• Microsoft Research Redmond: Year in Review

    Posted by Peter Lee, managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond

    Year in Review

    The last in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Peter Lee of Microsoft Research Redmond.

    Given that this was my first full calendar year at the Redmond lab of Microsoft Research, it took quite an effort to comprehend fully the breathtaking scope of ideas and projects carried out by the lab’s more than 300 researchers and engineers. What a hoot! It’s a great pleasure now to reflect a bit on the past year.

  • 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

  • FUSE Labs: Year in Review

    Posted by Lili Cheng, managing director of FUSE Labs

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Lili Cheng of FUSE Labs.

    We just launched So.cl, our latest research experiment, which blends search and social networking. For the last 12 days, it has been a thrill to be amid a network of students and to learn how human and unpredictable and beautiful it is to build and interact with a new community.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Research Cambridge: Year in Review

    Posted by Andrew Blake, managing director of Microsoft Research Cambridge

    Year in Review

    The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Andrew Blake from Microsoft Research Cambridge.

    It’s been quite a year, not least because it was my first full year as managing director of Microsoft Research Cambridge. I have to say that it’s been great fun so far, getting to know the lab and the people here a lot better. Until this year, my understanding has been rather skewed toward certain quarters of the lab’s work, and it has been very interesting, not to say challenging, to try to get to know other areas a bit more closely.