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Transforming User Interactions with Computers
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Motivation, Inspiration, and Research
Motivation, Inspiration, and Research

What gets a researcher up in the morning? Hear some firsthand accounts.

Partnering in the Computing Community
Partnering in the Computing Community

Computer-science collaborators describe Microsoft Research's role as a leader and partner.

The Road to Microsoft Research
The Road to Microsoft Research

Peter Lee and Jim Larus describe what brought them to Redmond--and what keeps them there.

Who Are Microsoft Researchers?
Who Are Microsoft Researchers?

The people who work at Microsoft Research that make the organization come to life. Hear a few of them describe what it's like to work here.

Tiger: Next Generation Index Serving Platform for Bing
Tiger: Next Generation Index Serving Platform for Bing

Microsoft Research Asia and Bing's engineering teams in China and the US collaborated to develop "Tiger," the next-generation index serving platform for Bing. Index serving is the most critical infrastructure for any search engine. The new architecture in Tiger leverages emerging Solid State Disk (SSD) technology to improve overall efficiency and open doors for further improvements.