Some exciting news for New England. Microsoft Research has just announced that the One Memorial Drive, Cambridge offices (that I introduced earlier) will be the location of our newest Research Center!
The center, opening in July, will be the 6th such center in the world, the 3rd in the US, and the first on the east coast. It also marks the first center to be led by a woman, Managing Director Jennifer Tour Chayes.
Research will initially be conducted in the areas of computer science and social science theory, including ways to bridge the two fields. The center will begin with 10-15 researchers, but plans are to grow to at least 50.
Coverage of the news can be found here:
- Boston Globe Article
- New York Times Article
- WBZ Interview by Anthony Silva (listed on the left-hand side)
- Q&A on the Microsoft Research site
Welcome, Microsoft Research New England!