1. Rick Rashid

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  2. About Rick Rashid

    Richard 'Rick' Rashid currently oversees Microsoft Research's worldwide operations. Previously, he was the director of Microsoft Research. He joined Microsoft Research in 1991, and was promoted to vice president in 1994. In 2000, he became senior vice president. He has authored a number of patents in areas such as data compression, networking, and operating systems, and was a major developer of Microsoft's interactive TV system.

    Before joining Microsoft, Rashid was a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 1979. While a faculty member, he performed research and published numerous papers and articles on topics such as networking, operating systems, artificial intelligence, and programming languages for distributed computing applications. His most notable work was on the Mach kernel.

    In 2003, he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.

    Rashid received his Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Rochester. In 1980, he received a doctorate in computer science from the same university. He graduated from Stanford University in 1974 with degrees in mathematics and comparative literature."


    1. Technology does not move in a straight line.
      In Rashid on the Value of Research
    2. Mach went from being a system built in a university environment.
      In Rashid on the Value of Research
    3. If you go back to the investments we made at Carnegie Mellon in basic research.
      In Rashid on the Value of Research
    4. When I got to Microsoft, I had a philosophy with three key elements.
      In Rashid on the Value of Research
    5. Computing in the future is going to be about delivering a service to you through anything — any kind of device, whether it's your walls or laptop, car or tablet.
      In Beyond the Smartwatch: How Invisible Machines Will Shape Microsoft's Future
    6. We have been able to reduce the word error rate for speech by over 30% compared to previous methods.
      In Microsoft’s real-time speech translation breakthrough
    7. I'm speaking in English and you'll hear my words in Chinese in my own voice.
      In Microsoft Brings Star Trek’s Voice Translator to Life
    8. We don't yet know the limits on accuracy of this technology—it is really too new.
      In Microsoft Brings Star Trek’s Voice Translator to Life
    9. It doesn't really matter what the device is.
      In Data Gets More Nimble in the Cloud
    10. We're really here to make sure that Microsoft will be here 10 years from now, 15 years from now, or 20 years from now. If you think back 20 years ago when Microsoft Research was started, very few of the companies that were Microsoft's peers at that time still exist today.
      In Microsoft’s Future Factory Shows Off its Latest Ideas