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The Microsoft Research blog shares stories of collaborations with computer scientists at academic and scientific institutions to advance technical innovations in computing, as well as related events, scholarships, and fellowships.

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  1. Project PrivTree: Blurring your “where” for location privacy

    By Winnie Cui, Senior Research Manager, Microsoft Research Asia Data scientist, Anthony Tockar, used publicly available location data to show how celebrities can be tracked throughout New York City, while working on his Master’s Degree at Northwestern University. By cross-referencing…

    January 2017

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  2. Stack of Microsoft researchers earn distinctions from premier computing society

    By John Roach, Writer, Microsoft Research Eight computer scientists at Microsoft research labs around the world have been honored as Fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery, the world’s largest computing society. The organization also named five Microsoft researchers to…

    December 2016

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  3. Substance, not hype, powers AI excitement at premier machine learning conference

    By Christopher Bishop, Distinguished Scientist and Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge Lab This month, I will attend the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), the premier gathering in the machine learning field. I’ve participated in this conference…

    December 2016

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  4. Making better use of the crowd

    By Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research Over the last decade, computer scientists have harnessed crowds of Internet users to solve tasks that are notoriously difficult to crack with computers alone, such as determining whether an image contains a…

    December 2016

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  5. Top PhD students gather at Microsoft Research Asia PhD Forum 2016

    By Lily Sun, Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research Asia Since its inception in 1998, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) has anointed nearly 400 top researchers with the coveted honor of “Microsoft Research Fellow.” Some of them recently returned to Beijing, sharing…

    November 2016

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