Studio 99 is a new gallery space at Microsoft Research. Its goals are to express the creative talents of the MSR community and stimulate interesting conversations about the relationship between art and science. Many of the greatest scientists have also been artists, and the spark of creativity links both fields. By providing a space for science and art to interact, Studio 99 hopes to inspire new kinds of human expression, both scientific and artistic.
The homepage of the RISE Formal Methods Working Group
The MSR neXus Research Team explores systems that help connect people, places, and devices. The Nexus group merges research in Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Computational Social Science, and Information Visualization to support rich connections across a variety of dimensions, including individual and community interactions, co-located and distributed collaboration; ambient and interactive visualization; and awareness displays.
The Quantum Architectures and Computation group is a team of leading quantum computer scientists and engineers dedicated to developing real-world quantum algorithms, understanding their implications, and designing a comprehensive software architecture for programming such algorithms on a scalable, fault-tolerant, quantum computer. Our mission is to advance our understanding of quantum computing and its applications and implementation.
The RiSE Working Group on Program Analysis (PAx) improves the productivity of developer and testers and the reliability and security of software systems via novel techniques and tools for program analysis, testing, and verification.
The Multimedia, Interaction, and Communication (MIC) group extends the state of the art of multimedia technologies involving audio, visual, haptic, and other natural signals, comprising acquisition, representation, analysis, compression, transmission, synthesis, and rendering. We apply our expertise in computer vision, acoustics, multimedia signal processing, and information coding to improve people's experience in interacting with each other and with machines.
The Natural Interaction Research group aims to enrich and reimagine the human-computer interface. Our team explores a wide variety of interaction topics including sensing and display hardware, touch and stylus input, spatial and augmented reality, user modeling, and interfaces for search and social networking.
The Compiler and Runtime (CRx) working group addresses problems related to performance, energy efficiency, scalability, security, and privacy via fundamental advances to compiler and runtime technology. We tackle scenarios ranging from mobile devices to datacenters, leveraging our research expertise in language translation, optimization, virtual machines, garbage collection, static analysis and runtime monitoring.
The Programing Languages working group investigates all aspects of programming language design and implementation. We aim to shape the future of software construction by developing new ways of programming. Our work spans a broad spectrum of research, ranging from the study of program semantics to via type systems, program logics and abstract interpretation to syntax and user interfaces.
The Advanced Online Technology Group pushes the state of the art on online technologies especially as it relates to search and ads technologies. We have a broad scope and our current and past projects span infrastructure (storage, crawl), data (structured data, computational data), contextual search (location, social)
We conduct research braodly in the area of embedded systems, networked sensing, and energy-efficient computing. We develope new system architecture, hardware and software platforms, programming abstractions, network protocols, energy and data management techniques, signal and information processing algorithms, and novel applications to advance the state of art on the interfaces and interactions between computer systems and the physical world.
The Empirical Software Engineering working group empowers software development teams to make sound data-driven decisions by deploying novel analytic tools and methods based on ESE’s empirical research on products, process, people, and customers.
The Machine Learning Groups of Microsoft Research include a set of researchers and developers who push the state of the art in machine learning. We span the space from proving theorems about the math underlying ML, to creating new ML systems and algorithms, to helping our partner product groups apply ML to large and complex data sets.
The VUE team within the VIBE group uses information visualization techniques that combine design, human factors, and aesthetic principles with technological innovation and apply these to a wide range of different applications.
The Machine Learning and Intelligence group performs research in machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, machine understanding, and human-computer interaction. We work on new algorithms, and with large datasets, with the overall goal of advancing the science and enhancing the user's experience.
The Internet Services Research Center (ISRC) is a specialized research group, focusing on all aspects of internet services. We see applications moving to the cloud, with Web search posing deep technical challenges, and with mobility, social networks, data mining, and system structures seeing huge changes. We work to accelerate innovations in search and ad technologies, and partner with other parts of Microsoft to rapidly deliver them to our search products, customers, and advertisers.
The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe.
Microsoft Research Connections supports those who dream the impossible—inventing a better world one idea at a time. We collaborate with the world's top academic researchers and institutions to develop technologies that fuel data-intensive scientific research to help solve some of the most urgent global challenges. Our fellowships and grants help foster the next generation of world-class scientists who are critical to the future of scientific discovery.
VIBEVis is a team of Information Visualization researchers from MSR VIBE and beyond. We are interested in ways to display and interact with large amounts of data. We apply our work to task management, personal information management, software visualization, business visualization, community visualization, graph and tree visualization, entertainment, and visual analytics for homeland security.
The Social Computing group researches and prototypes socio-technical systems that support a variety of human social interactions as well as highly distributed digital production environments. We focus on three “pillar” areas: social networking, distributed cognition (wikis, markets), and social media (blogs, twitter).
The Search Quality & Cyber-Intelligence Lab (SQ-CIL) brings an inter-disciplinary approach to solving search and Internet services problems: our work often cuts across infrastructure layers and extends out to from the datacenter to the client device to improve the security, reliability, performance and quality of our systems--from scalable search systems and core algorithms for measuring and improving search relevance, to new search interfaces, security models and software architectures.