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  • Blog Post: Making It Easy for Educators to Go Cutting-Edge

    Tweet There has been lots of discussion over the past couple of years about the future of higher education. First, many universities embraced the idea of massive open online courses (MOOCs) to broaden their teaching to a global scale. Then, after observing that MOOCs haven’t fared...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Puts Its Stamp on NSDI ’14

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Among the many activities that occupy a research scientist, participation in conferences focused on an individual’s fields of interest ranks high. They represent an opportunity to meet with colleagues, get up to speed with what others are doing,...
  • 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: Bahl Awarded SIGMOBILE’s Top Honor

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Victor Bahl , research manager of the Mobility and Networking Research Group at Microsoft Research Redmond , recalls a time, nearly 20 years distant, when the idea of a professional organization for those interested in mobile technology was merely a glimmer...
  • 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: 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: The Big Game: Bay Area Research Competition

    Posted by Kelly Berschauer The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has a history of conducting successful student competitions during its major conferences, so it was only fitting that when Microsoft Research Connections and Microsoft Research Silicon Valley were considering hosting a similar...