Programming today involves editing code while also running it in our head. To augment this mental simulation, live programming promises for much more fluid feedback between the programmer and a program that is executing while it is being edited.
Mobile video is quickly becoming a mass consumer phenomenon. More and more people are using their smartphones to search and browse video contents while on the move. This project is to develop an innovative instant mobile video search system through which users can discover videos by simply pointing their phones at a screen to capture a very few seconds of what they are watching.
Use consumer video equipment to trace animal movement.
This project re-imagines and re-engineers wide area networks, to more than double their efficiency and allow flexible sharing of resources.
Definition • Conversion of text from one script to another • Translation of named entities • Conversion of text from Romanized Arabic to native Arabic script
We are studying how we can get regular people to do simple tasks at specific locations. An example task is to take a picture of a sign at a certain location. We are interested in who to ask and how much to pay.
We work on questions motivated by machine learning, in particular from the theoretical and computational perspectives. Our goals are to mathematically understand the effectiveness of existing learning algorithms and to design new learning algorithms. We combine expertise from diverse fields such as algorithms and complexity, statistics, and convex geometry.
Labs: Silicon Valley
Stroke Recovery with Kinect is an interactive rehabilitation system that helps stroke patients improve their upper-limb motor functioning in the comfort of their own home. By using the Microsoft Kinect sensor’s gesture recognition technology, the system recognizes and interprets the user’s movements, assesses their rehabilitation progress, and adjusts the level of difficulty for subsequent therapy sessions.
Exploratory queries on a database often returns too few or too many results (e.g., a home search query on a database of available homes). In such cases, the user faces the challenges of (i) navigating through too many results and/or (ii) refining the query. This project focuses on innovative ways to help the user when the face the above challenges.
Labs: eXtreme Computing Group
The same entity is often referred to in a variety of ways. For example, the camera Canon 600d is also referred to as "canon rebel t3i", the celebrity Jennifer Lopez is also referred to as "jlo" and Seattle Tacoma International Airport is also referred to as "sea tac". These are known as synonyms. Without knowledge of synonyms, many applications like e-commerce search will fail to return relevant results. We leverage the data assets amassed by Bing to automatically mine such synonyms.
Labs: eXtreme Computing Group
MSR has a strong group of scientists working on algorithm design, analysis, and experimental evaluation, as well as researchers in related areas (e.g., coding theory), but no formal algorithms group. The Virtual Algorithms Center (VIRAL) brings these individuals together. The goals of the center is to enhance collaboration between algorithms researchers and the rest of MSR, provide internal consulting, and give an external view of the algorithms research at MSR.
Tabular is a Excel add-in that brings the power of model based machine learning to data enthusiasts. It allows the user to write a simple model that explains their data and perform Bayesian inference. Tabular is built on top of Infer.NET.
Pluripotency is the unique characteristic of embryonic stem (ES) cells, which demonstrate the capacity to generate all somatic cell lineages. But how ES cells decide to transition to a given adult cell type remains unknown. In this project, we combine formal verification, model-checking and model synthesis into a new tool for uncovering the transcriptional program of pluripotency: a reasoning engine for interaction networks.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a foundational infrastructure for processing written text. This processing revolves around text analysis and understanding serving a multitude of sophisticated tasks such as Text Search, Document Management, Automatic Translation, Proofreading, Text Summarization and many more…
Ethnographic project to better understand the crowd work ecosystem.
The global hub for sustainable development at Microsoft Research
Office Remote turns your Windows Phone into a smart remote for Microsoft Office, providing convenient touch-based control of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents projected from your PC. It lets you show what you want, when you want, with all the freedom you need to walk around and connect with your audience.
Crowded: Digital Piecework and the Politics of Platform Responsibility in Precarious Times looks as crowdsourcing as a focal point for many of the issues that are raised by the structure of our current information economy: economic value, cultural meaning, and ethics.
Labs: New England
The Samples of Synthesized Speech