Archive for April 26th, 2012


21st Century Cities — and Microsoft’s Energy-Smart Buildings

April 26th, 2012
Elizabeth Grossman, Microsoft Research

The following is a special contribution to this blog from Elizabeth L. Grossman, a member of Microsoft Corporation's Technology Policy Group. Yesterday, Microsoft's Innovation & Policy Center, in Washington, DC, hosted a panel discussion on "21st Century Cities" as part of the @Microsoft Conversations series. The panel explored the technology and policy opportunities and challenges around ...

ACM Honors Innovators for Research, Education Advances

April 26th, 2012
The four computing innovators named as recipients of prestigious ACM awards today: Luis von Ahn, Carnegie Mellon University (top left); Hanan Samet, University of Maryland (top right); Hal Abelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (bottom left); and Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico (bottom right).

Congratulations to Luis von Ahn, Hanan Samet, Hal Abelson, and Stephanie Forrest, who today were named recipients of four prestigious awards issued by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The awards, which honor the recipients for the significant contributions that they have made to enable computer science to solve real-world challenges, "reflect achievements in human-computer interaction, computer science ...

NSF’s Arctic SEES Program

April 26th, 2012
U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and a consortium of French agencies, has announced a new program under its Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) initiative focused on the Arctic. This program -- dubbed Arctic ...