Microsoft Research’s researchers are working on a number of different kinds of projects and they are also focusing on the ways to make our mobile device both more useful and more fun. Microsoft today confirmed that MSR will be presenting their latest research at MobiSys 2015, an annual conference on mobile systems, applications and services that is taking place this week in Florence, Italy.
They are presenting a research project related to WiFi Display or Miracast. MSR used three different techniques to reduce battery consumption on the Android phone they were testing by 29 to 61 percent while using Miracast. They also saw similar benefits when implementing most of these techniques on Windows phones. The solutions they developed also have implications for reducing battery consumption in other scenarios in which people are using wifi networks.
Other projects they are presenting are below,
Wearables Can Afford: Lightweight Indoor Positioning with Visible Light (2.7 MB .pdf): Microsoft researcher Jiansong Zhang collaborated with researchers from Hong Kong University and Wuhan University on a project called PIXEL, which improves visible light communication for wearable devices.
MAdScope: Characterizing Mobile In-App Targeted Ads (2.2 MB .pdf): Senior Microsoft researcher Suman Nath used a new tool to show that many apps are not targeting ads as well as they could. Targeted ads are a key revenue generator for many app developers.