Microsoft Research Connections Blog
Next at Microsoft
Social Media Collective
Windows on Theory
Posted by François Dumas, director of Advanced Technology Labs Cairo
When I joined Advanced Technology Labs Europe as its director, I expected to work with great talent on hard problems to incubate impactful technology. Three months later, I can honestly say that the group has fulfilled all my hopes, and as we cross the threshold of a new year, I realize that our lab is ready for greater things yet. 2013 is poised to be an exciting year for us—a year of change and a year of promises fulfilled. We will be moving from Aachen, Germany, to Munich over the summer. This relocation will provide us the ability to work more closely with Microsoft’s R&D efforts in Germany. We also look forward to closer ties with local sales and marketing groups, because grounding our research in actual business scenarios is a central tenet of our research. In the coming years, we will be concentrating on three pillars, all highly relevant to Microsoft:
We look forward to an exciting 2013—and to productive collaborations with product groups, as well as with other Microsoft Research groups.