Microsoft Research Ltd

Microsoft Research Ltd

The Microsoft Research Cambridge laboratory was set up in July 1997 and was Microsoft Corporation's first research laboratory established outside the United States. Today, 100 researchers, mostly from Europe, are engaged in computer research at the lab.

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Address: 21 Station Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB1 2FB
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/labs/cambridge/default.aspx
Membership type:Founder Member (£5,000+VAT pa)

During the development of Microsoft Research Cambridge a simple guiding principle is adhered to in all its work - seek innovations that make software easier to develop, systems more effective and computers more useful.

Research carried out at Microsoft Research Cambridge will be at the forefront of these developments, helping to advance the state-of-the-art in computing and will play a significant role in delivering Microsoft's long stated commitment to innovation.

Research at the Cambridge facility focuses primarily on programming languages, security, information retrieval, machine learning, computer vision, operating systems and networking. MSR Cambridge maintains close links with the University of Cambridge, including the Computer Laboratory, the Engineering Department and the Statistical Laboratory.




 

ZooTracer: setting a track record

ZooTracer: setting a track record

People love to watch animals. That’s why zoos exist. That’s why photographic safaris command princely sums. That’s why cat videos have become an unstoppable force.

7 March 2014Read in full

Meet five dynamic Microsoft women inspiring change in technology

Meet five dynamic Microsoft women inspiring change in technology

In honour of International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), Microsoft Research is celebrating five extraordinary individuals.

7 March 2014Read in full

2014 Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship projects announced

Every year since 2004, the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme has awarded scholarships to fund PhD students’ work on selected projects in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

3 March 2014Read in full

Joint research yields flying robots and energy-efficient memory systems

Joint research yields flying robots and energy-efficient memory systems

Yesterday marked the kickoff workshop for the Swiss Joint Research Center (Swiss JRC), a collaborative research engagement between Microsoft Research and the two universities that make up the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology: ETH Zürich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, which serves German-speaking students) and EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, which serves French-speaking students).

6 February 2014Read in full

Workshop highlights medical uses of Kinect technology

Workshop highlights medical uses of Kinect technology

In keeping with the January ritual of reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments, Microsoft Research Cambridge is eager to share information about an event they hosted in November: the Body Tracking in Healthcare workshop.

13 January 2014Read in full

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Latest Microsoft Research Luminary: Lucas Joppa, Conservation Scientist

Over the past several years, Microsoft Research Cambridge has established its credentials as a serious player in the area of computational ecology, so it’s no great surprise that work from that lab caught the attention of Prince William during a recent trip to the London Zoo.

17 December 2013Read in full

Cloud computing for environmental science webinar airs tomorrow

Cloud computing for environmental science webinar airs tomorrow

Preserving biodiversity, understanding animals’ social interactions, and predicting droughts: these are all key research areas for ecologists and environmental scientists. And like so many areas of research these days, they are all data intensive and thus potential beneficiaries of cloud computing.

16 December 2013Read in full

Resources abound for researchers wanting to use cloud computing

Resources abound for researchers wanting to use cloud computing

Cloud computing offers tremendous advantages in terms of scale and computer power — not to mention costs — to those grappling with today’s data-intensive research.

13 December 2013Read in full

Scale out your research with virtual machines: Windows Azure webinar

Scale out your research with virtual machines: Windows Azure webinar

Researchers often ask: “What’s the easiest way to get started with cloud computing?”

4 December 2013Read in full

Windows Azure for Research gets sociable

Windows Azure for Research gets sociable

Microsoft Research would like to invite you to participate in the new Windows Azure for Research social media sites on LinkedIn and Twitter.

14 November 2013Read in full

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