"How to blog, get tenure and prosper"

One of the discussions that frequently happens at the eScience/Science 2.0 type meetings is how does academia incorporate the Web 2.0 technologies (Blogging, etc) into the tenure based reward system – these are technologies that change how quickly/accessible information can be and are not connected to the current papers to journal process.  So I found…


Making Sense of Data Overload: An Innovative Approach to Progressive Data Analysis

It’s really good to see that the datamining work (ProDA) that Cyrus Shahabi of USC is getting more visibility – the use of wavelet compression is a really neat way to deal with large amounts of data and make it easy to see the trends…you can see why folks like Chevron were interested in it….


SCIENCE Article: An Earth Systems Science Agency?

Very interesting article in current issue of Science… The United States faces unprecedented environmental and economic challenges in the decades ahead. Foremost among them will be climate change, sea-level rise, altered weather patterns, declines in freshwater availability and quality, and loss of biodiversity. Addressing these challenges will require well-conceived, science-based, simultaneous responses on multiple scales,…


The Petabyte Problem: Scrubbing, Curating and Publishing Big Data

Carol Minton Morris has a good entry on the HatCheck Newsletter on Alex Szalay’s keynote, “Scientific Publishing in the Era of Pedabyte Data,” at JCDL on June 19, 2008.  I always enjoy listening to Alex and hearing his perspective, especially since he gets his hands dirty with the eScience work and has  put together a…


Environmental Science related activities

Here are some good articles on Environmental Science related activities that our researchers at Microsoft Research are involved with.  Understanding Climate Change—One Tree at a Time How Can Technology Sustain the Environment in the 21st Century? Microsoft Virtual Earth Puts Planet Earth in Focus Researchers Create a "Digital Watershed" of Data Microsoft Research Extends Reach…


WorldWide Telescope is a powerful educational tool — a way of telling compelling stories about the Universe.

An On the Issues Essay came out last week featuring Alyssa Goodman, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University.  Highlights how WWT can be used to not only browse and view the Universe – but can be a powerful tool to allow Astronomers to get to data and make discoveries. A Virtual Telescope: Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope is…