October 8, 2012 - October 9, 2012

eScience Workshop 2012

Location: Chicago, IL, U.S.

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escience2012_chicago.jpgThe ninth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop was held October 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on eScience 2012. Discussions and presentations once again related to the theme of eScience in Action. In addition to sessions on a variety of topics, we announced the winer of the Microsoft Research 2012 Jim Gray eScience Award at the workshop. Microsoft Research bestows this annual award on a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of data-intensive computing.

Jim Gray eScience Award Winner Announced

escience2012_jimgrayaward-winner.jpgAntony John Williams was announced as the winner of the 2012 Jim Gray eScience Award at this year’s eScience Workshop. Vice president of strategic development and head of Chemoinformatics for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Antony has pursued a career built on rich experience in experimental techniques, implementation of new nuclear magnetic resonance technologies, research and development, and teaching, as well as analytical laboratory management. He has been a leader in making chemistry publically available through collective action: his work on ChemSpider helps provide fast text and structure search access to data and links on more than 28 million chemicals, and this resource is freely available to the scientific community and the general public. Learn more…

About the Workshop

Each year, the Microsoft Research eScience Workshop provides a forum for scientists and researchers to share their experiences and expertise with the academic and research communities. The eScience Workshop fosters collaboration, facilitates the sharing of software components and techniques, and defines rich, open scientific challenges. Microsoft has been actively pursuing research in eScience for more than 10 years; the book, The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, provides a background on its many areas of focus.