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  • 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: 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: 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...