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  • 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: 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: Improved Healthcare via Machine Learning: a Way Forward

    Posted by Rob Knies The Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit 2013 concluded with a plenary panel discussion titled Data Challenges and Opportunities in the Next Decade. Chaired by Jeannette Wing , Microsoft vice president and head of Microsoft Research International, the discussion included...
  • Blog Post: Silicon Valley Talk Focuses on Security

    Posted by Rob Knies Soon after the founding of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley in 2001, its managing director, Roy Levin , began to bring in a series of researchers with extensive backgrounds in security in computing systems. Among those security-focused researchers was Martín Abadi , now...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Cambridge: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Andrew Blake, managing director of Microsoft Research Cambridge As ever, at the core of Microsoft Research Cambridge ’s work is participation in academic research across the world. Our publication activity is too prolific to detail, but we regularly hit the top conferences and journals...
  • Blog Post: Programming Languages in the Eternal City

    Posted by Rob Knies The Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL) is an annual gathering of thought leaders from around the world to discuss all aspects of programming languages and systems, so it is a given that as the 40th instance of the event gets under way in Rome on Jan. 23...
  • Blog Post: Cambridge Researcher Collects French Acclaim

    Posted by Rob Knies Congratulations to Georges Gonthier , a principal researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge , for winning the 2011 EADS Foundation Grand Prize in Computer Science. Gonthier, who spends a significant amount of his time collaborating with French researchers from INRIA at the Microsoft...