Microsoft Research Cambridge
turned 10 years old last week. Happy birthday MSRC! I was lucky enough to have been there and was able to conduct
several interviews with some of the many unusually intelligent and passionate folks who think about the future of computing and the role computation plays in every aspect of our lives (from new interactive devices that promise to make the business of home
life more interesting and less stressful, tools and methodologies that will help Microsoft quickly respond to industry changes (can you say many core?) to understanding, via accurate modeling, incredibly complex biological and ecological systems).
Have you ever thought about the how to preserve digital media? It's not an easy problem. It's one issue that Natasa Milic-Frayling, Senior Researcher and mathematician and team work on in partnership with companies, libraries, universities, goverments. Natasa
runs Microsoft's Research Partnership Program, which is a collaborative enterprise of cross-industry knowledge exchange to solve industry-scale problems.