One of the defining characteristics of the human spirit is its ability to aspire to a greater tomorrow. Whether it be good health, sustainable resources, improved living standards, or better education, human beings exhibit an inexhaustible capacity to imagine a brighter future-and to work to make such dreams real. At Microsoft Research, we share a commitment to making the world a better place. Our work is all about advancing the frontiers of knowledge, overcoming challenges, and getting to the solution of important problems. Microsoft Research is focused on developing new technologies that can improve all our lives and in cooperation with academia, governments and industry we are applying our results to make the world a better place.