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  • 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: Microsoft Research: on the CUSP of Urban Livability

    Posted by Rob Knies Over the past year, the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a New York City-based public-private research center created by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in conjunction with New York University, has advanced from creation to gaining traction in its mission of using...
  • Blog Post: Borgs’ Stellar Work Reaps Its Due Reward

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Phase transitions. Statistical physics. Probability theory. To many of us, such concepts are simply beyond our grasp, accessible, if at all, only as something relating, in some vague, hazy fashion, to issues mathematical or topics scientific. Such fields...
  • 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: New York City Lab Lands in Silicon Alley

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies More than a century ago, 641 Sixth Ave., a Beaux-Arts high-rise in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, housed Simpson, Crawford & Simpson, known for a while as the most elegant department store in New York City. On Aug. 19, this historic 1902 landmark...