Microsoft Research Redmond

Microsoft

Microsoft Research's original location at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Wash., houses more than 300 researchers and staff working across every discipline in computer science. This location also includes a technology-transfer team that ensures that the innovation and ingenuity from each worldwide location is reflected in the company's products and services.

Managing Director: Peter Lee

Established: 1991

Location: Redmond, Wash.

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Microsoft Research Cambridge

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Established in July 1997, Microsoft Research Cambridge was Microsoft's first research facility established outside the United States. From three founding researchers, the facility has expanded to employ more than 120 researchers with elite academic backgrounds and honors who work with a wide network of partners and collaborators across the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond.

Managing Director: Andrew Blake

Established: 1997

Location: Cambridge, U.K.

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Microsoft Research Asia

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Microsoft Research Asia, located in Beijing, is Microsoft's fundamental research arm in the Asia Pacific region. The facility conducts curiosity-driven research in areas such as natural user interfaces, next-generation multimedia, data-intensive computing, and search and online ads.

Managing Director: Hsiao-Wuen Hon

Established: 1998

Location: Beijing, China

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Microsoft Research Silicon Valley

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Established in 2001 on the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, Calif., Microsoft Research Silicon Valley employs more than 70 researchers who focus on fields that drive the state of the art in distributed computing, including privacy, security, protocols, fault tolerance, large-scale systems, the web, concurrency, computer architecture, and related theory.

Managing Director: Roy Levin

Established: 2001

Location: Mountain View, Calif.

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Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe

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Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe (formerly EMIC) is an applied research facility working in the field of distributed embedded systems.

Director: Francois Dumas

Established: 2003

Location: Aachen, Germany

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Microsoft Research India

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Since 2005, Microsoft Research India, based in Bangalore, has been engaged in cutting-edge basic and applied research in algorithms, cryptography, systems, natural language processing, software engineering, and the role of technology in socioeconomic development.

Managing Director: P. Anandan

Established: 2005

Location: Bangalore, India

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Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Cairo

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Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Cairo (formerly CMIC), founded in 2006, is an applied-research lab with a focus on explorations and incubations that have a high potential of being transferred into Microsoft products and services.

Director: Hussein Salama

Established: 2006

Location: Cairo, Egypt

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Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Israel

Microsoft

Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Israel (formerly ILabs) at the Microsoft Israel R&D Center represent a small, hybrid group of researchers and engineers challenged with the goal of finding and prototyping new, innovative ideas and technologies that will propel Microsoft forward in the near future.

Director: Adi Diamant

Established: 2008

Location: Herzeliya, Israel

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Microsoft Research New England

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Opened in 2008, Microsoft Research New England, located in Cambridge, Mass., is pursuing new, interdisciplinary areas of research that bring together computer scientists and social scientists to understand, model, and enable the computing and online experiences of the future. The group's work includes applied projects in areas as diverse as economics, social media, and health care, as well as theoretical projects in areas such as mathematics and cryptography.

Managing Director: Jennifer Chayes

Established: 2008

Location: Cambridge, Mass.

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eXtreme Computing Group

eXtreme

Based in Redmond, Wash., the eXtreme Computing Group goes beyond incremental advances to advance the state of the art in computing. Collaborating cross-company to solve the most challenging, strategic problems, the team accomplishes this goal through basic and intentional research, advanced prototyping, and industry partnerships.

Managing Director: Surajit Chaudhuri

Established: 2009

Location: Redmond, Wash.

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Future Social Experiences Labs

Future

Located in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft Research's Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs works in partnership with product and research teams to ideate, develop, and deliver new social, real-time, and media-rich experiences for home and work. FUSE Labs experiences give users new ways to create, connect, and collaborate with the people, information, and ideas that matter to them.

General Manager: Lili Cheng

Established: 2009

Location: Redmond, Wash.

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