Mobility, Networks, and Systems

Established: November 5, 2007

The Mobility, Networks, and Systems (MNS) group conducts research in networking and systems. Our work and interests span several areas, including Internet-scale systems, distributed systems, network protocols, wireless networking, mobile computing, and sensor systems. We seek to advance the state of the art in these areas through measurement, design, and prototyping of real-world and experimental networked systems.






Established: December 1, 2015

Seabed is a project to provide analytics over encrypted Big Data. The challenge is to develop fast yet secure cryptographic techniques that support a suite of applications such as Business Intelligence tools and large-scale Machine Learning frameworks. Currently, we are…


Established: May 28, 2015

The PinDrop project focuses on building the substrate for supporting high-quality real-time streaming over wired and wireless networks. Context Real-time streaming across the wide-area network (WAN) is key to several existing and anticipated services, including voice and video conferencing (e.g.,…


Established: June 1, 2009

Content Compression in Networks With the advent of globalization, networked services have a global audience. For example, a large corporation today may have branch offices at dozens of cities around the globe. In such a setting, the corporation's IT admins…


Established: December 26, 2008

RFID based enterprise intelligence The vision of the SixthSense project in the MNS group at Microsoft Research India is the workplace or home of the future where computing is extended to encompass non-computing entities such as people, objects, and spaces to…


Established: March 1, 2009

Diagnosing Home Network Misconfigurations using Shared Knowledge The Problem Today's home network is typically a collection of several devices and applications. While the broadband modem acts as the home's window to the Internet world, there are a variety of different…


Embracing Networking Opportunities

By Rob Knies, Senior Writer, Microsoft Research Networks are ubiquitous in the digital age. Whether you’re at home, in your car, on your phone, or sending files halfway around the world, you’re utilizing computer networks―working with them, communicating on them,…

November 2009

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