Microsoft Research Lab – Asia

Microsoft Research Lab – Asia

Established 1998

“At Microsoft Research Asia, our researchers and engineers push the boundaries of innovation by reaching into their imaginations and turning their ideas into reality.

As we have grown, our commitment to fostering talent and building healthy IT ecosystems in the region has expanded. Over the years, we have extended the scope of our university relations efforts by establishing joint labs with universities in Asia, conducting joint research programs, hosting top-notch visiting professors at our lab, and offering and funding computer science courses throughout China. These collaborations have allowed us to create exciting new opportunities for both Microsoft and academia in the Asia Pacific region.

I am highly appreciative of our researchers, engineers and partners for their continued support. Our collective hard work has built the lab into what it is today. We will continue to tackle computing’s greatest challenges with the passion that has helped establish Microsoft Research Asia as one of the world’s foremost fundamental and applied research facilities.”

— Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia


Microsoft Research Asia, Microsoft’s fundamental research arm in the Asia Pacific region, was founded in 1998 in Beijing.  By attracting the best talent from Asia and across the globe, Microsoft Research Asia has grown into a world-class research lab that constantly pushes forward the state of the art and helps to improve people’s computing experiences.

Today, with more than 200 researchers and developers and more than 300 visiting scientists and students, the lab conducts basic and applied research in areas central to Microsoft’s long-term strategy and future computing vision:

  • Natural user interfaces
  • Next-generation multimedia
  • Data-intensive computing
  • Search and online advertising
  • Computer science fundamentals

Technologies from Microsoft Research Asia have had a large influence within Microsoft and around the world. large number of technologies from the lab have been transferred to Microsoft products, including Office, Windows, Azure, Bing, Visual Studio, Xbox Kinect and Windows Phone, as well as AI products such as XiaoIce, Cortana and Skype Translator.

Microsoft Research Asia has excelled at creating a talent fostering environment, where researchers are free to explore and pursue what interests them.  This culture not only drives researchers to develop groundbreaking technologies and work at the cutting edge, but has also made the lab a natural partner for universities and governments.  Microsoft Research Asia is committed to seeking broad and deep engagement with academic communities, in order to promote collaboration, cultivate innovation, advance education, and turn ideas into reality.

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Robust Influence Maximization
Wei Chen, Tian Lin, Zihan Tan, Mingfei Zhao, Xuren Zhou, in In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'2016), San Francisco, U.S.A., August, 2016., June 30, 2016, View abstract


Software Defined Batteries
Anirudh Badam, Ranveer Chandra, Jon Dutra, Anthony Ferrese, Steve Hodges, Pan Hu, Julia Meinershagen, Thomas Moscibroda, Bodhi Priyantha, Evangelia Skiani, in Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'15), ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, October 5, 2015, View abstract
SIFT: Building an Internet of Safe Things
Chieh-Jan Mike Liang, Junbei Zhang, Zheyi Pan, Zhao Li, Feng Zhao, Yong Yu, Nicholas D. Lane, Börje Karlsson, Mike Chieh-Jan Liang, in IPSN (International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks), ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, April 1, 2015, View abstract
How to Smash the Next Billion Mobile App Bugs?
Ranveer Chandra, Börje Karlsson, Nicholas D. Lane, Mike Chieh-Jan Liang, Suman Nath, Jitu Padhye, Lenin Ravindranath, Feng Zhao, in GetMobile: Mobile Computing and Communications, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, January 1, 2015, View abstract
Incentive Networks
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Urban Computing Group

Established: July 5, 2016

Urban Computing group aims to solve urban challenges using a diversity of big data and computing technology. This group advances the state-of-the-art research in this field and deploys innovative technology in the real world.

Innovation Engineering

Established: July 4, 2016

Microsoft Research Asia researchers have collaborated with product groups over the years to ship over 200 innovations in Microsoft products. The Innovation Engineering team supports these technology transfers, and fosters new product incubation, by bringing together software design engineers, user…

Knowledge Computing

Established: December 4, 2013

The Knowledge Computing group at Microsoft Research Asia aims to understand and serve the world through knowledge discovery and data mining. It consists of a team of interdisciplinary researchers spanning data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval and social…

Multimedia Search and Mining

Established: November 18, 2013

Multimedia Search and Mining (MSM) group focuses on pattern analysis and extraction for multimedia understanding, search, and data mining. We are working on research problems in search-based image annotation, large scale visual (image and video) indexing and search, sketch-based image…

Web Search and Data Management

Established: July 18, 2013

In recent years, we have seen dramatic improvements in machine learning, knowledge mining, graph database, and crowdsourcing that are providing search engines with new capabilities to perform deeper data and text processing and understanding. Web Search and Data Management Group…

System Algorithms (SysAlgo)

Established: March 31, 2013

In recent years, the field of computing has been revolutionized by the emergence of new paradigms such as cloud computing, multi-cores, mobile computing, big data, and new paths in machine learning. Algorithms play a key role in all these advances,…

Mobile and Sensing Systems Group (MASS)

Established: April 13, 2011

The Mobile and Sensing Systems Group (MASS) investigates fundamental problems and emerging challenges arising from the ubiquity of networked sensors and actuators, proliferation of smartphones and wearables, and the need to extract insights from the data they generate. Our research…

Visual Computing

Established: July 3, 2010

Overview Computer Vision is an exciting new research area that studies how to make computers efficiently perceive, process, and understand visual data such as images and videos. The ultimate goal is for computers to emulate the striking perceptual capability of…

Media Computing Group

Established: November 15, 2009

The Media Computing group focuses its research efforts on data-centric media computing platforms that collect, find, aggregate, and understand media and related data to provide a new user media experience.

