Microsoft researcher Chris White given 2016 Presidential Award for efforts to fight human trafficking

Chris White is a principal researcher within Microsoft's research organization. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)
Chris White is a principal researcher within Microsoft’s research organization. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

On Monday at the White House, Microsoft principal researcher Chris White received the 2016 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons for his development of Memex, a suite of Internet tools to help local law enforcement agencies extract and visualize information about illicit activities, including human trafficking.

White developed Memex when he was at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), before coming to Microsoft.

To learn more about White, read this recent profile on the Next Blog, and to learn more about the presidential award, read the White House press release.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

Tags: