Tag Archives: Research

The Internet of Everything: Business Models and Scenarios

This video presentation from Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 explores how the Internet of Things is reinventing industries and driving new usage and business models. This forward-looking presentation demonstrates how enterprises can improve operating processes, customer/citizen interactions and products/services in a world where everything is connected. This is a must-see video for those responsible for digital business […]

Driving Innovation in a Global Enterprise

This is an inspirational and thought-provoking talk by IBM’s Bernard Meyerson. Below are the references to the talk and some of the slides. When questioned as to what drives both technical and financial success in a global enterprise, the term Innovation invariably appears in the first one or two responses given by both technical and […]

Interview with Bill Buxton from Microsoft Research

A really very good interview with Bill Buxton from Microsoft Research. In it, Bill references a quote by Bill Hill, a digital typography pioneer and one of the inventors of Microsoft’s ClearType font display technology: I always talk about this to folks at Microsoft, especially to developers. What’s the most important operating system you’ll write […]

On Moore’s Law, Metamaterials, and Supercomputers

The quotes below are from Scientific American article that discusses new possibilities presented by supercomputers for designing new materials, feat not possible until recently. In 1878 Thomas Edison set out to reinvent electric lighting. To develop small bulbs suitable for indoor use, he had to find a long-lasting, low-heat, low-power lighting element. Guided largely by […]

The third age of computing

Every 30 years there is a new wave of things that computers do. Around 1950 they began to model events in the world (simulation), and around 1980 to connect people (communication). Since 2010 they have begun to engage with the physical world in a non-trivial way (embodiment – giving them bodies). Butler Lampson, Microsoft Research […]

Body Powered Sensor Systems for Health and Environment

This talk from Microsoft Research by Tom Snyder (link below) solicits partners to collaborate in the development of new body sensor platform for use in medical applications. He represent NSF Advanced Self-Powered Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) organization of Universities and industry. Their goal is to reduce size of sensors to nano-scale and to remove reliance […]

Analyzing neurological disorders using functional and structural brain imaging data

This talk from Microsoft Research focuses on studying brain paths and functional connectivity. Presently, connectivity thought to be one of the following: Anatomical – relating to neural circuitry and direct neuronal connections (for example, telephone wires) Functional – relating to spatially remote correlations in activity (for example, who talks to whom frequently) Effective – relating […]

Methods, Software, and Applications for Social Behavioral Research

Very interesting talk from Microsoft (if you study sociology and group dynamics). Much of our routine online activity leaves behind so-called ‘traces,’ or electronic records of those actions. These traces have attracted the attention of social, behavioral, and computational scientists, legal scholars, and marketing experts, among others. As people increasingly incorporate web-based technologies into their […]

Computing with Uncertainty

Computing with Uncertainty This talk overviews probability and uncertainty in big data analysis. See more @ Microsoft. The last forty years of the information revolution  have been driven by one simple fact: the number of transistors on a silicon chip doubles every couple of years. The resulting exponential growth in the power of processors distinguishes […]

Active Pedestrian Safety: from Research to Reality

Active Pedestrian Safety: from Research to Reality This is a very good talk about advances in computer vision with applications in automotive pedestrian detection. Details @ Microsoft’s site. One of the most significant large-scale deployments of intelligent systems in our daily life nowadays involves driver assistance in smart cars.  The past decade has witnessed a […]