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Display results by tag: Development

  • PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft Research and INRIA renew their research partnership until 2017

    MS Europe - 09 April 2014

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  • Microsoft at the 2nd EU Innovation Convention

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 06 March 2014

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  • Learn to tell stories with data at the Excel for Research webinar

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 21 Feb. 2014

    Puzzled about data science? There are many views about what you can achieve through data collection, management and wrangling, yet one of them is that data science is all about telling stories.

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  • An Early Peek into the Oscars’ Envelopes

    Rob Knies Managing Editor, Microsoft Research - 21 Feb. 2014

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  • Exploring medical uses of Kinect technology

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 13 Jan. 2014

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  • Bridging the Gender Gap in Computing

    Siân Lindley Researcher in the Socio-Digital Systems (SDS) group at the Microsoft Research lab in Cambridge - 06 Dec. 2013

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft’s Cloud Services Growth Drives Second Expansion of its Dublin Datacentre

    PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft’s Cloud Services Growth Drives Second Expansion of its Dublin Datacentre - 03 Dec. 2013

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  • Join us and boost your research through cloud computing.

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 13 Nov. 2013

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  • Take a backstage tour at Microsoft Research Cambridge

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 18 Oct. 2013

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  • From sign language translation to crises management – Catch-up with MSR Faculty Summit

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 20 Sept. 2013

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  • Lab Environment Motivates Interns

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 06 Sept. 2013

    Each summer, Microsoft Research labs around the world assign mentors, set up extra workspaces, and welcome a new crop of interns. The internship program is a significant component of Microsoft Research’s partnership with the academic world.

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  • A Computer-Vision View of the World

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 28 Aug. 2013

    A robot comes up from the subway. How does it know where it is?

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  • Research in Focus: The Coming Genomics Software Revolution

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 20 Aug. 2013

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  • Bill Gates on the contribution of computing to improving our world

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 19 July 2013

    After working over 10 years at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, I’m convinced that science & technology innovation can play a critical role in addressing important challenges faced by society or even smaller ones from our daily lives. 

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  • Technology for nature

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 14 June 2013

    If you have not yet planned your summer vacation, what about London for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition? You don’t need a formal science background or training to attend this free annual event which displays some of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the United Kingdom.

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  • From the US elections to Eurovision 2013: how Big Data is helping make smarter predictions

    David Rothschild Microsoft Research New York - 13 May 2013

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  • Preserving Latin America’s wildlife

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 22 April 2013

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  • Coming to aid of brain-tumour patients

    Rob Knies Managing Editor, Microsoft Research - 28 March 2013

    Fourteen to 15 months—that’s the average prognosis for patients with glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of malignant glioma, says Dr. Patrick Y. Wen, clinical director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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  • Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn visits Cambridge

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 06 Feb. 2013

    The EU and its Member States investment in R&D is a vital, long-term investment in our collective future. In coming years, Europe’s prosperity, competitiveness and social cohesion will depend far more on its intellectual capital than on any other form of wealth; to starve its education, research or innovation base now will set back Europe’s global competitiveness by years.

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  • “Mathematical Engineering” is becoming a reality thanks to public-private partnership

    Laurent Massoulié Director, INRIA- Microsoft Research Joint Centre - 13 Dec. 2012

    A six year research project leads to a major result for mathematics and computer science, highlighting the benefits of academia-industry partnership.

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  • Supporting future pioneers of computer science

    Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche Senior Research Program Manager in Microsoft Research Connections EMEA - 10 Dec. 2012

    When Jurgen van Gael joined London-based start-up Rangespan – a company which develops analytical tools to help retailers grow and optimise their online range – he found his combination of scientific and practical experience to be crucial for making an impact in the start-up environment.

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  • Fostering open innovation

    Henry Chesbrough & Wim Vanhaverbeke Esade Professor, I.S. Mgmt. & Visiting Professor, Open Innovation Mgmt, National Uni. of Singapore - 10 Aug. 2012

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  • Basic research as a driver of our economic future

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 08 Feb. 2012

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  • Marking a sustained commitment to skills for an inclusive labour market at the EU Employment Week 2011

    Loreta Krizinauskiene Director of NGO ‘Langas I Ateiti’ (Lithuania) - 16 Dec. 2011

    Enabling a new human capacity to match a new era of exponential change in our global economy is one of our greatest challenges, not just for governments but equally for industry and certainly the focal point of initiatives from the third sector and NGOs like us Langas i Ateiti ‘Window to the Future’.

