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  • Blog Post: Conjecture Proof Leads to Pólya Prize

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies It was almost a year ago, in this space , that you might have learned the astounding news that a team of two researchers from Yale University and one from Microsoft Research had announced a proof of a riddle that had eluded mathematicians for more than half...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Puts Its Stamp on NSDI ’14

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Among the many activities that occupy a research scientist, participation in conferences focused on an individual’s fields of interest ranks high. They represent an opportunity to meet with colleagues, get up to speed with what others are doing,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research’s Gupta Named Founding Member of Global Learning Council

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Education can take many forms. We’re all familiar with the typical ones, those in which teachers teach so that students can learn. But sometimes, the educational process also can be all about learning how people learn. That particular form of education...
  • Blog Post: Continuous Mobile Vision Takes a Step Forward

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies You might not be aware of the term “continuous mobile vision,” but I’ll bet there’s a good chance you are aware of one of the scenarios it could enable. Remember the concept, bandied about in recent years, of technology that can...
  • Blog Post: Luminaries Series Features Jeannette Wing

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Jeannette Wing is corporate vice president of Microsoft Research. As such, she oversees Microsoft Research’s core research laboratories around the world—and Microsoft Research Connections . That much is true, indisputably. But her personal...
  • Blog Post: Programming Contest Yields Surprising Results

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies What if they held a programming competition involving hundreds of teams—and everybody won? That might seem improbable, but when viewed through the prism of the contest’s value to its participants, that was precisely what happened during the...
  • Blog Post: Rashid on the Value of Research

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Once again, for the second year in a row, Rick Rashid delivered a bravura performance during his opening keynote address of Microsoft Research Asia ’s 15th Computing in the 21st Century Conference . Last year, during the same event, he closed his...