Steve LinUpon finishing graduate school, I wanted to work in an exciting organization that would bring out my research potential and surround me with world-class talent. At the same time, I longed to experience life in an unfamiliar environment different from the Western world where I had always lived. Microsoft Research and Beijing, China, were an ideal combination for me.
Microsoft Research Asia offers its researchers exceptional freedom to set their own research paths, while providing plentiful resources and support. In following my paths, I’ve enjoyed close collaborations with researchers at the forefront of their fields, and mentored bright, energetic interns from around China and Asia. At Microsoft Research Asia, it gives me great satisfaction knowing that our developed technologies not only are appreciated by the research community, but also have an impact on Microsoft products used around the world.
Throughout my seven years with Microsoft Research Asia, I’ve felt that my research career has progressed at a pace that would have been hard for me to match anywhere else. It has truly been a privilege to be a part of this outstanding lab.