Portrait of Rick Gutierrez

Rick Gutierrez

Senior SDET

About

I have been at Microsoft Corp since Nov 1997 and have been with several groups within Microsoft such as the Development Division, Windows CE and now with Redmond Research.

My primary duties with the Advanced Development team is to Test Projects by Microsoft Researchers. I also perform several duties such as; Team Lab, Source File Control, SQL Development and Administration, Test Sharepoint and Test Tools Development using C#.

I work really close with both internal and external teams within Microsoft and sometimes with external Microsoft customers using our technology. I believe in providing the best experience to any Microsoft customer and treat them how I would like to be treated as a customer.

Currently, I am leading my own research test project “Microsoft Research Automation Tool” (MSRat). The idea behind this tool, is to allow testers to record mouse, keyboard and touch inputs on Windows 8 Modern UI applications. The tool will then generate the C# code necessary for the test to be executed at any time, either by itself or as part of a suite.

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence & Speech Recognition
Computer Learning
Internet Security and Cyber Crime prevention
Robotics
Software Automation
Tools Development
Video Processing
Web Technology

Projects

Microsoft Research Data Visualization Apps for Office

Established: February 6, 2013

This project has now been concluded, and the apps have been deprecated. Thank you for your feedback! At Microsoft Research, we want to let users play with new types of visualizations. We’re doing it with Apps for Office, a new feature for…

Kinect for Windows SDK Beta

Established: April 15, 2011

The Kinect for Windows SDK beta, created by Microsoft Research, was a programming toolkit for application developers. It enabled easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running the Windows 7…

Detection of JavaScript-based Malware

Established: December 8, 2008

Nozzle: Runtime heap spray detector Nozzle is a runtime monitoring infrastructure that detects attempts by attackers to spray the heap. Nozzle uses lightweight emulation techniques to detect the presence of objects that contain executable code. To reduce false positives, we developed…

Image Composite Editor

Established: December 3, 2008

Image Composite Editor (ICE) is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the app creates a seamless high-resolution panorama. ICE can also create a panorama from a…

WorldWide Telescope

Established: April 2, 2002

WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a virtual telescope to astronomers, a virtual observatory of the Earth to geo-researchers, and an interactive teaching and learning tool to science educators. Since its initial release in late 2006, WWT has become an integral part…

Projects

Other

Products

 

Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence & Speech Recognition
  • Computer Learning
  • Internet Security and Cyber Crime prevention
  • Robotics
  • Software Automation
  • Tools Development
  • Video Processing
  • Web Technology

I use SQL Server, Visual Studio, and many other programming tools on a daily basis and conduct internal training to other staff members a few times a year.