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.


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Lab environment motivates interns

Each summer, Microsoft Research labs around the world assign mentors, set up extra workspaces, and welcome a new crop of interns.

27 August 2013Read in full

Sixty students from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa particip

PhD students convene in Cambridge for 2013 Summer School

The beginning of July is always a special time of year at Microsoft Research Cambridge as we welcome PhD students to our annual PhD Summer School.

5 August 2013Read in full

Ten Billion People, 208 pages

Ten Billion People, 208 pages

In 2012, Stephen Emmott, head of the Computational Science Laboratory based at Microsoft Research Cambridge, took the stage in London for a one-man show called Ten Billion that underscored the challenges the world faces in a century when the global population is expected to surpass that figure.

11 July 2013Read in full

Intuitive UIs Featured During UIST 2012

From Oct. 7 to 10 in Cambridge, Mass., Microsoft researchers attending UIST 2012—the 25th Association for Computing Machinery Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology—will be sharing projects and ideas with an international gathering of scientists and practitioners focused on human-computer interaction (HCI).

11 October 2012Read in full

Topping out at Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research’s new HQ nears completion in Cambridge

Wates Construction, one of the largest UK construction companies, and Brookgate, the property development and investment company behind Cambridge’s CB1 development, yesterday (Monday) celebrated the topping out of the new Microsoft Research headquarters at 21 Station Road, Cambridge.

17 April 2012Read in full

Huppert congratulates Xbox engineers on top award

Five Cambridge engineers, who won the UK’s most valuable engineering prize for their work on the Xbox 360 Kinect computer gaming machine, have been congratulated by the city’s MP, Julian Huppert.

28 June 2011Read in full

New computational model contributes to the sustainable use of plant species

Scientists in Georgia have collaborated with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Microsoft Research Cambridge to pioneer new methods of managing the sustainable trade of wild snowdrops.

25 May 2010Read in full

BCS honours ground-breaking scientists with Lovelace Medal and Roger Needham Award

A pioneering AI scientist helping develop virtual agents to keep older people company and an academic who has broken new ground on program termination have been named as winners of this year’s Lovelace medal and Roger Needham award, respectively.

25 March 2009Read in full

New study proves that Microsoft’s sensory innovation aids memory recall

New study proves that Microsoft’s sensory innovation aids memory recall

SenseCam helps advance the study of neuroscience by enabling memory recall and opening the pathway for the development of new rehabilitation treatments.

16 March 2009Read in full

Startups get a kick-start with Microsoft BizSpark programme

Cambridge startups could benefit from an innovative programme - Microsoft® BizSpark™ - designed to help accelerate the success of early stage businesses by providing key resources when they need it most.

20 January 2009Read in full

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