Chain reaction of collaboration

Over the years, Microsoft Research Asia has fostered connections among a variety of people in the computer science and technology fields, especially by bringing together Microsoft researchers, interns, and university professors to collaborate on continuing projects. Such was the case when Microsoft Research Asia researcher Xing Xie and Osaka University Associate Professor Takahiro Hara began…


Celebrating the first Microsoft Research Korea • Japan Academic Day

Looking out the windows of Microsoft Korea’s headquarters, I enjoy a magnificent sight: Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul’s most recognizable landmark, which spreads below me in its centuries-old splendor. Another inspiring sight adorns the office walls around me: posters describing research projects from Korea and Japan, each project a result of the researchers’ collaboration with Microsoft Research….


Building the talent pipeline: the HKUST joint lab story

The following is the second of three blogs on the contributions of the Microsoft Research Asia Joint Lab Program (JLP), which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. The JLP brings together the resources of Microsoft Research and major Chinese universities, facilitating collaboration on state-of-the-art research, academic exchange, and talent incubation. This blog focuses on the Microsoft-Hong…


From quantum computing to show dogs, Faculty Summit informed and inspired

The fifteenth annual Microsoft Faculty Summit is over, but you can still experience much of it on demand. I was really inspired and energized by the keynotes, session topics, and discussions—especially meeting, talking to, and hearing from researchers in other areas who I don’t normally see at conferences. The Faculty Summit brought together an amazing…


New hope for people living with paralysis

When we released the Lab of Things a year ago, we knew that it would benefit researchers experimenting with connected devices in various domains. It has been very gratifying to see how the Lab of Things has helped to accelerate research on helping people with disabilities to live more independent lives. Essentially, the Lab of…


Korea’s computer science talent sparkles at Microsoft Research Asia

As part of Microsoft Research’s commitment to encouraging and supporting the up-and-coming generation of researchers worldwide, Microsoft Research Asia sponsored “Korea Day at Microsoft Research 2014″ on June 9 in Beijing, China. The event was the culmination of a 10-month research project competition, which began in August 2013 when we selected creative, collaborative research projects…


Microsoft Research – Inria Joint Centre: inventing today, tomorrow’s world

When world-class research organizations work together on a long-term basis, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. That premise underlies Microsoft Research’s collaborative projects and joint ventures around the globe, including our recently renewed joint research center with Inria (the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation). Since its founding…


Enhancing learning through the cloud

Most parents want their children to have access to the best educational opportunities at schools with broad, enriching curricula. Students attending such schools may find themselves challenged with finding sufficient time to study any one subject adequately—in or out of the classroom. MyCloud, an innovative e-learning platform developed by Microsoft Research Asia, helps solve this…


Cloud computing charts a path to scientific discovery

With the rapid rise of data-intensive scientific research—across disciplines and around the globe—scientists in Asia, as elsewhere, face massive computing needs and challenges. Mindful of our role in helping scientists turn big data into big discoveries, Beijing-based Microsoft Research Asia has collaborated closely with domestic and international researchers on a wide range of topics, including…


Partnerships propel computer science

As part of its commitment to basic research, Microsoft invests in creating joint research centers around the world. These collaborative engagements typically involve multi-year research programs across a broad range of projects that push the boundaries of computer science. In the last week, Microsoft Research both launched and renewed major partnerships in Spain, Russia, and…