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  • 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: Chayes, Lamport Elected Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, meet Jennifer Chayes and Leslie Lamport . Figuratively speaking, that’s what happened on April 23, when the American Academy of Arts & Sciences announced that Chayes and Lamport, of Microsoft Research...
  • 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: New England Postdocs Collect Dissertation Awards

    Posted by Rob Knies Aleksander Madry and David Steurer are both postdoctoral researchers at Microsoft Research New England focused on theoretical computer science. Each of them is intrigued by the challenges posed by graphs, and each has devised new algorithms to address those challenges. And,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research New England: Year in Review

    Posted by Jennifer Chayes, managing director of Microsoft Research New England The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Jennifer Chayes of Microsoft Research New England . It’s been a year of expansion and connection for...
  • Blog Post: A Special, Interdisciplinary Approach

    Posted by Rob Knies Microsoft Research New England has a unique role within the constellation of Microsoft Research facilities around the world. While most of those support computer-science research across a broad range of fields—collectively, more than 55 distinct areas of computing—the...
  • Blog Post: Four from Microsoft Research Named Inaugural AMS Fellows

    Posted by Rob Knies Four members of Microsoft Research have been named to the inaugural list of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), announced in November. Among the 1,474 inaugural Fellows of the AMS: Jennifer Chayes , a Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director...
  • Blog Post: Watts Named A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell

    Posted by Rob Knies John Cleese, the acclaimed Monty Python actor, spent time as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large. So did renowned primatologist Jane Goodall. And Oliver Sacks, noted author and neurologist. And epic novelist Toni Morrison. And short-story writer Eudora Welty. Add to that esteemed...
  • Blog Post: Science Club for Girls: Chayes a Catalyst

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies For years now, Jennifer Chayes , a Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York City , has been a passionate advocate for the study of computer science by girls. That advocacy...
  • 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: Microsoft Research New England: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Jennifer Chayes, managing director of Microsoft Research New England It’s been another year of great research, growth, and connection at Microsoft Research New England . We’ve had more than 350 academic visitors this year, many of whom have engaged deeply with other Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Raises the Bar in Social-Media Research

    Posted by Jennifer Chayes , Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research New England We’re thrilled to announce that three leading researchers will be joining danah boyd and the social-media research team at Microsoft Research New England , based in Cambridge...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Jennifer Chayes Honored with Women of Vision Leadership Award by Anita Borg Institute

    Posted by Paul Coebergh The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announced today that Jennifer Chayes , Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research New England , has been selected to receive the Women of Vision Leadership Award. Founded in 1997 by renowned...
  • 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: Start Spreading the News … Announcing Microsoft Research New York City!

    Tweet Posted by Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research New England and the newly announced Microsoft Research New York City One of the wonderful elements of basic research is that you never know where it will take you....
  • Blog Post: Girl Scouts Honor Chayes

    Posted by Rob Knies This morning, at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Jennifer Tour Chayes , Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research New England , became one of six recipients of the Leading Women Awards, bestowed by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “It’s...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame Inducts danah boyd

    Posted by Rob Knies It’s no surprise, really, that danah boyd , senior researcher at Microsoft Research New England , has been named the second inductee into the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival Hall of Fame . After all, boyd has established herself as one of the world’s...