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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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Angel, Tambie

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Carbary, Tony

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Edelman Pelton, Alicia
Edelman Pelton, Alicia

Eversole, Adam
Eversole, Adam

Hart, Ted
Hart, Ted

Hughes, Richard
Hughes, Richard

Johnston, David
Johnston, David

Marriott, Ian
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Moeur, Robin
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  • Election 2012 Tweet ID dataset
    This data set identifies 38M tweets collected for the analysis of social media messages related to the 2012 U.S. Presidential election. The data set provides tweet IDs for tweets containing the words "obama", "romney", or both (case-insensitive matching) during the period from July 1, 2012 through November 7, 2012. The paper, “Online and Social Media Data As an Imperfect Continuous Panel Survey.” PLoS ONE 11(1): e0145406 by Diaz et al. provides further description of the dataset.
  • TSS.MSR: The TPM Software Stack from Microsoft Research
    In addition to physical TPM devices, the TSS.MSR libraries can also connect to a TPM simulator to enable application development and debugging on platforms that do not have a TPM 2.0 device. The connection to the simulator is over a TCP/IP socket so the simulator may be running on a remote machine or in another process on the same machine. Below you will find a link to download the TPM2 Simulator binary for use with the TSS.MSR TPM2 libraries.
  • Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro Mac
    Microsoft Hyperlapse is a new technology that creates smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. Want to show your friends what you saw on that 12-mile hike you took last weekend or let them experience how it felt to fly down the mountain on your recent ski trip? With Microsoft Hyperlapse, you can time lapse those experiences, distilling them into easily consumable, enjoyable experiences.
  • MSR JavaScript Cryptography Library
    The Microsoft Research JavaScript Cryptography Library has been developed for use with cloud services in an HTML5 compliant and forward-looking manner. The algorithms are exposed via the W3C WebCrypto interface, and are tested against the Microsoft Edge implementation of that interface. The library currently supports RSA encrypt/decrypt (PKCS#1 v1.5, OAEP, and PSS), AES-CBC and GCM encrypt/decrypt, SHA-256/384/512, HMAC with supported hash functions, PRNG (AES-CTR based) as specified by NIST, ECDH, ECDSA, and KDF (Concat mode). The library is tested on IE8,9,10,11, Microsoft Edge and latest Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari browsers. This library includes big-number integer arithmetic to support the aforementioned cryptographic algorithms. It supports unsigned big integer arithmetic with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reduction, inversion, GCD, extended Euclidean algorithm (EEA), Montgomery multiplication, and modular exponentiation. It provides useful utility functions, such as endianness management and conversion routines. The big integer library is likely to change in future releases. There are also unit tests and some sample code. This library is under active development. Future updates to this library may change the programming interfaces.
  • Fast computation of seamless video loops
    Demonstration code of the project presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015: a fast automatic technique for converting a short (5-second) input video to a seamless loop that can play forever without spatial or temporal artifacts.