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  • Blog Post: Chasing the Impossible Dream: GPS-Based Locations Indoors

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Conventional wisdom holds that the use of GPS satellites to enable indoor mapping is a non-starter. GPS receivers, it is said, simply don’t work indoors, for a variety of reasons. While Earth’s outdoors environment has been mapped extensively...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Puts Its Stamp on NSDI ’14

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Among the many activities that occupy a research scientist, participation in conferences focused on an individual’s fields of interest ranks high. They represent an opportunity to meet with colleagues, get up to speed with what others are doing,...
  • Blog Post: Presenting Our New ACM Fellows

    Posted by Rob Knies Each year, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recognizes several of its members for their contributions to computing by naming them as Fellows. Today, 46 ACM members have been named as Fellows—and six of them are from Microsoft Research, representing four different...
  • Blog Post: Making GPS-Like Localization Work Indoors

    Posted by Rob Knies You’re in a hurry. You’ve rushed to the nearest shopping mall during your lunch hour, looking for one item, one item only. It’s a five-minute task, except for finding the store with the right item—and you’re not familiar with the location of the store...
  • Blog Post: Using Fuel Cells to Make Data Centers More Efficient, More Sustainable

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Data centers are playing an increasingly important role in powering 21st-century computing, and that trend seems likely to intensify over the foreseeable future. One of the keys to making data centers efficient is to improve their rate of availability...