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  • 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: Helping Pregnant Women Avoid Anemia

    Posted by Rob Knies India has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The nation also has a staggeringly high child mortality rate—about 46 of every thousand births result in death. It doesn’t have to be that way. Anemia during pregnancy plays a major contributory...
  • Blog Post: MACE: Taking Control of Network Access

    Posted by Rob Knies Any businessperson in a large organization can testify about the challenges growth can bring. As a business gets larger, for example, the number of employees increases. Further growth might mean multiple offices—some, perhaps, located in distant lands. Ideally, you want...
  • Blog Post: Awards for Young Indian Scientists Adding Up

    Posted by Rob Knies Life consists, in large part, of seeking answers to the questions that perplex us, and Neeraj Kayal is no exception. But for Kayal, a researcher at Microsoft Research India , those questions can take a distinctly singular direction. Such as: What is the fastest way to solve...
  • Blog Post: Indian Researchers Aim for Resource Efficiency

    Posted by Rob Knies Making efficient use of resources and tools is a hallmark of many computer-research projects, and that target is exemplified in a pair of videos that illuminate work coming from Microsoft Research India . The videos, recently made publicly accessible, represent two distinct...
  • Blog Post: India’s Cutrell Takes U.N. Assignment

    Posted by Rob Knies A couple of weeks ago, Ed Cutrell , research manager of the Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India , was announced as the latest member of the advisory board of the International Institute for Software Technology (IIST) at United Nations University...
  • Blog Post: Passion, Innovation Prompt Researcher’s TR35 Recognition

    Posted by Rob Knies Saikat Guha is nothing if not passionate about his research, and the goal of his current work can be stated in two words: better ads . “I am building experimental systems,” states Guha, a researcher in the Mobility, Networks, and Systems group at Microsoft Research...
  • Blog Post: Making Classrooms Interactive Without Breaking the Bank

    Posted by Kevin Schofield One of the perennial challenges for teachers is to find new ways to keep students engaged and interacting in class. Some have embraced a new generation of in-classroom technology where each student has a pocket-sized wireless keypad. The teacher can “poll” the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research India: Year in Review

    Posted by P. Anandan, managing director of Microsoft Research India The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from P. Anandan of Microsoft Research India . Another exciting, eventful, and successful year comes to an end. Perhaps...
  • Blog Post: Indian Researcher Helps Prove Math Conjecture from the 1950s

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies On June 18, Adam Marcus and Daniel A. Spielman of Yale University, along with Nikhil Srivastava of Microsoft Research India , announced a proof of the Kadison-Singer conjecture, a question about the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. Ten days...
  • Blog Post: Indian Summer School Focuses on Distributed Computing

    Posted by Rob Knies Distributed computing is critical for most modern, Internet-scale services, enabling high availability and the ability to scale to massive, worldwide audiences. The web as we now know it is unimaginable without advances achieved in distributed computing. It is challenging, though...
  • 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: Heady Recognition for Young Researcher

    Posted by Rob Knies For a man of 29, Vipul Goyal , a researcher at Microsoft Research India , already possesses a gaudy list of academic and professional achievements. He has a Ph.D. from UCLA. As a student there, he won a Microsoft Research graduate fellowship. His cryptographic research has been...
  • Blog Post: Anniversary Momentum Hits the Subcontinent

    Posted by Rob Knies By now, it’s the middle of the night at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash. But while U.S. researchers are dreaming about Microsoft Research’s forthcoming anniversary events, it’s afternoon in Bangalore, the home of Microsoft Research India . P. Anandan...
  • Blog Post: Helping the Low-Literate Learn to Navigate Through User Interfaces

    Posted by Rob Knies For several years, researchers from Microsoft Research India ’s Technology for Emerging Markets (TEM) group have been studying how to design applications for economically poor communities such as those found in India. In particular, Indrani Medhi , a researcher at the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research India: 2012 in Review

    Posted by P. Anandan, managing director of Microsoft Research India At Microsoft Research India , 2012 began the same way all years do—with our annual Technical Advisory Board meeting and TechVista , which this time was in the lovely city of Kolkata at the Science City , a perfect place for...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Back Against Click-Spam

    Posted by Rob Knies Remember that time, a decade or so ago, when spam was the scourge of the Internet, when the sheer volume of junk email threatened to engulf legitimate correspondence and short-circuit the promise of the digital revolution? Those concerns are a bit distant these days. Spam is...