Microsoft Research Blog

The Microsoft Research blog provides in-depth views and perspectives from our researchers, scientists and engineers, plus information about noteworthy events and conferences, scholarships, and fellowships designed for academic and scientific communities.

  1. Securing safe water through Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud

    By Kenji Takeda, Solution Architect and Technical Manager, Microsoft Research Jacob Katuva used to get up at dawn to cycle 12 miles from his village to collect water with his uncles and cousins when he was growing up in Kenya.  Now he is part of…
    April 14, 2016
  2. Cultivating collaboration: a people first approach

    By Miran Lee, Principal Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research Asia When we focus on people first, great projects and new technologies can’t be far behind. This perspective guides Microsoft Research’s activities in every region, and Korea is no exception. Our very first partnership discussions in Korea…
    March 25, 2016
  3. Computational thinking, 10 years later

    By Jeannette M. Wing, corporate vice president, Microsoft Research “Not in my lifetime.” That’s what I said when I was asked whether we would ever see computer science taught in K-12. It was 2009, and I was addressing a gathering of attendees to a workshop…
    March 23, 2016
  4. Here’s why Microsoft cares about basic research — and you should, too

    Posted by Jeannette M. Wing The Internet, global positioning systems, the laser, multi-touch displays and search engines. What do these have in common? These technologies, which we take for granted today, came out of basic scientific research. Basic research creates knowledge. It advances our fundamental…
    October 19, 2015