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  • The Heart of Bing Maps is in Europe

    Alexander Wiechert Business Director Microsoft, GM of Vexcel Imaging - 07 Nov. 2011

    Not too long ago the geospatial industry enjoyed a fair amount of anonymity. Those who worked in the profession drew blank stares at social gatherings when the topic of discussion took the inevitable “what do you do?” turn. “Mapping” was an easy enough response, though the impression left was that of the AA or Michelin Road Atlases.

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  • European researchers switch from super computers to cloud computing

    Tuomas Eerola Partner, Techila Technologies - 24 Oct. 2011

    More than ever now, the European Commission needs to focus on building and growing the high-performance computing (HPC) market. High-performance computing (HPC) uses supercomputers to solve advanced computation problems and is a key enabler of ground-breaking innovation that creates high wage jobs and allows Europe’s competitiveness to be maintained.

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  • VENUS-C Fire Risk

    Demos - 26 Sept. 2011

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  • Europe’s mixed performance on the Global Innovation Index

    Soumitra Dutta & Daniela Benavente - 09 Sept. 2011

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  • Digital heirlooms, your lifetime on a chip

    Futures - 19 Aug. 2011

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  • Bing Twitter Maps links tweeters to their location

    Futures - 29 July 2011

    How often has a friend tweeted you from a restaurant? Weren’t you curious to know where exactly it was? Since late 2009, Twitter users have been able to add details of their location to a tweet. Bing Twitter Maps, a new Twitter-based app developed by Microsoft researchers, merges these geotagged public tweets with the rich geographical information available via Bing Maps.

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  • From science to enterprise: new apps for the cloud

    Fabrizio Gagliardi - 01 July 2011

    Organisations of all types are adopting cloud computing technologies to gain flexibility and strategic advantage in their environments.

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  • Inspiring the next generation of scientists

    Dorothee Belz Vice President Legal and Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Corporation in Europe  - 24 June 2011

    Educate, inspire, connect – three words that describe the unique summit taking place this year: the 61st annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.  It is an exceptional conference which illustrates just how meaningful and fascinating science is for society.

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  • My meeting with European Commissioner Hedegaard

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 09 June 2011

    I was recently at a roundtable meeting with Connie Hedegaard, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and many companies representing the financial, manufacturing, technology and transport sectors and NGOs. Part of the discussion was on the EU’s carbon emissions reduction target for 2020 and a move from 20% to 30%.

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  • Addressing cloud computing globally

    Dan Reed Corporate VP, Technology Strategy & Policy - 07 June 2011

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  • Thoughts on the future of EU research funding

    Andrew Herbert Chairman, Microsoft Research EMEA - 31 May 2011

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  • Video interview: Collaborating with universities to support research and innovation

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 20 May 2011

    The European Commission has placed innovation at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy, encouraging large companies to play a key role through investing in research and development (R&D), as well as through public-private partnerships. 

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  • Finland’s model for an innovation university

    Futures - 03 May 2011

    Finland has set out to create a university that has innovation built into its foundations, merging three institutions into one along the way.  Is Aalto a model for universities in other countries?

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  • Policy for fostering innovation

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 04 April 2011

    Since the launch of the Innovation Union flagship by Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn last October, instruments and policies to improve the performance of the research and innovation systems in Europe have never been so much in the spot light.

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  • Microsoft Research TechFest looks at the future

    Steve Clayton Microsoft Storyteller - 15 March 2011

    Following the interview with Craig Mundie we posted last week, I’d like to dig a little bit more on the idea of turning ideas into products. We get a lot of questions about what Microsoft does with the more than €6.5 billion we invest in R&D every year.

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  • Turning ideas into products

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 09 March 2011

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  • Democratising research with cloud computing

    Steve Clayton Microsoft Storyteller - 24 Feb. 2011

    Cloud computing will dramatically lower the barriers many researchers face accessing and generating life science data. This shift is not unlike the one that occurred in the 1970s when the first personal computers were sold.

