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  • Blog Post: Select Students’ Summer Plans: Big Apple, Big Data

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Today’s burgeoning interest in big data offers tremendous potential for driving services that promise to transform our future. That promise, though, doesn’t come without significant effort. Harnessing the power of big data requires an unprecedented...
  • Blog Post: Baym Tunes In to Social-Media Metrics

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies How many Likes have you received on Facebook lately? I’ll bet you have a pretty good idea (and that your overall assessment will be “not enough”). How many followers do you have on Twitter? You probably have a pretty good grasp of that...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Researchers Take Center Stage During EmTech 2013

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies EmTech 2013 , billed as The Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter, will be held in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 9-11 at the MIT Media Lab. The annual event, in its seventh year, represents a convergence of technology, business, and culture, and...
  • Blog Post: Urban-Computing Work Nets Zheng TR35 Accolade

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Location, location, location. Yu Zheng , lead researcher at Microsoft Research Asia , is all about location-based services. Now, his research into urban computing has led him into a pretty exclusive neighborhood. On Aug. 21, Zheng was named to MIT Technology...
  • Blog Post: Exploring the Biases of Big Data

    Posted by Rob Knies On Feb. 28, at the Santa Clara (Calif.) Convention Center, Kate Crawford , principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England , took the stage during the Strata Conference to deliver an illuminating, 17-minute talk entitled Algorithmic Illusions: Hidden Biases of Big Data...
  • Blog Post: Big-Data Analytics, from Theory to Systems

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Computing today is generating and capturing a wealth of data previously unimaginable. Such information has great promise for unlocking some of society’s most elusive secrets, but how can those secrets be unearthed and identified? That pursuit provided...
  • Blog Post: Taking Science from the Specific to the General

    Posted by Rob Knies You might have heard of Drew Purves before. As head of the Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge , he has gained attention for a number of his projects, from modeling forest dynamics to FetchClimate , that use big data and build...