• 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.

  • Advanced Technology Labs Europe: Year in Review

    Posted by Bill Dunlap, director of Advanced Technology Labs Europe

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Bill Dunlap from Advanced Technology Labs Europe.

    As 2011 comes to an end, we ring out the European Microsoft Innovation Center and ring in the Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe! While the name is certainly new, our emphasis on industry engagement, collaboration with other Microsoft Research labs, and drive to deliver substantial impact to Microsoft product groups remains. Across our two focus areas of data analytics and systems assurance, we achieved great success this year.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Research India: Year in Review

    Posted by P. Anandan, managing director of Microsoft Research India

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from P. Anandan of Microsoft Research India.

    Another exciting, eventful, and successful year comes to an end. Perhaps the most visible event during the seventh year in Microsoft Research India’s history was our move from our little nest called Scientia in the relatively quiet neighborhood of Sadashivnagar to a nice, new building named Vigyan in the heart of Bangalore. The space is larger and the neighborhood busier. We have managed to preserve the open, studiolike ambience our lab is famous for, thanks to careful design choices. The lovely courtyard on our floor, with its classical Indian wooden pillars, the vertical garden, and the slanted, tiled roofs, is perhaps even an enhancement over our previous digs.