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  • Blog Post: Shotton Receives Young Researcher Accolade

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies In early June, Jamie Shotton received a most welcome email from Ramin Zabih, professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and chair of the IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Technical Committee. Zabih had the responsibility to let a gifted...
  • Blog Post: ZooTracer: Setting a Track Record

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies People love to watch animals. That’s why zoos exist. That’s why photographic safaris command princely sums. That’s why cat videos have become an unstoppable force. Lucas Joppa loves to watch animals, too, but his motivation includes...
  • Blog Post: Zhengyou Zhang: Microsoft Research’s Latest ACM Fellow

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Pardon Zhengyou Zhang if he retains a certain fondness for the year just past. In early December 2013, Zhang, a research manager and principal researcher for Microsoft Research, was named a recipient of the inaugural Helmholtz Prize , a test-of-time award...
  • Blog Post: Blake’s Gibbs Lecture Focus: Machines That See, Powered by Probability

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Eighty years ago, Albert Einstein was invited to deliver the 11th installment of the Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture , established by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in 1923 to give the public insight into the intricacies of mathematics and its applications...
  • Blog Post: Two from Microsoft Research Win Helmholtz Recognition

    Tweet This year, the IEEE Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, the organizer of the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), inaugurated the Helmholtz Prize , a test-of-time award presented for papers published at least 10 years ago that continue...
  • 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: Fitzgibbon’s Research Reaps Silver Dividend

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Research success can be characterized in any number of ways. It might be by the cleverness of an algorithm. It might be by paper citations, or product contributions, or helping to develop disruptive technologies. Sometimes, though, having a successful...
  • Blog Post: Image Debugging for Visual Studio

    Posted by Rob Knies Setting an objective is often the first step to achieving it. Case in point: Image Watch . Image Watch is a Visual Studio 2012 plug-in from the Interactive Visual Media (IVM) group at Microsoft Research Redmond . The tool enables anyone building image-processing applications...
  • 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...