Microsoft Research’s Windows Azure for Research program, which features a continuing series of Windows Azure cloud training events and a program of Windows Azure research grants, has been going strong since its launch in September 2013
Selecting the winning proposals was extremely difficult, as we can fund only a fraction of the submissions. Nonetheless, we persevered and winnowed the proposals down to the grant recipients listed, by lead author and project title.
You can review abstracts for these proposals at Windows Azure for Research.
The Grant approved for the United Kingdom are
•Blesson Varghese, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom – Real-time Catastrophe Risk Management on Windows Azure
•Julio Hernandez-Castro, David Barnes, University of Kent, United Kingdom – ChessWitan: Mining chess data to distinguish human from computer play
•Nadarajen Veerapen, University of Stirling, United Kingdom – Automated Bug Fixing
•Vassilis Glenis, Newcastle University, United Kingdom – Modelling Flood Risk in Urban Areas
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