Internet Services Research Center (ISRC)

Established: August 8, 2009

The Internet Services Research Center (ISRC) is a specialized research group, focusing on all aspects of internet services. We see applications moving to the cloud, with Web search posing deep technical challenges, and with mobility, social networks, data mining, and system structures seeing huge changes. We work to accelerate innovations in search and ad technologies, and partner with other parts of Microsoft to rapidly deliver them to our search products, customers, and advertisers.

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Microsoft Academic Graph

Established: June 5, 2015

The Microsoft Academic Graph is a heterogeneous graph containing scientific publication records, citation relationships between those publications, as well as authors, institutions, journals, conferences, and fields of study. This graph is used to power experiences in Bing, Cortana, and in…

Microsoft Academic

Established: February 22, 2016

Microsoft Academic: Helping researchers stay on top of their game Microsoft Academic ( is an online destination that helps researchers like you connect with the most personally relevant papers, research news, conferences, people, and ideas, powered by artificial intelligence (AI)…


The Quest for Quality Searches

By Janie Chang, Writer, Microsoft Research When the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) holds a conference, it must be difficult for participants to decide which sessions to attend, because creating easy, effective search…

July 2010

Microsoft Research Blog

Integrating Browser, Social Networks

By Janie Chang, Writer, Microsoft Research Emre Kıcıman was online browsing the business news when he noticed a box around the name of a startup company in an article about its acquisition by an industry giant. When he moved his…

December 2009

Microsoft Research Blog