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  • 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: Fighting Back Against Click-Spam

    Posted by Rob Knies Remember that time, a decade or so ago, when spam was the scourge of the Internet, when the sheer volume of junk email threatened to engulf legitimate correspondence and short-circuit the promise of the digital revolution? Those concerns are a bit distant these days. Spam is...
  • Blog Post: Continuous Mobile Vision Takes a Step Forward

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies You might not be aware of the term “continuous mobile vision,” but I’ll bet there’s a good chance you are aware of one of the scenarios it could enable. Remember the concept, bandied about in recent years, of technology that can...
  • Blog Post: Researcher Varghese Captures IEEE Kobayashi Award

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies To hear George Varghese tell it, his research career got off to a rather inauspicious debut. “I wasn’t exactly a shining star when I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,” he says. “I was hardly the one who would...
  • Blog Post: Bahl Accepts Alumni Honor

    Posted by Rob Knies Victor Bahl , director of Microsoft Research’s Mobile Computing Research Center , has enjoyed an illustrious career, one that is being honored April 17, when he will be one of six recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards presented by the University of Massachusetts...
  • Blog Post: Making Purchases with Zero Effort

    Posted by Rob Knies Imagine that you walk into a store, select an item to purchase, and approach the cash register. A wireless-proximity transmitter within your smartphone detects your presence, and a facial-recognition program determines your identity. The transaction is recorded onto video, and...