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  • Maths helping save the planet

    Éric Boustouller Corporate VP, Western Europe - 08 Feb. 2011

    Did you ever wonder what mathematics has to do with saving the planet? Well a group in France has been working on things like “multi-objective and stochastic constraint programming” for optimising resource usage. This sounds very technical but a lot of the innovative  solutions being looked at today will require smarter methods to make new environmental technologies work.

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  • Looking at the Agenda for New Skills for New Jobs

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 28 Jan. 2011

    Skills are the link to the successful economies of Europe 2020. The way in which we forecast skills demands, provide access to relevant learning tools and engage Europeans more readily in ongoing workforce development will rapidly impact the job profiles and employment opportunities seen on the European market.

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  • Wanted: new pilot project for cloud computing research

    Fabrizio Gagliardi - 13 Jan. 2011

    In October I shared my excitement about the VENUS-C project which is actively developing a cloud computing infrastructure for researcher enterprises at EU level thanks to the funding of the European Union.

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  • Enhancing the web with multilingual content

    Tony Hey Corporate VP, Microsoft Research Connections - 24 Nov. 2010

    Availability of content on the internet in languages other than English remains a problem and in particular several European languages.

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  • EU Research Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn, warns against cuts in national R&D budgets in the downturn

    Futures - 02 Nov. 2010

    European governments that cut spending on research and innovation to help rein in budget deficits risk sacrificing the EU’s future prosperity, warns an independent panel of senior policy makers and business leaders.

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  • EU researchers and Microsoft join forces to boost scientific research through the cloud

    Fabrizio Gagliardi - 27 Oct. 2010

    Distributed computing has become very common in large scientific communities because of the needs of exchanging scientific data and sharing computing resources which would otherwise not be affordable by a single research institute. Cloud computing brings a number of advantages (cost being one) that now makes it a platform of choice for many research activities.

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  • Welcome to the Innovation Union

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 06 Oct. 2010

    What Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn released today should not be seen as business as usual to innovation in Europe, but exactly the opposite. The new flagship of the Europe 2020 strategy is a strong signal by the Commission to challenge the way research and development (R&D) is done  and an injection of new excitement to put us in Europe on the global and competitive stage.  

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  • Behind the scenes in Microsoft’s research laboratory in Cambridge

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 29 July 2010

    For the second year Microsoft Research in Cambridge opened its doors to an audience of press, academics, industry and policymakers for an event called “Enabling Innovation Through Research”.

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  • Centres for innovation

    Futures - 28 June 2010

    Microsoft Innovation Centres around Europe aim to help harness great ideas and turn them into successful businesses while creating jobs, helping people and contributing to both Microsoft’s success and local European economies along the way.

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  • Barcelona, eScience and cloud computing

    Futures - 02 June 2010

    The Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) is taking part in a pioneering EU Framework Programme 7 project on cloud computing , Venus-C - a project that aims to foster the development of a cloud computing platform based on virtualisation technologies not for individuals, but for industry and the scientific community.

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  • Microsoft's Barcelona Research Center

    Futures - 02 June 2010

    The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Microsoft joined forces in 2008 to create the BSC-Microsoft Research Centre.

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  • Máire Geoghegan-Quinn - new EU Commissioner for Science & Research

    Futures - 28 May 2010

    It’s been all change in Brussels, and innovation now has a new Commissioner. And Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has made it crystal clear that she intends to be her own woman.

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  • Barcelona and the future for the cloud

    Microsoft - 27 May 2010

    A converted chapel in Barcelona is the home for a supercomputing centre that is helping to revolutionise the way we will use cloud computing.

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  • Hungry? Reach for the cloud…

    Futures - 26 May 2010

    Superbowl Sunday is big business in the US as people all over the nation tune in to watch the American football match of the year. Pizza deliveries soar on what is one of the highest days of food consumption in the US. This year Domino’s Pizza found a new way to cope with the sudden burst of demand on its computing resources: using “the cloud” for extra capacity.

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  • Expert interviews: innovating in Europe

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 17 March 2010

    Innovation is now the catch phrase for the European Commission but an important one to try and resolve issues facing the EU and the world. From climate change to healthcare society faces many ‘grand challenges’ that will demand the brightest minds in both government, academia and the private sector.

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  • Chairman of Microsoft Europe video blog: future challenges for Europe

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 04 March 2010

    I was asked to describe in 5 minutes how we can help to overcome the challenges facing Europe.

