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Systems and Networking Research Group (Asia)

Innovations in computer systems are key driving forces in the era of big data and artificial intelligence. Systems researchers are working to empower advanced intelligent algorithms with reliable, secure, and efficient computing capacity to process huge volumes of data. Systems and Networking Research Group of Microsoft Research Asia engages in fundamental systems research with expertise that spans theory and practice in:

Research Achievements

Over the years, researchers from Systems and Networking Research Group (Asia) have designed, built, analyzed, and optimized various production systems and tools that power Microsoft’s internal infrastructure and external services. These experiences have inspired a series of research projects, producing significant results in top conferences such as SOSP, OSDI, SIGCOMM, NSDI, MOBICOM, MOBISYS, USENIX ATC, SoCC, EuroSys, VLDB, SIGMOD, PLDI, ICSE, FSE, PPoPP,CVPR, AAAI, FPGA. Together with other teams in Microsoft, Systems and Networking Research Group (Asia) is working on new technologies for next generation infrastructures and platforms to advance the state-of-the-art in academia and industry.


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Ting Cao

Senior Researcher

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Ying Cao


Portrait of Xu Cao

Xu Cao


Portrait of Shijie Cao

Shijie Cao


Portrait of Qi Chen

Qi Chen

Senior Researcher

Portrait of Yang Chen

Yang Chen

Principal Researcher

Portrait of Shuo Chen

Shuo Chen

Senior Principal Research Manager

Portrait of Peng Cheng

Peng Cheng

Principal Researcher

Portrait of Wei Cui

Wei Cui

Senior Research SDE

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Xuan Feng


Portrait of Yanjie Gao

Yanjie Gao


Portrait of Xiaotian Gao

Xiaotian Gao

Senior Researcher

Portrait of Mike Chieh-Jan Liang

Mike Chieh-Jan Liang

Principal Researcher

Portrait of Haoxiang Lin

Haoxiang Lin

Principal Researcher

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Lingxiao Ma


Portrait of Youshan Miao

Youshan Miao

Senior Researcher

Portrait of Zhixiong Niu

Zhixiong Niu

Senior Researcher

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Lei Qu

Research Hardware Dev. Engineer 2

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Ran Shu

Associate Researcher 2

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Yongqiang Xiong

Principal Researcher/Research Manager Networking Research Group, Microsoft Research Asia

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Yifan Xiong

Research SDE II

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Jilong Xue

Senior Researcher

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Hui Xue

Associate Researcher

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Mao Yang

Partner Research Manager

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Fan Yang

Principal Researcher/Research Manager

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Quanlu Zhang

Senior Researcher

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Xian Zhang

Senior Researcher

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Qianxi Zhang

Senior RSDE

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Li Lyna Zhang

Senior Researcher

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Lidong Zhou

Distinguished Scientist, Managing Director