Microsoft Research Asia

Visit Microsoft Research AsiaMicrosoft Research Asia is founded in Beijing as Microsoft’s fundamental research facility in the Asia Pacific region and expands rapidly. By attracting the best talent from Asia and across the globe, Microsoft Research Asia has grown into a world-class research laboratory with more than 230 researchers and developers and more than 250 visiting scientists and students. Today, the lab conducts basic research in natural user interfaces, next-generation multimedia, data-intensive computing, search and online advertising, and computer science fundamentals.

Research Areas

Research areasResearch at the Beijing lab focuses on the following areas.
  • Natural User Interface
  • Next Generation Multimedia
  • Data Intensive Computing
  • Search and Online Ads
  • Computer Science Fundamentals

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Working at Microsoft Research Asia

Tetsuya SakaiTetsuya Sakai — I joined Microsoft Research Asia for many reasons, but two stand out: the fun of being able to collaborate on a global level and the overwhelming presence of Microsoft Research at research venues, such as international conferences. Read more...

From the Director

Hsiao-Wuen Hon“At Microsoft Research Asia, our researchers and engineers push the boundaries of innovation, use their imaginations to turn ideas into reality, and help build the lab into a world leading research institution.” Read more...

Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia

Careers at Microsoft Research

We are always looking for exceptional researchers, post-docs, and interns. For more information about a career at Microsoft Research Asia, see: