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Mobility and Networking Research - News and Events

To invent & research technologies that make Microsoft’s networks, services and devices indispensable to the world

Latest News

   Ratul elevated to ACM Distinguished Scientist (Nov. 19, 2015)
   Eduardo Cuervo joins MNR as Senior Research Software Development Engineer (Nov. 16, 2015)
   29 students join MNR for summer internship (June 30, 2015)
   We won the the MobiSys 2015 Best Paper Award (May 19, 2015)
   Ronnie joins Cloud & Enterprise as Software Engineering Manager of Power BI (March 20, 2015)
   David will serve as the General Chair of HotMobile 2016 (Feb 15, 2015)
   Seven MNR papers accepted at NSDI 2015 (twelve Microsoft papers accepted) (Feb 1, 2015)
   Ming promoted to Senior Researcher (Sept 1, 2014)
   Ratul & Ranveer promoted to Principal Researcher (Sept 1, 2014)
   MSR's Spectrum Observatory Thinktank Event (August 6, 2014)
   Ratul receives the SIGCOMM 2014 Test of Time Paper Award (July 8, 2014)
   Hongqiang ("Harry") Liu joins MNR as a PostDoc Researcher (July 7, 2014)
   George receives the SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Contributions (July 3, 2014)
   Albert receives the 2015 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award (June 22, 2014)
   Seven papers accepted in SIGCOMM 2014 (May 1, 2014)
   Jitu to serve as SIGCOMM 2015 Chair (April 29, 2014)
   MNR Symposium: New Results in Networking Research (Dec. 5, 2013)
   Meg Walraed-Sullivan joins MNR as a PostDoc Researcher (Nov. 14, 2013)
   Victor's SIGMOBILE 2013 OCA Award Talk (October 21, 2013)
   Aakanksha Chowdhery joins MNR as a PostDoc Researcher (Oct. 7, 2013)
   Ganesh Ananthanarayanan joins MNR (Sept. 9, 2013)
   Ratul to serve as PC Co-Chair of NSDI 2014 (April 2-4, 2014)
   Hosting Blazing Fast Services: From 1 Core to 1M Cores (July 15, 2013)
   George receives the 2014 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award (July 2, 2013)
   We won the MobiSys 2013 Best Paper Award (June 27, 2013)
   New Directions in Wireless Systems Design (May 30, 2013)
   Three papers accepted in UbiComm 2013 (May 8, 2013)
   Seven papers accepted in SIGCOMM 2013 (April 26, 2013)
   Victor receives the 2013 SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contributions Award (April 12, 2013)
   Three papers accepted in MobiSys 2013 (March 10, 2013)
   Check out our contributions to Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 (Oct. 29, 2012)
   New Directions in Networked Systems Design (Oct. 31, 2012)

Feature Stories
Mobility and Networking Researchers Making a Big Impact in the Cloud Mobility and Networking Researchers Making a Big Impact in the Cloud
Papers, awards, and accolades during SIGCOMM 2014 highlight Microsoft achievements in the networking community, while deployments in Azure data centers underscore the value of collaboration between research and product teams.
19 August 2014
Finding More Space in Spectrum Finding More Space in Spectrum
When researchers such as Ranveer Chandra get creative with wireless protocols, it’s possible to reuse unoccupied spectrum, give Xbox games an edge, let mobile devices run longer, or provide Internet access to impoverished rural areas.
29 January 2014
Bahl Awarded SIGMOBILE’s Top Honor Bahl Awarded SIGMOBILE’s Top Honor
Victor Bahl, research manager of the Mobility and Networking Research Group at Microsoft Research Redmond, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award from ACM SIGMOBILE.
Inside Microsoft Research · 1 October 2013
Big Advances in Data-Center Networking Big Advances in Data-Center Networking
Software-defined networks will be a major topic of discussion during SIGCOMM 2013, and Microsoft Research contributions will be at the heart of the conversation.
12 August 2013
Bahl Achieves Alma Mater’s Distinction Bahl Achieves Alma Mater’s Distinction
In Boston on April 17, Victor Bahl, director of Microsoft Research’s Mobile Computing Research Center, will be honored as one of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Distinguished Alumni.
17 April 2012
Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphones Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphones
Switchboard, developed at Microsoft Research Redmond, shows how combining smartphones with the cloud could create a mobile-gaming paradise.
28 June 2011
2010: A Year of Peerless Accomplishment 2010: A Year of Peerless Accomplishment
Contributions, collaboration, recognition … any way you measure it, for Microsoft Research, 2010 turned out to be a most exciting, rewarding year.
22 December 2010
Tuning Smartphone Performance Tuning Smartphone Performance
The first-ever study of data traffic as observed on smartphones delivers unexpected findings that help improve performance and open new avenues of research.
31 October 2010
Using Wi-Fi to Boost 3G Capacity Using Wi-Fi to Boost 3G Capacity
What kind of wireless Internet do you get when you cross 3G with Wi-Fi? Meet Wiffler, a system that takes a new approach to augmenting 3G-network capacity—by offloading traffic to Wi-Fi.
16 September 2010
Providing Private Packet Analysis Providing Private Packet Analysis
Researchers from Microsoft Research are presenting seven papers during SIGCOMM 2010, being held in New Delhi, India, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.
29 August 2010
A Wealth of Award-Winning Talent A Wealth of Award-Winning Talent
Five young people from Microsoft Research have been named 2010 recipients of the TR35 award, presented by Technology Review to the world’s most exciting young innovators.
25 August 2010
Trying to Cure PC Insomnia Trying to Cure PC Insomnia
It’s energy-friendly to shut down PCs before leaving the office, but it’s hard to relinquish the convenience of remote access. Sleep Proxy offers a way to access idle machines while reducing power consumption.
19 April 2010
Troubleshooting Small Networks Troubleshooting Small Networks
It’s easier to create network tools for home users and small businesses than for large enterprise environments, right? Microsoft researchers tackle this assumption and explain why it’s actually harder to build troubleshooting tools for small networks.
19 January 2010
Bringing Agility to Data-Center Networks Bringing Agility to Data-Center Networks
For a group of researchers at Microsoft Research Redmond, when it comes to retooling the architectural rules for data-center networking, there’s no time like the present.
18 August 2009
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Recent Seminars

  • Motivations and Challenges for Building Great User Experiences from a Carrier’s Perspective, Kevin Lau & Jie Hui, T-Mobile U.S.A. (8/27/2012)
  • Trustworthy mobile health (mHealth) systems, David Kotz, Dartmouth University (08/7/2012
  • An overview of Multipath TCP and its applications, Costin Raiciu, University Politehnica of Bucharest (7/23/2012)
  • Detecting and Analyzing Voice Frauds and SMS Spam Activities in a Large Cellular Network, Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota (7/19/2012)
  • How far can client-only solutions go for mobile browser speed?, Zhen Wang, Rice University (6/5/2012)
  • Making the Mobile Web Fast, Matt Welsh, Google (6/1/2012)
  • LTE: Evolution and Convergence Titus Lo (Chairperson, IEEE Seattle Chapter; VP Neocific Inc. (1/26/2012)
  • Innovations in Mobility:Collaboration, Community, Context, and Computing, John Shen (Head of Research, Nokia, North America) (11/17/2011)
  • Design for the Mobile Experience, Rebecca Allen (Director of Nokia Research Center Hollywood) (10/4/2011)