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.

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

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.




 

Making human-computer interaction for an era of more personal computing

Making human-computer interaction for an era of more personal computing

About 70 Microsoft researchers are travelling this week to ACM CHI 2015, the premiere conference on human-computer interaction, to present research results and tools that can do everything from create an interactive, 3D map of your neighborhood to simply deliver you better web search results.

21 April 2015Read in full

All hands, no keyboard: new technology can track detailed hand motion

All hands, no keyboard: new technology can track detailed hand motion

Let’s say you’re playing a video game. Instead of using a controller to pick something up, what if you could reach out your hand and just grab it?

20 April 2015Read in full

Towards causal machine learning

Towards causal machine learning

Register to ensure your place to hear Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf give the Microsoft Distinguished Research Lecture on 15 May.

13 April 2015Read in full

 From reducing email clutter to machine learning: probabilistic programming goes large scale

From reducing email clutter to machine learning: probabilistic programming goes large scale

How is it you seem to be spending more and more time every day sifting through and prioritizing email messages? According to research by The Radicati Group, Inc., the legitimate emails you receive — already upwards of 100 per day — will only continue to increase.

10 April 2015Read in full

Microsoft Research invites you to a screening of the 'Big Dream' documentary

Microsoft Research invites you to a screening of the 'Big Dream' documentary

Big Dream is an inspirational documentary which follows the stories of seven young women who are breaking the barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, maths, computing and engineering.

19 March 2015Read in full

2015 Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship projects announced

Microsoft Research Cambridge has long engaged in collaboration with academic researchers through research projects, Joint Research Centers, internships, and event sponsorships.

23 February 2015Read in full

Engineering at Microsoft Research: Open Evening

Engineering at Microsoft Research: Open Evening

Have you ever wondered what happens at Microsoft Research Cambridge and what it’s like to work there?

27 January 2015Read in full

Reproducibility as a service: can the cloud make it real?

Reproducibility as a service: can the cloud make it real?

Research published in academic journals is trustworthy. Or is it? This question is being asked more and more these days. While few doubt the integrity of the researchers, many in the scientific community are concerned about the inability to reproduce experiments. If the work is not reproducible, how can its reliability be judged?

12 December 2014Read in full

Action for Children fundraisers

Sleeping rough for Byte Night raises £6,000 for Action for Children

A team from Microsoft Research in Cambridge joined 125 other tech and business workers to sleep rough on October 3 for Byte Night Cambridge and raised £6,140 for Action for Children’s homelessness prevention services.

20 November 2014Read in full

Fitzgibbon channels Led Zeppelin into practical engineering

Fitzgibbon channels Led Zeppelin into practical engineering

When it comes to research, the concept of “head-banging” most likely conjures images of researchers banging their heads against walls or dry-erase boards.

19 November 2014Read in full

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