Transforming User Interactions with Computers
Microsoft researchers continue to work to revolutionize our relationships with computers as they become more like us and do more for us. Combining years of research in speech, text, and gestures, our work in natural user interfaces puts all these pieces together, enabling entirely new scenarios.
The Science of Big Data
Microsoft Research brings computer-science and big-data expertise to the equation to help solve tough societal challenges.
Rethinking Computing to Deliver a New Generation of User Experiences
Microsoft researchers are rethinking computing, whether it is the transformative effects of many-core parallelism on programming systems and architectures to massive cloud-computing systems and diverse clients to deliver a new generation of secure, private experiences via natural user interfaces.
3-D Models in Real Time
KinectFusion takes live depth data from a moving depth camera and creates high-quality 3-D models in real time. The system enables a user to scan a whole room and its contents within seconds. As the space is explored, new views of the scene and objects are revealed and fused into a single 3-D model.
Inventing the Future
For Microsoft Research's 20th anniversary, researchers and collaborators share their thoughts about the future of Microsoft Research and computer science.
Why Research Matters
Research is an essential part of being human. From blue sky breakthrough ideas to finding solutions for small problems, research can help.