Networking Research Group - Support

We strongly deeply in supporting our colleagues in academia. It is through partnerships and support that we will make significant progress in our feild. Our professional involvement, internship program, visiting researcher program,  conference & workshop support, academic events, faculty research support, distinguished speakers series etc. are all because of this belief.

Conference Support

We have a history of consistently supporting strong conferences on networking. Here is a sampling of conferences we have supported in the past.

    • ACM MobiCom 1998-2010
    • ACM SIGCOMM 1999-2010
    • USENIX NSDI 
    • IEEE DySPAN 2005-11
    • ACM/USENIX MobiSys 2003-10
    • ACM MobiHoc 2006
    • ACM SIGMETRICS 2007
    • ACM IMC 2005-06, 2008
    • NOSSDAV 2004-05
    • IPTPS
    • IEEE ICNP 2006
    • ACM HealthNet 2007
    • IEEE MASS 2010

Research Support

Although Microsoft Research has an extensive University Relations Program dedicated to funding research at Universities, occasionally we too support faculty research in areas of our interests. Examples of institutes we have supported in the past include:

    • University College London (Prof. Brad Karp, 2010)
    • Duke (Prof. Romit Roy, 2009)
    • USC (Prof. Ramesh Govindan, 2009)
    • Harvard (Prof. Matt Welsh, 2008) 
    • University of Toronto (Prof. Yashar Ganjali, 2010; Prof. Stefan Saroiu, 2007)
    • Princeton University (Prof. vivek Pai, 2007)
    • UCLA (Prof. Todd Millstein, 2008)
    • MIT (Prof. Dina Katabi)
    • International Computer Science Institute Berkeley (Prof. Scott Shenker)
    • UCSD (Prof. Geoff Voelker)
    • CMU (Prof. Peter Steenkiste, 2010; Prof. Srini Seshan)
    • Columbia (Prof. Dan Rubensteini & Prof. Vishal Misra)
    • Texas A&M University (Prof. Nitin Vaidya)
    • University of California Berkeley
    • University of Maryland, College Park (Prof. William Arbaugh)
    • UT Austin (Prof. Lili Qiu)
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison (Prof. Suman Banerjee)
    • Rice (Prof. Ed. Knightly, 2010; Prof. T. S. Eugene Ng, 2007)

Networking Events

We have built up a track record of organizing 2-day mindswap events between reseachers from industry, academia, and government organizations. At these events we have open discussions on important research topics and the challenges ahead. For the benefit of the community, we make videos and presentation slides from all talks available on the event's web site.

Distinguished Guests

For the past several years Microsoft Research has organized a succesful faculty summit in Redmond. The summit offers a unique opportunity for us to mingle with reseachers in academia. In addition, we have had the pleasure of hosting several distinguished researchers in our lab as well. Here is a partial list of a few who have visited us:

People
Sharad Agarwal
Sharad Agarwal

Victor Bahl
Victor Bahl

Ranveer Chandra
Ranveer Chandra

Srikanth Kandula
Srikanth Kandula

Ratul Mahajan
Ratul Mahajan

Jitu Padhye
Jitu Padhye

Stefan Saroiu
Stefan Saroiu

Alec Wolman
Alec Wolman

Ming Zhang
Ming Zhang

Brian Zill
Brian Zill