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Microsoft Research builds partnerships with Korean academia to advance research and broaden the impact and potential of computer science throughout Korea and the Asia Pacific region. Learn about our programs and opportunities.

Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy Collaborates with Microsoft Research AsiaCollaboration to Advance Creative Research in Korea:

Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy Collaborates with Microsoft Research Asia

The Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea announced a research collaboration agreement with Microsoft Research Asia known as the Information Technology Software (IT/SW) Creative Research Program in September 2010. This program brings together academia, government, and local companies by promoting creative research programs and providing support to world-class researchers. While recognizing the importance of advancing creative research in collaboration with Microsoft Research Asia to build mutually beneficial relationships, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea provides matching funds of five times on collaborative research projects for Korean academia. Learn more...

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EntityCube

Enhancing Product Search Using Collective Wisdom of Crowds and Data

Seung-won Hwang from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) collaborated with Microsoft Research Asia to enhance the people search engine, EntityCube, by mapping person names with their related Twitter accounts. This mapping enables users who browse the news and other sites to easily connect to the related social entities in Twitter and Facebook to get more personal and up-to-date information and even engage in a conversation.

 

An online demo was made available illustrating how an MSNBC News web for mobile devices can be annotated with the associating Twitter accounts of people mentioned in the news. This automatic annotation helps readers to socially interact with the person with a high accuracy rate. Papers were published at recent top-tier conferences including EDBT 2011 (International Conference on Extending Database Technology) and ICDE 2010 (International on Data Engineering). Learn more… 


Collaboration Programs

Ministry of Knowledge Economy Collaboration Program Ministry of Knowledge Economy Collaboration Program

The Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea and Microsoft Research Asia provide support to world-class researchers in creative research. Learn more...

 
Korea Internship ProgramInternships
The internship program offers eligible Korean students the opportunity to interact with top researchers while conducting research at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, China, and Microsoft Research headquarters in Redmond, Washington, United States. Learn more... 
 

FellowshipsFellowships
Recipients of Microsoft Research Fellowships have the opportunity to conduct hands-on research at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, China. Fellows receive a cash award and a plaque. Learn more...

 

Joint Research Initiative

KAIST Microsoft Research Collaboration Center (KMCC)
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Microsoft Research Collaboration Center (KMCC) was established to promote joint research, curriculum innovation, talent fostering, and academic exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more...  
 
Curriculum ProgramCurriculum Program
Microsoft Research Asia works with universities in Korea to develop advanced courses. Learn more...  
 
Academic ExchangesAcademic Exchanges
Microsoft Research Asia executives and researchers pay regular visits to universities in Korea to participate in lectures and discussions. Learn more...