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
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.


Andrew Blake explains Microsoft Research lab algorithms

Machine learning in the cloud made easier for researchers: Azure ML grants available

It seems that everybody today wants to employ machine learning in their research.

14 November 2014Read in full

Distinguished Research Lecture explores healthcare innovation

Join Microsoft Research on 18 November to hear from Professor The Lord Darzi of Denham.

29 October 2014Read in full

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Computing at School: rethinking how computing is taught

Microsoft Research Vice President Tony Hey recently addressed teachers at the Computing at School conference in the UK, where state-funded primary and secondary schools will soon teach computing fundamentals as a science.

18 August 2014Read in full

Attendees of the ninth annual PhD Summer School

PhD Summer School explores cutting-edge computing

Call it the invasion of the computer literati: on the last day of June, 78 PhD students converged on Cambridge to begin five days of networking and knowledge exchanges during the Microsoft Research Cambridge 2014 PhD Summer School.

1 August 2014Read in full

Microsoft supports technology’s rising stars in the UK

Microsoft supports technology’s rising stars in the UK

The United Kingdom has faced some tough economic times in the past 10 years, but the technology industry has remained strong throughout. The tech sector has played a key role in helping the economy bounce back from the recessions of 2008–2009 and 2011–2012.

10 July 2014Read in full

smiley Simon Peyton Jones

Computer science education: from grassroots to government

Simon Peyton Jones’ contributions to computer science continue to be recognised, and now, so is his advocacy for computing education.

13 June 2014Read in full

Theorem prover sheds new light on stem-cell behavior

Theorem prover sheds new light on stem-cell behavior

Advances in computer science in recent years have had dramatic effects on how more traditional sciences are conducted in the 21st century. That has become common knowledge by now, but if you require further proof, just turn to the June 6 issue of Science.

9 June 2014Read in full

This is only a test: a virtual ecosystem for crashing (and restoring) the biosphere

Imagine pulling together reams upon reams of data and scientific knowledge to create a simulation of the environment – not just of a county or a region, but of the world.

25 April 2014Read in full

2014 Microsoft Research Awards for SEIF announced

2014 Microsoft Research Awards for SEIF announced

Arjmand Samuel, Senior Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research Connections, writes:

8 April 2014Read in full

Nataša Pržulj announced as BCS Roger Needham Award 2014 winner

Sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge

10 March 2014Read in full

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