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Research at Microsoft

We have contributed to nearly every product Microsoft has shipped, including Kinect for Xbox, Cortana, cool free photography apps like Hyperlapse, and other programs that help secure your data in the cloud. We have world-renowned scientists at the forefront of machine learning, computer vision, speech, and artificial intelligence. Our external collaborations include efforts to prevent disease outbreaks and solve problems facing large cities such as traffic and pollution.

Explore and discover what our more than 1,000 researchers and engineers in labs around the world have been up to lately.

Computer vision

Bridging the gap between highly abstract mathematical results and engineering applications

Zuzana Kukelova, a post-doc researcher specializing in computer vision at Microsoft's lab in Cambridge, U.K., is the recipient of the 2015 Cor Baayen Award, given to a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics from countries associated with the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Computer science

Spend less time searching and more time researching

Research News is your go-to site for the latest news in computer science research. This service summarizes current and trending research from thousands of top resources and is curated by a team at Microsoft Research. 

Software development

A practical way to build bug-free software

Microsoft researchers have figured out a way to build software systems spanning many computers that can be proven free of bugs, a significant feat in the decades-long quest to create perfect software.

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