How computing technologies can help address scientific challenges
New challenges facing scientists in a variety of fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy are as much about data as about computation. eScience efforts at Microsoft Research seek to further the understanding of these challenges, support the developing community, develop computational tools that will enable the advancement of scientific research, and catalyze discovery through funded collaborative research.
Jim Gray eScience Award Winner Announced
Antony John Williams receives the Jim Gray eScience Award from Tony Hey, vice president of Microsoft Research ConnectionsAntony John Williams was presented the 2012 Jim Gray eScience Award at this year's Microsoft eScience Workshop. Vice president of strategic development and head of Chemoinformatics for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Antony has pursued a career built on rich experience in experimental techniques, implementation of new nuclear magnetic resonance technologies, research and development, and teaching, as well as analytical laboratory management. He has been a leader in making chemistry publically available through collective action: his work on ChemSpider helps provide fast text and structure search access to data and links on more than 28 million chemicals, and this resource is freely available to the scientific community and the general public. More...
eScience Workshop 2012
Chicago, Illinois, United States The ninth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop was held October 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Discussions and presentations once again related to the theme of eScience in Action. Providing a forum for scientists and researchers to share their experiences and expertise with the academic and research communities, the workshop fosters collaboration, facilitates the sharing of software components and techniques, and defines rich, open scientific challenges. More...
.NET Bio released
The Bioinformatic package .NET Bio allows scientists to import, manipulate, and process gene sequences on the Windows operating system. Developed in Microsoft Research and now owned by the Outercurve Foundation, this bioinformatic toolkit is based on the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. This open-source project is distributable under the Apache 2.0 license, allowing project contributors to tailor the applications to their needs and enhance functionality in areas they desire. More...
- Science@Microsoft - The Fourth Paradigm in Practice Book (PDF, 10 MB)
- Science@Microsoft - The Fourth Paradigm in Practice Book (Kindle Edition)
- The Fourth Paradigm (PDF, 6.5 MB)
- Jim Gray eScience Award Datasheet (PDF, 4.4 MB)
- eScience Workshop 2013
Beijing, China· 1315 October 2013
- Latin American eScience Workshop 2013
São Paulo, Brazil· 1315 May 2013
- eScience Workshop 2012
Chicago, IL, U.S.· 89 October 2012