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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: Sharing a Glimpse of the Future of Technology

    Posted by Rob Knies It’s not often that people get a chance to peek into the future, but that will be the case May 21 in Washington, D.C., when Microsoft Research hosts its biennial D.C. TechFair. During an afternoon open house held at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in downtown...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Researchers Take Center Stage During EmTech 2013

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies EmTech 2013 , billed as The Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter, will be held in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 9-11 at the MIT Media Lab. The annual event, in its seventh year, represents a convergence of technology, business, and culture, and...
  • Blog Post: Exploring the Biases of Big Data

    Posted by Rob Knies On Feb. 28, at the Santa Clara (Calif.) Convention Center, Kate Crawford , principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England , took the stage during the Strata Conference to deliver an illuminating, 17-minute talk entitled Algorithmic Illusions: Hidden Biases of Big Data...
  • 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...