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Chuck Needham

Chuck Needham
MICROSOFT RESEARCH SUPPORT ENGINEER
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Projects

Kinect for Windows SDK beta

Coming later this spring, the Kinect for Windows SDK is a programming toolkit that will enable researchers and enthusiasts easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running Microsoft Windows 7.

 

 

Microsoft Tag

 Microsoft Tag connects real life with the digital world. Microsoft Tags are small, colorful codes that can be printed, stuck, or displayed just about anywhere. When you snap a Tag with the camera on your internet-enabled phone, additional information or experiences are automatically opened on your phone. There is no fumbling with URLs or texting short codes. Microsoft Tags can make product packages, posters, print-based ads, magazine articles, exhibit signage, billboards, storefronts, business card, or just about anything else, interactive.

Songsmith

Songsmith

Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.

 

WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes in the world to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe. 

 

 

 

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Eversole, Adam
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  • MSR Demosaicing Dataset
    The Microsoft Research Cambridge demosaicing data set consists of set of raw images, and their downscaled versions which can be used for learning and evaluating demosaicing (and possibly other tasks like denoising), both in linear-space and color-space.
  • Image Composite Editor (32 bit)
    Image Composite Editor (ICE) is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the app creates a seamless high-resolution panorama. ICE can also create a panorama from a panning video, including stop-motion action overlaid on the background. Finished panoramas can be shared and viewed in 3D on the Photosynth web site, or saved in a variety of image formats.
  • Image Composite Editor (64 bit)
    Image Composite Editor (ICE) is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the app creates a seamless high-resolution panorama. ICE can also create a panorama from a panning video, including stop-motion action overlaid on the background. Finished panoramas can be shared and viewed in 3D on the Photosynth web site, or saved in a variety of image formats.
  • MSR ECCLib
    MSR ECCLib is an efficient cryptographic library that provides functions for computing essential elliptic curve operations on a new set of high-security curves. All computations on secret data exhibit regular, constant-time execution, providing protection against timing and cache attacks. For more information, see http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/nums/default.aspx.
  • Probabilistic Z3
    Probabilistic Z3 is a solver for the bounded reachability problem that uses the symbolic approximation technique described in the following paper: Markus N. Rabe, Christoph M. Wintersteiger, Hillel Kugler, Boyan Yordanov, and Youssef Hamadi, Symbolic Approximation of the Bounded Reachability Probability in Large Markov Chains, QEST’14, Springer, 2014