Jobs
The Applied Sciences Group is currently looking for mad scientists/inventors/wizards/researchers in human computer interfaces. Scientists are expected to define their own research agenda and demonstrate their ability to drive forward an effective program of research.
You can find the latest job openings by searching the career website for "Applied Sciences".
Please note: to be considered, applicants must demonstrate a well-established research track record and provide documentation of non-confidential past projects. Acceptable forms of documentation include project web pages, videos, technical reports, academic publications, press coverage, and/or project samples.
Additionally, we are currently looking for:
Deep Learning Researcher (Detailed description)
Qualifications:
  • M.S. or Ph.D. with expertise in topics related to machine learning (such as object/shape/activity recognition, classifications, neural networks).
  • Strong publication record in computer vision conferences and journals.
  • Experience writing code in C, C++, Python, Matlab.
  • A strong drive to experiment, prototype and improve.
  • The ability to clearly communicate what work you have done, why it was important and how it was different from other projects.
  • Creativity coming up with ideas and clever solutions to problems, as well as turning around and building them.
Electrical Engineering Researcher (Detailed description)
Qualifications:
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Analog and digital circuit design
  • Firmware development for microcontrollers
  • Algorithm development and analysis, with architecture specific optimizations
  • Programming and optimization in C
  • CAD tools for schematic capture and circuit board layout
  • Highly valued experience in one or more of the following
  • Signal processing and/or control
  • Digitizer hardware, pen and touch
  • Display electronics and driving schemes
  • Camera hardware, interfaces and system design
  • Sensors of all kinds (e.g.: inertial, GPS, Doppler, optical, ultra-sound)
  • Ultra low power design
  • A strong drive to experiment, prototype and improve.
  • The ability to clearly communicate what work you have done, why it was important and how it was different from other projects.
  • Creativity coming up with ideas and clever solutions to problems, as well as turning around and building them.
Electrical Engineering Visiting Scientist/Engineer (12-24 month assignment)
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience with
    • Embedded hardware development
    • Analog and digital circuit design
    • Firmware development for microcontrollers
    • Programming and optimization in C
    • CAD tools for schematic capture and circuit board layout
  • Highly valued experience in one or more of the following
    • Signal processing and/or control
    • Sensors of all kinds (e.g.: inertial, GPS, Doppler, optical, ultra-sound)
    • Ultra low power design
    • Digitizer hardware, pen and touch
    • Display electronics and driving schemes
    • Camera hardware, interfaces and system design
    • RF transceivers (e.g.: Bluetooth, ZigBee, 802.11, Nordic)
  • A strong drive to experiment, prototype and improve.
  • The ability to clearly communicate what work you have done, why it was important, and how it was different from other projects.
  • Creativity coming up with ideas and clever solutions to problems, as well as turning around and building them.
Education:
Electrical engineering bachelor’s degree. Relevant graduate degree preferred.
ASG Contact: Flavio P. Ribeiro (gmbwjpqsAnjdsptpgu/dpn)
Internships
The Applied Sciences Group offers internship opportunities at its facility in Redmond, Washington, U.S.A. The program is primarily aimed at graduate students working in interaction technologies (including engineering, science, and design), but exceptional undergraduates may also be considered. Top candidates typically have a portfolio of interesting projects that they have completed, demonstrating their passion for creating novel systems. Internships are not restricted to any particular time of year or length of stay. Our program is administered through Microsoft Research, and our interns can take full advantage of the many technical and social opportunities provided to Microsoft Research interns.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact us and apply through the Microsoft Research Internship Program.
Additionally, we are currently looking for:
Electrical engineering intern (three month program)
General requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in an electrical engineering M.S. or Ph.D. program
  • A strong drive to experiment, prototype and improve
  • The ability to clearly communicate what work you have done, why it was important, and how it was different from other projects
Demonstrated experience with:
  • Embedded hardware development
  • Firmware development for microcontrollers (e.g.: ARM, AVR, HCS12, 8051)
  • Programming and optimization in C, with low-level architecture specific primitives
  • PCB layout tools (e.g.: Cadence, Altium, Eagle)
We also highly value skills such as:
  • Algorithm design and analysis
  • Audio signal processing theory
  • Control theory
  • Experience with embedded wireless radios (e.g.: 802.11, ZigBee, Nordic, Bluetooth)
ASG Contact: Flavio P. Ribeiro (gmbwjpqsAnjdsptpgu/dpn)
Contact
The Applied Sciences Group (ASG) is an applied research and development team dedicated to creating the next generation of computer interaction technologies. The interdisciplinary group focuses on the synergy between optics, electronics and software to create novel human computer interfaces. The ASG is part of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft Corp. and mainly supports projects for Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Hardware, and Xbox. It also works closely with Microsoft Research.
To contact us directly, email us at: bth.jogpAnjdsptpgu/dpn.