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External Research Symposium 2009

Each year, Microsoft Research invites academic investigators with whom it has been collaborating to present their research progress and findings at an overall project review meeting. At the External Research Symposium held on March 30–31, 2009, more than 130 researchers joined colleagues at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, to review these projects, compare findings, and discuss their investigative goals and strategies.

The event included 30 major presentations, as well as poster sessions where more than 100 projects were explained and reviewed. The researchers fielded numerous questions about the technologies developed, next steps planned for their investigations, and any new directions indicated by the findings.

Several major categories of research areas were examined, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Health and Well-Being
  • Earth, Energy, and Environment
  • Computer Science
  • Education and Scholarly Communications
  • Advanced Research Tools and Services

Researchers and other attendees expressed a strong desire to access information about all of the projects and outcomes. The presentations, posters, and other materials are available online for those who are interested in this research and wish to download more information about it. Please click the links in the right-hand column for additional information.