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  • Blog Post: Gulwani Wins 2014 Robin Milner Young Researcher Award

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Sumit Gulwani is a kind and accomplished person, the type who doesn’t simply display concern when he sees something amiss, but actually rolls up his sleeves and begins to fix it. While his day job is as a Microsoft researcher, he also serves on the...
  • Blog Post: Researcher Teevan Wins Borg Early Career Award

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Jaime Teevan , it seems, can do it all. Since joining Microsoft Research in 2006, her focus on personalized search has led to a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a couple of best-paper awards from prestigious academic conferences, and...
  • Blog Post: Cardelli Named Royal Society Research Professor

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies On Oct. 29, the Royal Society announced that Microsoft Research’s Luca Cardelli has received a Royal Society Research Professorship . This prestigious post provides long-term support for internationally recognized scientists of outstanding achievement...
  • Blog Post: The Dollar Cost of Annoying Display Ads

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies What constitutes an annoying display ad on the web? Is it the use of garish colors, as in a Halloween theme gone amok? Is it a page seemingly designed to cram in as many blinking, spinning, animated GIFs as possible? Is an ad annoying when clicking it...
  • 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...