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Microsoft Research New York City

Microsoft Research New York CityMicrosoft Research New York City (MSR-NYC) was founded in May 2012 in New York City. It is Microsoft Corp.’s twelfth worldwide research facility to be established since 1991, joining basic research labs in Cambridge, Mass.; Redmond, Wash.; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Beijing, China; Mountain View, Calif.; and Bangalore, India, with a world-class team of 1,100 brilliant scientists and engineers. Learn more...

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From the director

Jennifer Chayes"Microsoft Research New York investigates computational and experimental social science, algorithmic economics and prediction markets, machine learning, and information retrieval. The lab collaborates closely with Microsoft Research New England and the rest of Microsoft Research to extend state-of-the-art work in these areas. The researchers in our lab also interact deeply with the vibrant academic and tech communities in the New York metropolitan area. Our primary goal is to advance the state of the art in interdisciplinary research, and our research also enhances Microsoft products and services, through direct transfer of technology and through impact on Microsoft strategy."

Jennifer Chayes, Managing Director, Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York City

Research areas

  • Large-Scale Machine Learning
  • Interactive Machine Learning
  • Information Retrieval
  • Algorithmic Economics and Market Design
  • Behavioral and Empirical Economics
  • Prediction Engines
  • Computational Social Science
  • Online Experimental Social Science

Careers at Microsoft Research

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