Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 11)
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Thomas C. McMail , Microsoft Research
<p>This article is based on a talk and an internal report that the author presented at faculty workshops and conferences. We offer it here to provide a glimpse into some of the activities that a major software company carries out to prepare for future changes in computing. Unlike our usual articles—which are typically popular versions of research articles or news reports—this piece reflects industrial thinking that is broad, concerned with the sociology of science, free flowing in associations, and developed from somewhat of a corporate viewpoint. Accordingly, we suggest readers view it as an "op ed" piece—one that's thought-provoking in part because of the author's position and activities.</p><p align="right">—Rubin H. Landau, News department editor</p>
multidisciplinary research, breakthrough research, research futures, predicting innovation
T. C. McMail, "Next-Generation Research and Breakthrough Innovation," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 11, no. , pp. 76-84, 2009.