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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: Bringing Big-Data Dreams Down to Earth

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies You’ve probably heard a bit about big data in recent months. Chatter abounds about the enticing possibilities such prodigious data collections offer. But what, really, is in store for owners and users of big data sets? Curtis Wong knows. ...
  • Blog Post: Inside Power Map’s Latest Update

    Tweet Posted by Curtis Wong, principal researcher It’s been an amazing journey for the past 30 months, developing the ideas and prototypes that made the case to start up Project “GeoFlow,” now called Power Map , with the help of the Startup Business Group (SBG...
  • Blog Post: Seattle, Scientific Innovation, and Microsoft Research

    Posted by Rob Knies Fifty years ago, the Century 21 Exposition—the Seattle World’s Fair—provided visitors with a vision of the future. With its gleaming Monorail and its towering Space Needle, the fair trumpeted the advances made possible by science and space travel, thereby extending...
  • Blog Post: Rashid on the Value of Research

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Once again, for the second year in a row, Rick Rashid delivered a bravura performance during his opening keynote address of Microsoft Research Asia ’s 15th Computing in the 21st Century Conference . Last year, during the same event, he closed his...