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Microsoft Research India

Visit Microsoft Research IndiaIn keeping with the global mission of Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research India is engaged in basic research in multiple fields in Computer Science and related areas. Microsoft Research India also collaborates with a wide range of scientific and academic institutions to advance the state of the art in computing research in India. Learn more...

From the Director

“MSR India does research that focusses on fundamental problems in computer science as well as challenges in building real-world systems and the societal impact of technology. We encourage inter-disciplinary and collaborative research at the lab, and work very closely with academic partners and research institutions across the world.”
  Chandu Thekkath, PhD, Managing Director, Microsoft Research India

The Research Fellow Program

We recently launched the MSR India Research Fellow Program for people who have completed BS/BE/BTech or MS/ME/MTech in Computer Science or related areas. Check it out here and see if it's for you!

Research Areas

Microsoft Research India currently focuses on the following:

  • Foundations: The foundational aspects of computer science such as algorithms, data sciences, complexity, and cryptography.
  • Machine Learning, Natural Language Systems and Applications: The practical and the more theoretical aspects of Machine Learning, as well as natural language processing, particularly for the Indic languages.
  • Systems: Multiple areas of experimental computer science, principally Distributed Systems, Security and Privacy, Programming Languages, and Networks.
  • Technology for Emerging Markets: The interplay of technology and society and is concerned with effect of innovation on the lives of developing nations.

View all of Microsoft Research's groups worldwide...

Microsoft Research India's Advanced Development Group works across the research areas in the India labs to bring research ideas to life. The Applied Sciences group focuses on pressing real-world problems in specific research domains and impactful areas.

Careers at Microsoft Research

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