Located in Mountain View, California, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley was founded in August 2001 and employs over 75 researchers. The lab’s primary focus is on distributed computing and includes privacy, security, protocols, fault-tolerance, large-scale systems, concurrency, computer architecture, Internet search and services, and related theory. Learn more...
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Research at the Silicon Valley lab focuses on the following areas.
- Algorithms and Theory
- Computer and Systems Architecture
- Distributed Systems
- Security and Privacy
- Software Tools
- Web Search and Data Mining
We share our building and collaborate with the following groups:
From the Director
“Our primary goal is to advance the state of the art in distributed systems and related fields, while strengthening the architecture and technology of Microsoft’s products. The Silicon Valley lab emphasizes technical excellence, technical breadth and flexibility, commitment to impact, and collegial interaction among researchers. Our research projects explore and prototype technologies likely to be strategic to Microsoft in the two- to five-year time frame.”
— Roy Levin, Distinguished Engineer and Managing Director, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
About the Lab
- The Future of Microsoft Research: One on One with New Boss Peter Lee
- Tech of the Future
- Conquering Distributed Challenges
1288 Pear Avenue
CA, 94043, US
1065 La Avenida
CA, 94043, US
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