Microsoft’s External Research Symposium plays a significant role in our mission to harness the power of science and technology to improve lives around the world. Over the course of the two-day event, more than 130 research professionals from around the world gathered with members of MR team to share latest discoveries and challenges from projects focused on an impressive range of topics. There were more than 30 presentations of projects that delve deeply into astronomy, computational biology, forest fire management, genetics, robotics and much more. This year, a few of the topics included, diversity in computing, using computational biology to better understand ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), as well as the recently launched Chemistry Add-in for Word (Chem4Word), which has surpassed 100,000 downloads in just a short period of time. During the two days we spent together we learned not only about the progress of projects, but also about opportunities for further collaboration, which often arise beyond the original scope of a project,” writes Microsoft.
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