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  • Blog Post: Gulwani Wins 2014 Robin Milner Young Researcher Award

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Sumit Gulwani is a kind and accomplished person, the type who doesn’t simply display concern when he sees something amiss, but actually rolls up his sleeves and begins to fix it. While his day job is as a Microsoft researcher, he also serves on the...
  • Blog Post: Chayes, Lamport Elected Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, meet Jennifer Chayes and Leslie Lamport . Figuratively speaking, that’s what happened on April 23, when the American Academy of Arts & Sciences announced that Chayes and Lamport, of Microsoft Research...
  • Blog Post: LampsonFest: Celebrating a Computing Legend

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies It’s a mouthful. The citation for the A.M. Turing Award presented to Butler Lampson 22 years ago reads as follows: For contributions to the development of distributed, personal computing environments and the technology for their implementation: workstations...
  • Blog Post: Tony Hoare on the Turing Centenary

    Posted by Tony Hoare, winner of the A.M. Turing Award in 1980 Can computers understand their own programs? From my earliest days as a student of philosophy and classics at Merton College, Oxford, I was attracted into computing by the prospect that it would shed light on some of the age-old problems...
  • Blog Post: New England Lab Celebrates 5 Years of Interdisciplinary Success

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies When Microsoft Research New England was founded in 2008, the lab’s leadership explained that one of its key goals was to bring together computer scientists and social scientists to pursue new, interdisciplinary areas of research for understanding...
  • Blog Post: The Big Game: Bay Area Research Competition

    Posted by Kelly Berschauer The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has a history of conducting successful student competitions during its major conferences, so it was only fitting that when Microsoft Research Connections and Microsoft Research Silicon Valley were considering hosting a similar...
  • Blog Post: 14 Years of Inspiring Asia Pacific Ph.D. Candidates

    Posted by Rob Knies For the past 13 years, the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Program has offered the most prestigious computer-science Ph.D. scholarships in the Asia Pacific region. Hundreds of students have been inspired to excel in the interim, and that reputation was underscored yet again...