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  • Blog Post: Seeking Answers amid World Cup Excitement

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies When the world starts watching, it’s time for David Rothschild to shift into overdrive. Readers of this blog need little introduction to the work on prediction models from Rothschild, a Microsoft researcher and economist. Past posts have examined...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research’s Indian Election Game

    Tweet Posted by David Rothschild The final voting for the India’s general election concludes at 6:30 PM local time on Monday, May 12 and, “ as the voting closes in India, no one knows what the results will be .” There are total of 814 million eligible voters in this...
  • Blog Post: Two Years On, New York City Lab’s Roots Run Deep

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies It’s been two years since Microsoft Research New York City was founded—and nine months since the lab established a permanent, bespoke home in the Flatiron District, smack dab in the middle of Silicon Alley. So how have things gone so far...
  • Blog Post: Next for Rothschild: Bringing Rationality to March Madness

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies March Madness, they call it, but David Rothschild is taking things to new extremes. Rothschild, an economist from Microsoft Research New York City , has been making a name for himself in the past few years. In 2012, he correctly predicted 50 of 51 Electoral...
  • Blog Post: An Early Peek into the Oscars’ Envelopes

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies It’s mid-February, and the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards have been public for a month. Fans are scrambling to watch all the nominated films they can find. Film buffs debate the talents of Blanchett and Bullock until closing time. Excited...
  • Blog Post: Data-Powered Predictions for 2014, from the Super Bowl to Hillary Clinton

    Tweet Posted by Steve Wiens Microsoft researcher David Rothschild is legendary for his ability to predict the future using a unique, rigorous approach to data analysis. He correctly called the results of the 2012 U.S. presidential election in every state but one. He nailed 19 of...
  • Blog Post: And the Oscar Goes to …

    Posted by Rob Knies Last year, David Rothschild of Microsoft Research New York City used a versatile, data-driven model to predict correctly the results of the U.S. presidential election in 50 of 51 jurisdictions—the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia. Given the overwhelming...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research New York City: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Jennifer Chayes, managing director of Microsoft Research New York City The inaugural year of Microsoft Research New York City has been stupendous. All of us at Microsoft are thrilled with our newest lab. The lab officially opened on May 3, 2012, with the announcement of a group of 15...