Videos

Pacific Northwest Probability Seminar: Gravitational Allocation to Uniform Points on the Sphere

2 days ago
Given n uniform points on the surface of a two-dimensional sphere, how can we partition the sphere fairly among them? "Fairly" means that each region has the same area. It turns out that if the given points apply a two-dimensional gravity force to the rest of the sphere, then the basins of attraction for the […]

Foundations of Data Science – Lecture 4

4 days ago
Modern data often consists of feature vectors with a large number of features. High-dimensional geometry and Linear Algebra (Singular Value Decomposition) are two of the crucial areas which form the mathematical foundations of Data Science. This mini-course covers these areas, providing intuition and rigorous proofs. Connections between Geometry and Probability will be brought out. Text […]

Foundations of Data Science – Lecture 3

4 days ago
Modern data often consists of feature vectors with a large number of features. High-dimensional geometry and Linear Algebra (Singular Value Decomposition) are two of the crucial areas which form the mathematical foundations of Data Science. This mini-course covers these areas, providing intuition and rigorous proofs. Connections between Geometry and Probability will be brought out. Text […]

Foundations of Data Science – Lecture 1

4 days ago
Modern data often consists of feature vectors with a large number of features. High-dimensional geometry and Linear Algebra (Singular Value Decomposition) are two of the crucial areas which form the mathematical foundations of Data Science. This mini-course covers these areas, providing intuition and rigorous proofs. Connections between Geometry and Probability will be brought out. Text […]

The ACLU and Broken Windows Policing

1 week ago
Zachary Horvitz is a rising junior at Brown University, concentrating in computer science and anthropology. He presents at Microsoft Research background on issues around “broken window policing” and his work over the summer at the ACLU of Massachusetts on exploring data and building data visualization tools to better understand arrest data and outcomes in Massachusetts. […]

Importing 3rd Party Environments in Unreal Engine for AirSim

1 week ago
This video by Jim Piavis shows how you can take off-the-self environments available on websites such as TurboSquid.com or cgitrader.com and import into Unreal Engine. Once that’s done you can follow the instructions for using AirSim with that environment. As AirSim is designed as plugin for Unreal, it is fairly easy to get diverse environments […]

Asynchronous Reactive Models – Event-based Analysis of Networks of Actors

2 weeks ago
Rebeca is designed for modeling and formal verification of asynchronous and reactive systems in 2001, and is supported by a model-checking tool, Afra. Followed by that, an actor-based family of languages are introduced to enable model driven development and provide a faithful and usable model for building distributed, asynchronous, and event-based systems. In Timed Rebeca, […]

Statistical analyses of multidomain data for the microbiome

2 weeks ago
Longitudinal studies using perturbations enable us to study the resilience of the human microbiome. These are particularly informative in the case of antibiotic courses and colonic clean-out. The heterogeneity of the sources of information (time, phylogenetic trees, community networks, samples, batches, noise levels, sequences) pose real visualization and analytic challenges that we have overcome using […]

Physics-based Manipulation with and Around People

2 weeks ago
Robots manipulate with super-human speed and dexterity on factory floors. But yet they fail even under moderate amounts of clutter or uncertainty. However, human teleoperators perform remarkable acts of manipulation with the same hardware. My research goal is to bridge the gap between what robotic manipulators can do now and what they are capable of […]

Project Catapult Academic Tutorial: Example Project

3 weeks ago
We will be presenting a series of online tutorial sessions to introduce and provide examples of the work that is possible in the Catapult Academic environment. See more on this video at www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/project-catapult-academic-tutorial-example-project/

Physics-based Manipulation with and Around People

3 weeks ago
Robots manipulate with super-human speed and dexterity on factory floors. But yet they fail even under moderate amounts of clutter or uncertainty. However, human teleoperators perform remarkable acts of manipulation with the same hardware. My research goal is to bridge the gap between what robotic manipulators can do now and what they are capable of […]

Microsoft Research Redmond Lean Launch Pad Kids Camp

3 weeks ago
Led by Microsoft Research Oureach’s Natasha “Nacho” Chornesky, the methodology kids learn in this camp is the same methodology used in Stanford University’s famed ENGR 245 Class: Technology Entrepreneurship and Lean Startups (Lean Launch Pad). It’s also the same methodology NSF and NIH use in their iCORPS program, designed to help researchers and scientists close […]