|Rick Rashid: Research builds a foundation for the future
Microsoft Research founder Rick Rashid, in his opening keynote address of Microsoft Research Asia’s 15th Computing in the 21st Century Conference, recounts the core principles he established for the research group and provides examples of key product contributions.
|Microsoft Research Asia – Celebrating 15 Years of Innovation
Microsoft Research Asia celebrates its 15-year anniversary on November 5, 2013. Six speakers reflect on the value of Microsoft Research’s Beijing lab to individuals, to society, to Microsoft, and to the research community in China, the Asia region, and beyond. They highlight Microsoft Research Asia’s achievements through research collaboration, technical innovation and talent fostering, and point to an even brighter future ahead.
|Students develop analytics engine for the Lab of Things
University College London students have developed an analytics engine to scrutinize data collected from experiments and research applications running on the Lab of Things (LoT) research platform. The LoT enhances field studies in such diverse disciplines as healthcare, energy management, and home automation. It not only makes deployment and monitoring easier, it also simplifies the analysis of experimental data and promotes sharing of data, code, and study participants, further lowering the barrier to evaluating ideas in a diverse set of environments where people live, work, or play.
|Bridging the Gender Gap
By 2018, there will be 1.4 million open technology jobs in the United States, yet at the current rate of job growth, only 29 percent of future computer scientists will be women. In order to build the most innovative technology solutions and solve the world’s toughest problems, we need teams that are diverse. To achieve that, we must not only ensure that Microsoft Research is a great place for women researchers and engineers to work, we must also join with others to help bridge the gender gap in technology careers.
|Research Bits: Bertrand Meyer
“Research Bits” provide a glimpse into the research being conducted around the world through brief interviews with researchers.
In this interview, Bertrand Meyer from ETH Zurich explains the importance of software quality, reliability, and dependability. He notes how his research is helping to ensure that software does exactly what it is supposed to do.
Field correspondent Josephine Cheng conducted this interview during the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2013.
|Reinventing Tech for the Next Generation—she++ and Microsoft Research
Learn what Microsoft Research, in partnership with she++, is doing to change the face of computer science by bringing more women into the field. This on-demand video of the event, 'Reinventing Tech for the Next Generation,' includes the she++ documentary and question-and-answer sessions with our two panels. The first panel consists of highly motivated and inspiring female interns who are making a difference in their local communities by growing the next generation of computer scientists. The second includes top technical women from Microsoft who are driving innovation and change across the company. Share in the inspiration and enthusiasm for growing the numbers of women in computer science and learn what you can do to help the cause.
|Microsoft Research Internships
Microsoft Research interns describe the distinct advantages of having an intern experience at Microsoft, including direct interaction with product groups and invaluable impact on their PhD studies. Microsoft Research mentors also weigh in on what they look for in an intern and what makes the program unique and so fulfilling – for the students and for Microsoft.