• Microsoft Research New England: Year in Review

    Posted by Jennifer Chayes, managing director of Microsoft Research New England

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Jennifer Chayes of Microsoft Research New England.

    It’s been a year of expansion and connection for Microsoft Research New England.

    Economics has grown substantially at our lab this year. We’ve welcomed our first full-time economist, Markus Mobius. We’ve seen tremendous growth and success in our Empirical Economics program, headed by our chief economist, Susan Athey, and Mobius. We now have many Empirical Economics projects concerning our online-services data—from the effects of news aggregators on local news consumption to the effects of currency fluctuations on advertising revenue. We also have some exciting ongoing projects in empirical health-care economics. There are more than a dozen external economists actively engaged with us in projects using Microsoft data.

  • eXtreme Computing Group: Year in Review

    Posted by Surajit Chaudhuri, managing director of the eXtreme Computing Group

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Surajit Chaudhuri of the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG).

    It has been just more than six months since I joined XCG as its lab director. XCG is a unique Microsoft Research lab that consists of not only great researchers and program managers, as in other Microsoft Research labs, but also a relatively large and experienced engineering team. This combination of talent has created a culture in XCG to focus on big bets, as we also have the ability to make significant engineering investments

  • Advanced Technology Labs Cairo: Year in Review

    Posted by Hussein Salama, director of Advanced Technology Labs Cairo

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Hussein Salama from Advanced Technology Labs Cairo.

    This has been an incredible year for our lab in Cairo. The year started with a popular revolution that rocked all corners of the Egyptian society. The resulting hope for a better future translated into unusually high excitement and motivation among all Advanced Technology Labs Cairo team members.

  • Advanced Technology Labs Israel: Year in Review

    Posted by Adi Diamant, director of Advanced Technology Labs Israel

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Adi Diamant of Advanced Technology Labs Israel.

    Advanced Technology Labs Israel (ATL Israel), our newest addition to the family of ATLs, has enjoyed a productive year, full of tech transfers and with a clear vision to continue and increase impact with more innovative ideas and breakthrough technologies in the areas of computer vision and interaction mining.

  • Microsoft Research Silicon Valley: End-of-Year Reflections

    Posted by Roy Levin, managing director of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Roy Levin of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley.

    Microsoft Research (MSR) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and, coincidentally, it was MSR Silicon Valley’s 10th anniversary. MSR Silicon Valley was created with a focus on distributed computing, broadly speaking, and as I think back over our first decade, I’m gratified at the breadth and depth of work we’ve done under the distributed-computing banner. That work spans many areas, and we’ve published it extensively, as is the norm at Microsoft Research.