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
This is an umbrella project for our activity in machine learning with exploration-exploitation tradeoff. Most of us are at MSR-NYC.
Logging is very important for software system development and management. It is crucial to avoid logging too little or too much. To achieve so, developers need to make informed decisions on where to log and what to log in their logging practices during development. However, there exists no work on studying such logging practices in industry or helping developers make informed decisions. In this paper, we systematically study the logging practices of developers.
Scalable and Practical App Digging Engine
This project targets at providing code suggestions based on programming context. The suggested code represents usages of an API method.
We're creating a panoramic image of Seattle that captures artists and performers in action throughout a sweeping view of the city. You'll be able to zoom into the image to see dancers, acrobats, performances and art installations—all appearing simultaneously within a single gigapixel image. We're calling it Gigapixel ArtZoom.
Socl — pronounced social — 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 Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter.
Labs: FUSE Labs
A mobile web app that makes latent, hyperlocal neighborhood communities more visible, to help neighbors connect. This project leverages intelligent filters and event detection algorithms to help users find relevant, spiking topics about what is happening here and now.
Labs: FUSE Labs
Buildings have a tremendous impact on our society, resource footprint, environment and health. In the past few years, there have been significant advances in gaining visibility into buildings’ daily operations. As human activities and comfort impact how buildings operate, we argue that the next step is Human-Building Analytics (HBA). Specifically, HBA allows analytics to be more personalized to individual occupants, and buildings to be more adaptive to occupants’ behavior.
-- Making it easy for app developers of all levels to test their apps under real-world contexts on the cloud or real devices --
Project focussed on the patterns of road development in tropical forests.
Waypoint project is currently under wraps but this site will be updated in October when things go live.
In this work, we explore the properties of the global PKI as it exists in practice. We then leverage this information to construct flexible mechanisms that allow observers to fashion individualized policies to determine certificate trust.
Labs: Silicon Valley
We work on fundamental issues in crowdsourcing, in particular, incentive mechanisms for paid crowdsourcing, algorithms and theory for crowdsourced problem solving.
AutoTag ‘n Search My Photos is a Windows 8 application that helps manage your personal photos. It authenticates to Facebook using your Facebook id, and uses photos tagged in Facebook to automatically tag photos in your Pictures Library. Once tagged, photos can be searched with people tags using the search charm as well as selectively uploaded to Facebook with tags. Tagging accuracy improves as more photos are tagged on Facebook and edits/confirmations are made to tags using the application.
Labs: eXtreme Computing Group
As PHY layer data rates increase, CSMA MAC overheads dominate. The 9 us slot width at 1Gbps data rate can result in MAC efficiency of under 10%. WiFi-Nano proposes a novel speculative transmission based technique that leverages self-interference cancelation and allows for using 800ns slots -- reducing CSMA overheads by an order of magnitude.
The quest for higher data rates in WiFi is leading to the development of standards that make use of wide channels (e.g., 40MHz in 802.11n and 80MHz in 802.11ac). We argue against this trend of using wider channels, and instead advocate that radios should communicate concurrently over multiple narrow channels for efficient and fair spectrum utilization. We propose WiFi-NC, a novel PHY-MAC design that allows radios to use WiFi over multiple narrow channels simultaneously.
Dhwani enables information theoretically secure Near Field Communication (NFC) on existing mobile phones without requiring any special hardware or PKI infrastructure. It uses existing microphones and speakers on phones to perform acoustic NFC.
The LKW project is aimed at designing low-power algorithms and systems for admission control to speech systems: i.e., detecting foreground speech, recognizing leading keywords and verifying speakers on a continuously-on wearable device. Our goal is to consume under 10 mW average on generic embedded hardware available today and under 100uW on custom hardware.
Big Sky is a web service for exploratory data analysis.
The goal of this project is to provide easily usable models for lexical semantic relations, which have been developed at Microsoft Research. Currently the models include heterogeneous vector space models for measuring semantic word relatedness and the polarity inducing latent semantic analysis (LSA) model that judges whether two words or synonyms or antonyms.