Hardware Computing Group

Established: November 13, 2009

Push forward the state of the art in hardware computing to innovate in software services and to realize novel devices. Research fundamental computer architecture, identifies hardware opportunities in specific services, and builds integrated hardware/software solutions. Extrapolate hardware trends, study new…

Software Analytics

Established: May 15, 2009

A huge wealth of various data exists in software lifecycle, including source code, feature specifications, bug reports, test cases, execution traces/logs, and real-world user feedback, etc. Data plays an essential role in modern software development, because hidden in the data is information…

MSRA Theory

Established: February 6, 2007

Overview MSRA Theory Group aims at advancing the foundation of computer science and its intersection with other disciplines such as game theory, economics, social networks, optimization and statistical physics. We collaborate with other researchers and engineers to solve challenging algorithmic…

Systems Research Group (Asia)

Established: July 13, 2004

We live in an exciting time for systems research given the explosion of digital data mined from our world and social relationships, new experiences such as cloud computing and the mobile Internet, and incredible advances in computing devices, storage media,…

Wireless and Networking research group

Established: June 5, 2001

The Wireless and Networking group at Microsoft Research Asia engages in fundamental research on all aspects of computer networking. Our group members' research interests span routing, infrastructure, cloud, wireless, mobile devices and systems, and new networking paradigms. We emphasize both…

Internet Graphics

Established: June 5, 2001

The Internet Graphics Group's research activities focus mainly on graphics systems, graphics platforms, and game technologies. The group leverages its extensive research expertise to create cutting edge graphics technologies, including graphics systems and graphics platforms for Microsoft's graphics and game…

Internet Media

Established: March 27, 2000

The Internet Media group aims to build seamless yet efficient media systems through breakthroughs in fundamental theory and innovations in system technology. We address the problem of media content, format adaptation, and the generic scalability issues of computing systems in…

Natural Language Computing

Established: March 27, 1998

Natural Language Computing (NLC) Group is focusing its efforts on machine translation, question-answering, chat-bot and language gaming. Since it was founded 1998, this group has worked with partners on significant innovations including IME, Chinese couplets, Bing Dictionary, Bing Translator, Spoken…


Computing in the 21st Century 2008

Singapore | November 2008

Microsoft Research Asia, Microsoft’s fundamental research arm in the Asia Pacific region, was founded in 1998 in Beijing.  By attracting the best talent from Asia and across the globe, Microsoft Research Asia has grown into a world-class research lab that constantly pushes forward the state of the art and helps to improve people’s computing experiences. […]

Asia Faculty Summit 2010

Shanghai, China | October 2010

Microsoft Research Asia, Microsoft’s fundamental research arm in the Asia Pacific region, was founded in 1998 in Beijing.  By attracting the best talent from Asia and across the globe, Microsoft Research Asia has grown into a world-class research lab that constantly pushes forward the state of the art and helps to improve people’s computing experiences. […]



Established: March 1, 2016

Infographic visualizations are getting increasingly popular, and have been widely adopted in the real world. As research reveals, they can improve the effectiveness of visualizations by making data quickly understood and easily remembered. However, current data visualization systems lack supports for generating…

Trajectory Data Mining

Established: December 1, 2007

Overview (Slides) (Paper) The advances in location-acquisition and mobile computing techniques have generated massive spatial trajectory data, which represent the mobility of a diversity of moving objects, such as people, vehicles and animals. Many techniques have been proposed for processing, managing…

Urban Computing

Established: March 18, 2008

Urban computing is emerging as a concept where every sensor, person, vehicle, building, and street in the urban areas can be used as a component to enable a city-wide computing for serving people and their cities. In short, urban computing…

LifeSpec: Learning the Spectrum of Urban Lifestyles

Recent years have witnessed growing availability of human behavioral data, which provides us unprecedented opportunities to gain more in depth understanding of users in both the physical world and cyber world. In this project, we aim to develop computational models…

Minder Reader / 读心机器人

Minder Reader (中文: 读心机器人) is an artificial intelligence game which leveraging big data mining & crowd-sourcing to build intelligence bot. The bot has been played by over 50 million times. The game itself have been deployed in multiple platforms, including…

Video analytics

Established: March 16, 2016

Video has become ubiquitous on the Internet, broadcasting channels, as well as that captured by personal devices. This has encouraged the development of advanced techniques to analyze the semantic video content for a wide variety of applications, such as video…

