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New leadership

Chris Bishop begins role as new director of Microsoft Research Cambridge

Bishop, a Microsoft distinguished scientist who previously served as the lab’s deputy managing director, takes charge of Microsoft Research Cambridge, the European arm of Microsoft’s research organization where researchers are studying everything from biological computation to computer security. “Our breadth is one of our great strengths,” he says.
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Computer vision

MobileFusion: Create 3D scans with your mobile phone

MobileFusion is a research project that turns ordinary mobile phones into 3D scanners without any additional hardware. The resulting 3D scans are detailed enough for 3D printing or use in augmented-reality games.
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Software development

Open source software from Microsoft for Academics

Academics are invited to visit Microsoft Research's new portal for open source projects to explore the available software, use it in their classes and research, and join in adding code to make the projects better..
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