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  • Blog Post: Next for Rothschild: Bringing Rationality to March Madness

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies March Madness, they call it, but David Rothschild is taking things to new extremes. Rothschild, an economist from Microsoft Research New York City , has been making a name for himself in the past few years. In 2012, he correctly predicted 50 of 51 Electoral...
  • Blog Post: An Early Peek into the Oscars’ Envelopes

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies It’s mid-February, and the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards have been public for a month. Fans are scrambling to watch all the nominated films they can find. Film buffs debate the talents of Blanchett and Bullock until closing time. Excited...
  • 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...