DIOSI: Dynamics of intimacy from online social interactions

Established: March 16, 2016

Friendships are dynamic. In this project, we uncover the dynamics of tie strength and online social interactions in terms of various aspects, such as reciprocity, temporality, and contextually. Based upon these dynamics, we build a learning to rank framework to…

DiPsy: A digital psychologist

Established: March 14, 2016

One out of four people in the world have experienced mental illness at some point in their lives. DiPsy is a digital psychologist presented as a personalized chatbot, who can evaluate, diagnose, treat and study users' mental processes through natural…

Image chat

Established: February 22, 2016

Image is becoming a popular media for user communications on social networks. Then, it comes to be a natural requirement to enable chatbot to chat on images besides textual inputs. Based on MS XiaoIce(微软小冰), we explore the direction of image…

Photo Story

Established: January 25, 2016

The capability of managing personal photos is becoming crucial. In this work, we have attempted to solve the following pain points for mobile users: 1) intelligent photo tagging, best photo selection, event segmentation and album naming, 2) speech recognition and…

Network Morphism

Established: January 25, 2016

We propose a novel learning scheme called network morphism. It morphs a parent network into a child network, allowing fast knowledge transferring. The child network is able to achieve the performance of the parent network immediately, and its performance shall…


Established: January 25, 2016

We study the problem of image captioning, i.e., automatically describing an image by a sentence. This is a challenging problem, since different from other computer vision tasks such as image classification and object detection, image captioning requires not only understanding…

Food Recognition

Established: January 25, 2016

We study the problem of food image recognition via deep learning techniques. Our goal is to develop a robust service to recognize thousands of popular Asia and Western food. Several prototypes have been developed to support diverse applications. We are…

Video and Language

Established: January 14, 2016

Automatically describing video content with natural language is a fundamental challenge of computer vision. Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs), which models sequence dynamics, has attracted increasing attention on visual interpretation. In this project, we present a novel unified framework, named Long…

LINE: Large-scale Information Network Embedding

Established: August 28, 2015

Embedding information networks into low-dimensional spaces is potentially useful in many applications such as visualization, node classification, link prediction and recommendation. In this project, we proposed a large-scale information network embedding model called the "LINE", which is suitable for arbitrary…


Established: August 15, 2015

Building a computer system to automatically solve math word problems written in natural language. SigmaDolphin is a project initiated in early 2013 at Microsoft Research Asia, with the primary goal of building a computer intelligent system with natural language understanding…

Robust Distributed System Nucleus (rDSN)

Established: May 15, 2015

Robust Distributed System Nucleus (rDSN) is an open framework for quickly building and managing high performance and robust distributed systems. The core idea is a coherent and principled design that distributed systems, tools, and frameworks can be developed independently and…

Graph Engine

Established: May 14, 2015

Graph Engine, previously known as Trinity, is a distributed, in-memory, large graph processing engine. We are very pleased to announce that the Graph Engine 1.0 preview has finally been released to the public. Graph Engine, previously known as Trinity, is…

Indoor Patrol Robot

Established: March 12, 2015

The Indoor Patrol Robot is a low cost holonomic-drive enabled robot that can navigate autonomously indoors using just RGB and ultrasonic sensors. The robot leverages the Better Together Framework to allow real-time remote-viewing of the video, and includes a feature…

Fully Articulated Hand Tracking

Established: October 2, 2014

We present a new real-time articulated hand tracker which can enable new possibilities for human-computer interaction (HCI). Our system accurately reconstructs complex hand poses across a variety of subjects using only a single depth camera. It also allows for a…

Photo-Real Talking Head with Deep Bidirectional LSTM

Established: September 29, 2014

Purpose We propose to use deep bidirectional LSTM for audio/visual modeling in our photo-real talking head system. Abstract Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) is a specific recurrent neural network (RNN) architecture that was designed to model temporal sequences and…


Established: August 6, 2014

Log2 is a Cost-Aware Logging Mechanism for Performance Diagnosis. Following are details: Document Survey Mathematical deduction  


Established: July 17, 2014

CityNoise is a project led by Dr. Yu Zheng in Microsoft Research. The project aims to diagnose a city's noise pollution with crowdsensing and ubiquitous data. It reveals the fine-grained noise situation throughout a city and analyzes the composition of…


Established: May 20, 2014

ImDevice stands for Integrated Mobile Devices. ImDevice is based on virtual device driver technology. When a smart phone is connected with a PC, users can control the PC with smart phone (with touch screen and virtual keyboard), and PC software…

Sketch2Cartoon: Composing Cartoon Images by Sketching

Established: March 25, 2014

We built the Sketch2Cartoon system, which is an automatic cartoon making system. It enables users to sketch major curves of characters and props in their mind, and real-time search results from millions of clipart images could be selected to compose…

Sketch2Tag: Automatic Hand-Drawn Sketch Recognition

Established: March 25, 2014

We built the Sketch2Tag system for hand-drawn sketch recognition. Due to large variations presented in hand-drawn sketches, most of existing work was limited to a particular domain or limited pre-defined classes. Different from existing work, