Open Science, Open Software

Here in External Research, we collaborate with dozens of computer and research scientists around the world. Through these collaborations, we regularly ask the question, “How can software make you a better scientist?” This seemingly simple question has evoked many exciting answers – and indeed drives the Research Accelerators we choose to incubate for the community….


Winner of the Jim Gray eScience Award Announced

One of the high points of the annual eScience Workshop is the presentation of the Jim Gray Award to a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of data-intensive computing.  I’d like to say a bit more about Jim and why we’ve named an award after him, but first, here’s the identity…


New Technologies Help Healthcare and Environmental Sciences “Scale Up”

Microsoft Research’s 7th annual eScience Workshop is in full swing this week in lovely Berkeley, California. This event has brought together over 200 scientists from diverse fields (and diverse geographies), all united around their interest in using data-intensive science to advance their research. The theme of this year’s workshop is “Scaling the Science,” which is…