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External Research Program in Russia

The goal of the program is to establish and extend presence of Microsoft Research in Russia by organizing and supporting research activities in Computer Science and also application of Computer Science to other applied sciences.



Lectures and Seminars

Seminars 2010

  • Joint MSR-MSU-ISPRAS Seminar on Software Development and Analysis (Russian)
  • Joint MSR-Yandex Seminar on Information Retrieval and Data Analysis (Russian)

Summer Schools

Summer School 2010

  • MIDAS 2010 — Microsoft Data Structures and Algorithms School — August 8–14, 2010 — St. Petersburg (Russian / English)

Summer School 2009

  • HPC 2009 — Russian Summer School for High Performance and Parallel computing for computational science and engineering — July 19–25, 2010 — Moscow (Russian / English)

Conferences and Workshops

MSR Supported Schools and Conferences

  • RuSSIR 2010 — 4th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval — September 13–18, 2010 — Voronezh (Russian / English)
  • SYRCoSE — Spring/Summer Young Researchers' Colloquium on Software Engineering — June 1–2, 2010 — Nizhny Novgorod (English)
  • CSEDays — Computer Science E-Days — March 19–21, 2010 — Eкаterinburg (Russian)


Projects and Collaborations

Joint Research Projects

Moscow State University (MSU)

  • Computer Vision
  • Scientific Data Visualization and Management

Institute for System Programming (ISP RAS)

  • DOM API testing for compliance to W3C standard

St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU)

  • HPC for applications — Dam and FireEx

Space Research Institute (IKI)

  • Climate Induced Vegetation Change
  • Short Term Space Weather Prediction
  • Localization of World Wide Telescope