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Collaboration between Microsoft Research Asia and Taiwanese academia began in 2003 with a partnership between National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Chiao Tung University. This alliance led to programs that foster new talent, curriculum innovation, and academic exchanges. In 2006, Microsoft Research Asia extended this collaborative partnership to additional institutions, such as National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

NCP-Microsoft Joint Workshop

Li-Chun Wang, professor, National Chiao Tung University, welcomes attendees to the workshop.Li-Chun Wang, professor, National Chiao Tung University, welcomes attendees to the workshop.An annual NCP-Microsoft Joint workshop was held at National Chao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan, to review previously funded research projects and finalize the third annual call for research proposals. Microsoft Research Asia and the Networked Communications Program (NCP) office of Taiwan signed a three-year collaboration agreement starting in 2012 to strengthen information communications research in Taiwan.

Wei-Ying Ma, Eric Chang, Lolan Song, and Heidi Fu from Microsoft Research Asia participated in the presentations from Taiwan professors about funded research projects that focused on Windows Azure-enabled mobile cloud services, cloud-based interactive video streaming services, and sensor-enabled cloud services. During one of the sessions, Eric Chang, senior director at Microsoft China, delivered a talk on “Microsoft Research eScience Project-Data Intensive Scientific Discovery,” in which he discussed Big Data and Microsoft’s vision for data-intensive computing.

Collaboration Programs

The internship program offers eligible students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research at the Microsoft Research Lab in Beijing, China. Learn more…


The Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Program strives to identify, motivate, and nurture Ph.D. students in the Asia Pacific region who demonstrate high potential in computer science-related research. Learn more...


Curriculum Program

Curriculum Program
Microsoft Research Asia works with universities in Taiwan to develop advanced courses. Learn more…

Academic ExchangesAcademic Exchanges
Microsoft Research Asia has regular academic exchange programs with academia in Taiwan, including campus visits and faculty visits to Microsoft Research Asia.