Microsoft Azure Grant Programmes

Microsoft Azure Grants Programmes – If you have interesting research projects they may qualify for these programme grants. AI for Humanitarian Action – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/ai-for-humanitarian-action About the program We will support specific nonprofit and humanitarian organizations through financial grants, partnerships, and technology investments in addition to technical expertise. We will work together with organizations to create…

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ESRI GEO AI Data Science Virtual Machine

I was recently at University meeting  where we  got into the discussion of using Cloud Computing for Digital humanities. Digital Humanities is an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of computing or digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities. It includes the systematic use of digital resources in the humanities, as well as…

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Running Spark on a GPU enabled cluster with AZTK

The ability to run Spark on a GPU enabled cluster demonstrates a unique convergence of big data and high-performance computing (HPC) technologies. Many institutions now want to provide infrastructure for high performance hardware such as GPUs with big data engines such as Spark, thus allowing academics, data scientists and data engineering students  to enable many…

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University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Programme Data Hack

Guest blog by Ellen Pasternack, DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford About me   Hi! I’m Ellen Pasternack, a DPhil candidate in the University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Programme. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-pasternack-6b1191125/ I’m studying sexual selection in red jungle fowl, and I also blog about biology at www.endlessformsmostwonderful.wordpress.com. As part of my training…

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Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud Red Shirt Tour

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group VENUE INFO Birmingham, United Kingdom National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham B40 1NT United Kingdom For transportation options and directions, visit National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Tech Summit Birmingham | January 25, 2018 Learn how to better develop, deploy, and manage cloud…

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Introductory computing class using Microsoft Azure Notebooks Service powered by the Jupyter

This article was published by the University of Cambridge Engineering department at www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/department-engineering-increases-student-learning-open-source-azure-service and has been reposted for sharing of best practice within academia. As the pace of global innovation continues to accelerate, the University of Cambridge is evolving engineering curriculum to teach core concepts faster using higher level, open source tools in the public…

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Future Decoded 2017–Register Now

Future Decoded is Microsoft’s annual UK conference which describes itself as “A vision of the modern digital business for today and tomorrow”. This year, the conference is held on 31st October & 1st November 2017 at the ExCeL, London. If you are not already registered, you can register for free at https://futuredecoded.com  Unlike previous years,…

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Quantum Computing at Future Decoded

Guest blog By Rob Fraser, Senior Director of Commercial Software Engineering at Microsoft Quantum is a very different form of computing. A quantum computer uses the physics of the very small, individual atoms and particles like electrons, to create a way of computing that can work on specific kinds of problems that are currently intractable…

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Exploring Data Visualisation in Mixed Reality using the Microsoft Hololens

Guest post by Lucas Valtl, M.Sc Student at UCL. About Me My name is Lucas and I recently completed my master thesis (which is the topic of this post) for my M.Sc in Computer Science at University College London. Before that I graduated with a BSc in International Business from Maastricht University and worked at…

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Capturing Occupant Well-being Through Facial Expressions using Microsoft Cognitive Services

Guest post by PhD Student Mark Allen from the University of Cambridge you can read more about me at my blog at https://naturalhouse.org.uk/ About me I am a second year PhD student at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge with broad academic interests ranging from architecture to biomimetics. A civil engineer by training, these…

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