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Productivity and Intelligence

The Productivity and Intelligence group in Microsoft Research brings together expertise from artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and software engineering to work together on how people interact with information and software systems; how to build predictive models of language, code, and behavior; and how insights and knowledge mined from data can be used to characterize human behavior and its impact on productivity at the individual, organizational, and societal level.

Together with our product partners, our team has developed technology that has improved product offerings in Office, Visual Studio, Cortana and Bing.

We currently have applications open for interns and postdoctoral researchers on our career opportunity page. We are always interested in working with individuals who are ready to think broadly, focus deeply, and work as a team to advance the state-of-the-art and impact the world. We invite you to learn more about us on our respective profile pages.



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Paul Bennett

Partner Research Manager

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Christian Bird

Principal Researcher

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Carolyn Buractaon

Senior Program Manager

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Jenna Butler

Senior Software Engineer, Visiting Research Fellow

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Nick Caurvina

Software Engineer II

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Susan Dumais

Technical Fellow & Managing Director, Microsoft Research New England, New York City and Montreal

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Denae Ford Robinson

Senior Researcher

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Nicole Forsgren

Partner Research Manager

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Adam Fourney

Principal Researcher

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Shamsi Iqbal

Principal Researcher

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Emre Kiciman

Senior Principal Researcher

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Jonathan McLean

Senior Software Engineer

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Robert Osazuwa Ness

Senior Research Scientist

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Tobias Schnabel

Senior Researcher

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Adith Swaminathan

Senior Researcher

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Bryan Tower

Principal Software Engineer

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Shane Williams

Principal Research Software Engineer

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Chenyan Xiong

Senior Researcher

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Tom Zimmermann

Sr. Principal Researcher