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  • Blog Post: Sports Fans Enjoy Power of Leibniz Entity Recognition

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies With the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set for July 13 at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, the powerful appeal of sporting events to a global audience becomes apparent once again. What began with a 3-1 victory for host Brazil over Croatia...
  • Blog Post: Rashid on the Value of Research

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Once again, for the second year in a row, Rick Rashid delivered a bravura performance during his opening keynote address of Microsoft Research Asia ’s 15th Computing in the 21st Century Conference . Last year, during the same event, he closed his...
  • Blog Post: TechFest 2013: The Home Version

    Posted by Rob Knies Perhaps you’re engrossed in the ongoing enthusiasm and enlightenment that is TechFest 2013 , but, for whatever reason, you aren’t able to participate in person. Never fear—we are delighted to offer you the next best thing to being here. Presenting the TechFest...
  • Blog Post: Judging and Then Some …

    Tweet Posted by Bill Buxton Editor's Note: Bill Buxton , a principal researcher for Microsoft Research and a relentless advocate for innovation and effective design, is sharing his experience as a judge for the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals . See Part One and Part Two . Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Gates: The Golden Age for Computer Science Is Now

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Imagine that you got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask a question to Bill Gates . What would that be? Would you ask about health care? Software? Education? Philanthropy? For several people, that’s exactly what happened July 15 in the opening...
  • Blog Post: DNN Research Improves Bing Voice Search

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies We live in a society obsessed with speed. Whether it’s download times on a mobile phone or Usain Bolt’s time in the 100 meters, the faster the better. We also live during an era when accuracy has become not just preferable but essential...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Redmond: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Eric Horvitz and Yi-Min Wang, managing co-directors of Microsoft Research Redmond As we look back on the year at Microsoft Research Redmond , a flood of creative efforts and achievements come to mind. These include mission-focused pursuits aimed at solving urgent challenges, the pursuit...
  • Blog Post: During Leap Year, Big Advances

    Posted by Rob Knies With March 2012 upon us, you could say that, from a calendar perspective, the drama of this leap year already has passed. February has enjoyed its quadrennial enhancement. The ides of March are nearly upon us. A change of season is a couple of weeks away. But those are simply...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Asia: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Hsiao-Wuen Hon, managing director of Microsoft Research Asia In China, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, a particularly auspicious year in Chinese culture. I am very glad to see that this also has been a good year both for Microsoft and for Microsoft Research Asia . Thanks to the efforts...
  • Blog Post: Rashid: an Era of Data, Devices, and Services

    Posted by Rob Knies TechFest 2013 began promptly at 9 a.m. March 5 in the Kodiak Room of the Microsoft Conference Center with a keynote address by Rick Rashid , Microsoft chief research officer and head of Microsoft Research. Rashid discussed the present-day shift toward more intelligent technology...
  • Blog Post: Ph.D. Fellow Revels in TechFest Experience

    Posted by Rob Knies Among the most engrossed attendees of the first day of TechFest 2013 had to be this year’s class of Microsoft Research Ph.D. fellows , who received an invitation to the event by virtue of their selection to the program. The fellows are recipients of a two-year fellowship...
  • Blog Post: Rashid to Talk Technology at Computer History Museum

    Posted by Rob Knies On Oct. 16 in Mountain View, Calif., the Computer History Museum will host a conversation between Rick Rashid , Microsoft chief research officer and worldwide head of Microsoft Research, and John Markoff of The New York Times " href="http://www.nytimes.com/" target="_blank"...
  • Blog Post: 20th Anniversary Gets a Fitting Finale

    Posted by Rob Knies “The sun never sets on Microsoft Research.” That’s Peter Lee , Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond , making his introductory remarks Sept. 27 during an event in Redmond commemorating Microsoft Research’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Asia Wows Asia Pacific Academics

    Posted by Rob Knies Eight sentences. That’s all it took for Rick Rashid , worldwide head of Microsoft Research, to electrify a crowd of 2,000 students and faculty members in Tianjin, China, on Oct. 25 during the 14th annual Computing in the 21st Century Conference . Why did those in attendance...
  • Blog Post: The Bright Future of Machine Learning

    Posted by Rob Knies Unlocking the future—that was the theme Rick Rashid , Microsoft chief research officer, used to close his opening remarks April 23 during the first day of the Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit 2013 . The event, held at Microsoft’s Le Campus site in Issy...
  • Blog Post: 14 Years of Inspiring Asia Pacific Ph.D. Candidates

    Posted by Rob Knies For the past 13 years, the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Program has offered the most prestigious computer-science Ph.D. scholarships in the Asia Pacific region. Hundreds of students have been inspired to excel in the interim, and that reputation was underscored yet again...
  • Blog Post: Chinese University Presents Rashid with Special Honor

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies On four occasions over the past 30 years, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) has presented honorary doctoral degrees to esteemed individuals. Such recognition, which requires national accreditation, is conferred to honor a distinguished...