Microsoft Research Asia (MSR Asia), established in 1998, is a leading research lab with locations in Beijing and Shanghai. The lab conducts basic and applied research in areas central to Microsoft’s long-term strategy and future computing vision. Its diverse research areas include natural user interface, artificial intelligence, cloud and edge computing, big data and knowledge mining, computer science fundamentals, intelligent multimedia, and computational science. Over the years, technologies developed by MSR Asia have made a significant impact within Microsoft and also around the world, and new, innovative technologies are constantly being born from the lab.
At MSR Asia, researchers are free to explore and pursue their interests in an open and collaborative environment. This culture has not only driven the creation of groundbreaking technologies but has also established the lab a natural partner for both academia and industry across Asia.
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“For over two decades, Microsoft Research Asia (opens in new tab) has retained an open and growth mindset and has been committed to creating a free, inclusive, and sustainable environment for scientific research, where every person involved assumes a vital role on the road to new discoveries and contributions. Together, we will provide a catalyst for the various sparks of creative ideas to burgeon.
The growth of an innovative organization involves the process of continuously expanding its horizons and assuming greater social responsibilities. Since its inception, Microsoft Research Asia has continued to develop extensive cooperation with research institutions around the world to drive joint progress and improvement of computer science. Our global society in the current day and age is faced with a spate of issues, ranging from sustainability and carbon neutrality to healthcare. Under this context, Microsoft Research Asia shall adhere to principles that are conducive to innovation, boldly wield and improve new paradigms, and incessantly promote cross-disciplinary research progress together with our partners from all industries so as to effectively tackle each of the challenges experienced by our world today.”Lidong Zhou, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia
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June 20, 2023 | Baining Guo, Steve Lin