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  • Honour for Cambridge lab head

    Microsoft - 01 March 2010

    Andrew Herbert has always been fascinated by computing, completing his first degree in computational science in 1975 and since then gaining a PhD from Cambridge University, founding a couple of companies and later joining Microsoft Research Cambridge in the UK, where he is now managing director.

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  • Big ideas: Craig Mundie talks cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 26 Feb. 2010

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, when he was last in Brussels.

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  • HSBC & Microsoft partnering to help today’s European Startups

    Cliff Reeves GM Emerging Business Team Microsoft Corporation - 18 Feb. 2010

    What do HSBC and the BizSpark program have in common? They are both focused on supporting innovative SMEs across the world.

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  • Video interview with Chairman of Microsoft Europe: Unlocking human potential

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 25 Jan. 2010

    Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman of Microsoft Europe, on unlocking human potential through inspiring creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; and improving European competitiveness by re-aligning education programmess and providing support for start-up companies.

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  • Somniloquy

    Microsoft - 10 Jan. 2010

    Scientists from Microsoft Research in the United Kingdom and the United States and University of California have developed a prototype that allows computers to run low-energy tasks while in sleep mode.

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  • 'Sleep Talking' PC’s Save Energy and Money

    Microsoft - 11 Dec. 2009

    A group of scientists from Microsoft Research in the United Kingdom and the United States and University of California have developed a prototype that allows computers to run low-energy tasks while in sleep mode. This saves both energy and money.

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  • A programmer’s progress: Michał Moskal’s journey

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    How a student from Wrocław became an expert in software verification – via Aachen and Redmond.

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  • That special spark: A helping hand for innovative start-ups

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    Who would start a business development for start-ups in a slump? That’s precisely when it has to be done, says Microsoft.

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  • Films inspire researcher’s work on futuristic computer displays

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    As a teenager in 1990s war-torn Kosovo, Alban Rrustemi loved a good crime film – especially one with computing gadgets.

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  • Computing the energy problem

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    In May 2009, a Brussels seminar examined the potential of computers to save energy – and the obstacles to realising that potential.

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  • HiBi workshop seeks answers to model questions

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    Fifty-five researchers met in Trento, Italy, in October to look for collaborative solutions to the limitations that are emerging in the way that models of complex biological systems are created and managed.

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  • EMBL’s Peer Bork recognised for work in bioinformatics

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    Peer Bork, who heads a team of bioinformatic researchers at the Heidelberg, Germany- based European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to the field by winning the fourth annual Royal Society and Académie des Sciences Microsoft Award

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  • Albert II visits the Microsoft innovation centre in Mons

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    On 16 June 2009, the King of Belgium, Albert II, visited one of Belgium’s innovation hotspots, the Digital Innovation Valley in Mons. During the visit the King, Walloon Minister for Economy Jean-Claude Marcourt and Mons mayor Elio Di Rupo stopped by the Microsoft Innovation Centre in Mons.

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  • Time to get going again

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    When the new Commission is appointed, it will find a raft of proposals waiting for it – all aimed at putting research, development and innovation at the heart of policy.

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  • The Trento algorithm: A research recipe from Italy

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    Take an ancient town, a new university, Microsoft Research and a fresh approach to computational systems biology. Mix well. Then apply…

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  • Life support for the planet: Trees and climate change

    Michael Kenward - 01 Dec. 2009

    Software tools that help researchers to study the role of forests in climate change could make it easier to understand a wide variety of natural and artificial complex systems.

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  • A call for global innovation

    Richard L. Hudson - 01 June 2009

    As the global financial turmoil continues to cast its shadow, government leaders are gathering in Brussels to discuss collaboration.

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  • Putting computer science to work on biodiversity

    Lori Fortig - 01 June 2009

    As concerns about global warming grow, scientists are turning to sophisticated computational models to better understand and ultimately predict the impact of climate change and human activity on biodiversity.

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  • Europe must be open to the world

    Janez Potocnik - 01 Dec. 2008

    “The creation of a single European Research Area (ERA) - to mirror the single market with the four freedoms of goods, services, people and capital that have done so much to boost competitiveness in Europe - is one of my central objectives.” - Janez Potocnik

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  • How to solve the cluster equation?

    Nuala Moran - 01 June 2008

    In 1997, Microsoft opened its first big European lab – and it placed it in what was then Europe's only serious answer to Silicon Valley: Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.

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