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Vassily Lyutsarev

Senior Research Software Development Engineer


Vassily Lyutsarev is a Senior Research Software Development Engineer at Microsoft Research Cambridge.



Established: July 10, 2014

Climatology gives you climate information for anywhere on Earth: temperature, rain and sunniness. Whether finding where are the warm, dry places to go on holiday in December, or avoiding rain for your wedding, to finding out what the climate is like in Kazakhstan in April, Climatology allows you to discover the information you want. As of June 30th 2016, the Climatology app will be closing due to the completion of our research project and no…

Conservation Mapping

Established: July 9, 2014

Microsoft research developed a tool in collaboration with IUCN, SSC and UAL, to allow the rapid mapping and assessment of species, threats to species and conservation interventions. it is hoped that this tool will improve bottom up conservation monitoring. RedList assessments and bottom-up conservation mapping   The Conservation Mapping Tool allows web based, collaborative, mapping and assessment of species, threats to species and conservation interventions.   It is hoped that the tool will  transform the…


Established: February 12, 2014

Use consumer video equipment to trace animal movement. Zootracer is software developed at Microsoft Research, capable of accurately tracking multiple, unmarked, interacting individuals in arbitrary video footage. As the software is independent of recording devices, the user may provide recordings from any habitat type. With its intended ability to robustly cope with variations in lighting, camera movement and changes in object appearance, Zootracer represents a step forward in facilitating the collection and analysis of behaviour…

Distribution Modeller

Established: February 27, 2013

Since its inception, the Computational Science group has undertaken research and development into new modelling platforms for computational science. The CEESDM project detailed here evolved from the Computational Science Studio project (mentioned in this article) and then evolved into the Altai project. The Altai project then evolved into the Modelling Environment project, the 4th generation of modelling environment being developed by the group (coming soon...). Platform and Computational Experiment for Smith et al. (2015) "Inferred…

Interactive Data Display

Established: October 28, 2011

Visualize your data over the web: add complex dynamic graphs and maps to your web application.         Interactive Data Display, also known as Dynamic Data Display, is available on multiple platforms. HTML5 Interactive Data Display for JavaScript (IDD for short) is a set of controls for adding interactive visualization of dynamic data to your HTML5 application. It allows to create line graphs, bubble charts, heat maps and other complex 2D plots which…


Established: October 27, 2011

FetchClimate is a fast, free, intelligent environmental information retrieval service that operates over the cloud to return only the environmental data you need. FetchClimate can be accessed either through a simple web interface or via a few lines of code inside any program. Get environmental information in four easy steps FetchClimate provides ready access to complex geographical information including, but not limited to, climatological information. On accessing the FetchClimate Azure web service, you simply need…

Scientific DataSet

Established: March 12, 2010

Scientific DataSet (SDS) is a managed library for reading, writing and sharing array-oriented scientific data, such as time series, matrices, satellite or medical imagery, and multidimensional numerical grids.   It features: Rich metadata to create self-descriptive data packages. Support for several common data formats, such as comma-separated values (CSV), network common data form (NetCDF), and hierarchical data format (HDF5). The ability to scale up from simple text files to multi-terabyte Windows Azure archives. Concurrent access…