Microsoft Research Blog

The Microsoft Research blog provides in-depth views and perspectives from our researchers, scientists and engineers, plus information about noteworthy events and conferences, scholarships, and fellowships designed for academic and scientific communities.

  1. a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera

    Getting LinkedIn to Data Science with Dr. Igor Perisic

    Episode 11, February 7, 2018 - Big data is a big deal, and if you follow the popular technical press, you’ll have heard all the metaphors: data is the new oil, the new bacon, the new currency, the new electricity. It’s even been called the…
    February 7, 2018
  2. a group of people sitting at a table looking at a laptop

    New institute explores the future of Cortana

    Today marks the establishment of the Cortana Intelligence Institute – a new, co-funded collaboration between Microsoft Research, Cortana Research and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, to work on next-generation capabilities for Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana. At Microsoft, we are constantly looking for opportunities to learn…
    February 1, 2018 by Roy Zimmermann
  3. QA model

    A Joint Model for Question Answering and Question Generation

    At the Microsoft Research Montreal lab, one of our primary research focuses is to advance the field of Question Answering. Automatic question-answering systems can provide humans with efficient access to vast amounts of information, and the task also acts as an important proxy for assessing…
    June 9, 2017
  4. Project PrivTree: Blurring your “where” for location privacy

    By Winnie Cui, Senior Research Manager, Microsoft Research Asia Data scientist, Anthony Tockar, used publicly available location data to show how celebrities can be tracked throughout New York City, while working on his Master’s Degree at Northwestern University. By cross-referencing public news and photos about…
    January 20, 2017
  5. Long-term collaboration takes aim at mobile browsing

    By Lily Sun, Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research Asia As mobile browsing continues to consume an ever larger share of Internet services, the stakes of improving the mobile user experience have never been greater. That’s one of the reasons that Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) and…
    August 11, 2016
  6. Theoretical and practical wonders of the web: the 25th International WWW Conference

    By Kuansan Wang, Director, Internet Services Research Center, Microsoft Research Anyone reading the program for the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) would find it obvious that web innovation, powered by passionate scientists, users, and developers, continues to accelerate. At WWW this week, Microsoft Research…
    April 11, 2016