Two from Microsoft Research Win Helmholtz Recognition

Tweet This year, the IEEE Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, the organizer of the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), inaugurated the Helmholtz Prize, a test-of-time award presented for papers published at least 10 years ago that continue to influence the field of computer vision. Given the huge strides the field has…


Two from Microsoft Research Named 2014 IEEE Fellows

Tweet Posted by Rob Knies   Even in this awesome, hyperbolic age, the words “extraordinary achievement” don’t get tossed around all that much. And when they come from the IEEE, the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology, they retain the distinction of superiority the King’s English surely intended. Consider, then, the thrill…


Data-Powered Predictions for 2014, from the Super Bowl to Hillary Clinton

Tweet Posted by Steve Wiens   Microsoft researcher David Rothschild is legendary for his ability to predict the future using a unique, rigorous approach to data analysis. He correctly called the results of the 2012 U.S. presidential election in every state but one. He nailed 19 of the 24 Oscar categories this year. And he’s constantly pushing the…


Latest Microsoft Research Luminary: Lucas Joppa, Conservation Scientist

Tweet Posted by Rob Knies   Over the past several years, Microsoft Research Cambridge has established its bona fides as a serious player in the area of computational ecology, so it’s no great surprise that work from that lab caught the attention of Prince William during a recent trip to the London Zoo. During a…


Socl Creativity Goes Mobile

Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Socl lets you create, collect and share stuff you love. From rich visual collages to short animated media and memes, express yourself through posts that take seconds to create, collect, and share on Socl, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter. Now, Socl is available for mobile-phone users….


Microsoft Research PM Gives ‘Hour of Code’ to Local Seattle Community Every Day

Tweet Posted by Athima Chansanchai Four days a week, Frank Martinez teaches students at south Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School how to turn coding into real-world projects. On Thursdays, he educates people vulnerable to homelessness on the fundamentals of computer science. But none of this is his day job. Martinez is a senior program manager…


Borgs’ Stellar Work Reaps Its Due Reward

Tweet Posted by Rob Knies   Phase transitions. Statistical physics. Probability theory. To many of us, such concepts are simply beyond our grasp, accessible, if at all, only as something relating, in some vague, hazy fashion, to issues mathematical or topics scientific. Such fields, if they are in the least approachable, beckon only to the…


Grudin’s Work Cited for ‘Lasting Impact’

Tweet Posted by Rob Knies   The annual Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) conference focuses on technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. When the folks behind the conference decided it was time to begin to honor influential papers in the field, it made sense to turn to individuals who have had a significant…


Learn How Microsoft Researchers Are Using Wearable Technology to Read Your Moods

Tweet Posted by Kelly Berschauer   You can feel the stress building—you’re on deadline, your computer has stalled to a standstill, you’re pounding keys in frustration, and your blood is boiling. You’re about to explode. And at that exact moment, your computer tells you to take deep breath and a walk. Thanks to a team of Microsoft…


Advance Your Presentation with Your Phone

Tweet Posted by Rob Knies   Making a business presentation can be daunting. Interaction with the audience might require you to change the flow of your presentation by jumping to a different section in your PowerPoint presentation. Or you might want to show supporting evidence in an Excel or Word document. Either you’ve faced these…