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Vikram Dendi

Vikram Dendi
TECHNICAL & STRATEGY ADVISOR
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Vikram Dendi is the Strategy Director for Microsoft Research and acts as the Technical & Strategy Advisor to the Head of Microsoft Research. He is responsible for increasing the impact of MSR’s research investments and also currently oversees the teams supporting technology transfer, IP strategy and technical operations.

Vikram has been at Microsoft Research for five years and his prior responsibilities included helping transform research technologies like machine translation into high value developer and user experiences. He was responsible for shaping the product direction and business strategy for Microsoft’s translation platform, which is used by most major Microsoft products, including Bing, Office and Windows, as well as many partner products (Facebook, eBay, Twitter, etc.). Over the course of his tenure at Microsoft, he contributed to a number of other “new product” efforts in a variety of areas, including Maps, Location Based Services, Phone, and Emerging Markets.

Prior to Microsoft, he worked for Real Networks where he played a key role in establishing the company’s open source strategy and was responsible for designing, building, and shipping consumer products for the Mac and Linux platforms.

Vikram graduated with honors from California Institute of Technology and while an Entrepreneurial Fellow in a National Science Foundation sponsored program, he founded his first startup company in the area of tablet computing. Vikram's research interests include Computer Human Interaction, Social Computing, Intelligent Interfaces and Software Agents.

You can connect with him here and follow him @vikman.

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What's New
Microsoft Translator Adds Image Translation to Android
Today, we are announcing several new Microsoft Translator capabilities available for Android users, including instant translation of images. With the new image translation feature in the Translator app for Android, you no longer need to type text or say foreign languages phrases out loud when you see them written on signs, menus, flyers…whatever. Instead you...
In case you missed us at //build/…
Microsoft’s annual developer conference, //build/, was held March 30th to April 1st in San Francisco. During the conference, we unveiled a new version of Microsoft Translator API that adds real-time speech translation capabilities to the existing text translation API. Powered by Microsoft’s state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technologies, speech translation has been available in Skype or over...
Instant Translations from Cortana Are Now Available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Deutsch - English - Español - Français - Italiano Microsoft is announcing that Cortana now supports instant translations for its French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions of Windows 10. When you are using Windows 10 in these languages and need a quick translation of a phrase, you can now just ask Cortana and you’ll get...
Microsoft Translator now offers the most comprehensive translation solution for the iOS ecosystem
Today we are announcing two new features for the Microsoft Translator app for iOS, making it the most comprehensive free translation solution for iPhone, iPad and iPod users. In addition to text, conversation and image translation already available, we are adding support for offline (i.e. not connected to the Internet) and webpage translation. Until now,...
Microsoft Translator brings end-to-end speech translation to everyone with the world’s first Speech Translation API
Today, we released a new version of Microsoft Translator API that adds real-time speech-to-speech (and speech to text) translation capabilities to the existing text translation API. Powered by Microsoft’s state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technologies, this capability has been available to millions of users of Skype for over a year, and to iOS and Android users of...