect and object digitization in Kinect Fun Labs, knowing that the technology resulted from our strong partnership with the product team.
Posted by Roy Levin, managing director of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Roy Levin of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley.
Microsoft Research (MSR) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and, coincidentally, it was MSR Silicon Valley’s 10th anniversary. MSR Silicon Valley was created with a focus on distributed computing, broadly speaking, and as I think back over our first decade, I’m gratified at the breadth and depth of work we’ve done under the distributed-computing banner. That work spans many areas, and we’ve published it extensively, as is the norm at Microsoft Research.
Posted by Hussein Salama, director of Advanced Technology Labs Cairo
The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Hussein Salama from Advanced Technology Labs Cairo.
This has been an incredible year for our lab in Cairo. The year started with a popular revolution that rocked all corners of the Egyptian society. The resulting hope for a better future translated into unusually high excitement and motivation among all Advanced Technology Labs Cairo team members.