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These have been impressive days for European research, highlighted by last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Both are stunning examples of thousands of researchers collaborating to push the boundaries of data-intensive science. But whether you’re part…


PhD students convene in Cambridge for 2013 Summer School

Sixty students from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa participated in the 2013 PhD Summer School at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The beginning of July is always a special time of year at Microsoft Research Cambridge as we welcome PhD students to our annual PhD Summer School. We began our eighth Microsoft Research PhD Summer School…


Initiative Celebrates Industry-Academia Collaboration

Snow fell across the United Kingdom on January 18, 2013, but it was not about to deter some of Microsoft Research’s leading visionaries from making their way from the brand new Cambridge lab down to University College London (UCL). They headed to UCL for a special day that would commemorate the deep and long lasting…


Microsoft Research and TWAS-AAS Recognize Outstanding Young African Scientists

(from left to right) Fayçal Djeffal, Konrad Scheffler, Moustafa Youssef received the 2010 TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award in a ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya. On February 26, 2011, three African scientists received the 2010 TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award in a ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya. The award, funded by Microsoft Research Connections, recognizes outstanding research in computer sciences that…