Microsoft Research Cambridge was set up in July 1997 with three researchers. Today over 100 researchers, mostly from Europe, are engaged in computer science research at the lab. The city of Cambridge, England, was the clear choice for the location of the facility because of its world-renowned reputation and its rich history as a center of learning.
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From the Laboratory Director
“Microsoft Research Cambridge is an impressive laboratory conducting leading-edge research that is driven by tough challenges, and by our peoples’ scientific interests. We have made, and continue to make, substantial contributions to the company. Several recent examples include: the functional programming language F#; the body part recognition technology in Kinect for Xbox 360; and the advert prediction algorithm used in Bing. Through the talent of our researchers, and our many collaborative partnerships, we aim to push back the boundaries of computer science, and to enable the creation of software technologies that will help shape the future of society.”
— Professor Andrew Blake, Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge
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Open Research Positions
We are currently accepting applications for Researcher and Post Docs interested in joining our Cambridge Lab.
- Closing date for Researchers:
31st January 2014
- Closing date for Post Doc Researchers:
14th February 2014
Interviews will be held between January and the end of March 2014.
We are seeking candidates from all areas of Computer Science, including theoretical foundations, human-computer interaction, systems, networking, programming languages, and machine learning. We are also interested in candidates doing research at the frontiers of Computer Science with other disciplines (such as finance, biology, psychology, sociology, etc). We give higher priority to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work than to the candidate's sub-area of specialization.
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