Microsoft Awards Fellowships to Eight Researchers

Microsoft has awarded this year's Research Faculty Fellowship to eight researchers who will receive grants up to US$200,000 each.

Researcher Teaches Computers to Detect Spam More Accurately

Without spam detection many of us would spend hours managing the daily load of e-mails. Nina Balcan develops machine learning methods that could be used to...

Research in Game Theory Tackles IT Complexity

As IT systems are getting more complex, designing them correctly is getting more difficult, too, says computer scientist Krishnendu Chatterjee. For his work on...

Award-winning Researcher Will Test Stroke-detection Devices

With a US$100,000 cash award from Microsoft, the University of Sydney's Alistair McEwan will set up trials of electronic devices that can diagnose heart attacks...

Work on Home Sensors Targets Energy Efficiency

Homeowners who want to know which electrical device in their house consumes the most energy will soon be able to find out due to the research of Shwetak Patel...

Brazilian Digital Forensics Lab Fights Faked Evidence

The question whether a photo showing you pulling off a mask after robbing a bank is real or fake may decide if you go to jail or not. For his research on digital...

'Global Camera' Links Photos Taken by Thousands

The digital photographs you take on your next holiday could become part of a 3D image of the whole world. Cornell University's Noah Snavely stitches them...

Encrypting Data in the Cloud Brings Win for Texas

For his work on the foundations of a new way of encrypting data, Brent Waters from the University of Texas in Austin has been elected as one of this year's...

Computer Scientist Predicts Your Next Facebook Friends

A Microsoft Research Faculty fellow is recognized for his work on the traces human activity leaves on the Internet.

IBM Launches New Services Model for Municipal Planners

Based on a pilot project with the city of Portland, Oregon, IBM is offering a new services and software model to help municipal administrations predict the...

German Security Authorities Hacked

Just a few weeks after German authorities opened a national Cyber Defense Center in Bonn it was attacked by hackers and now officials are struggling to arrest...

EMC Revenue Grows on Strength of Big Data, VMware

Increasing customer demand for big data technologies and cloud computing brought record financial results at EMC.