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  • Blog Post: Dumais Receives Athena Lecturer Award

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Among the many earthly domains attributed to the Greek goddess Athena are those of mathematics, inspiration, strength, skill, and wisdom—traits that, combined, begin to describe the career of Susan Dumais , named April 8 as the ninth recipient of...
  • 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: Bringing Translations to Tweets

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies There’s some cool news over at the Microsoft Translator/Bing Translator team blog: The announcement of new translation features, powered by Microsoft Translator , that now appear in the Twitter app for Windows Phone . The new functionality, announced...
  • Blog Post: Conquering Distributed Challenges

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Distributed computing can be a fiendishly difficult endeavor. Its benefits are manifest: Such systems pass messages across a series of computing devices connected to a network, and those devices interact efficiently to achieve results beyond the capability...
  • Blog Post: Research Contributions to Build 2013

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies The launch of Windows 8 late last year provided developers with new opportunities to construct paradigm-shifting apps that can stand out in a busy application ecosystem via their ability to capitalize on touchscreen technologies. Such an evolution doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: Audio Advances Help Xbox One Determine Signal from Noise

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies You might remember Ivan Tashev as the researcher behind the audio technology that helped to make Kinect for Xbox 360 such a marketplace sensation a couple of years ago. Now, with Xbox One headed for a Nov. 22 debut, Tashev, a principal software architect...
  • Blog Post: Malvar Elected as Member of NAE

    Posted by Rob Knies One of the singular advantages of working for Microsoft—and for Microsoft Research, in particular—is the opportunity to work on products and technologies that have a positive influence on multitudes worldwide. Henrique Malvar , Microsoft distinguished engineer and chief...
  • Blog Post: Programming Languages in the Eternal City

    Posted by Rob Knies The Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL) is an annual gathering of thought leaders from around the world to discuss all aspects of programming languages and systems, so it is a given that as the 40th instance of the event gets under way in Rome on Jan. 23...