Oct 03 2010
After completing his comprehensive examinations, Alain spent the past 3 months as an intern at Microsoft Research. He worked with fellow intern and Ph.D. Candidate Kami Vaniea and mentors Stuart Schechter and Rob Reeder on Laissez-faire file sharing.
It has been a fantastic learning experience on several topics, including the subtle issues involved in designing usable access control, how industry-based research at Microsoft differs from academic research, and sneak peeks of upcoming Windows products, such as Windows Phone 7 and Kinect; a controller-less interface for the Xbox 360.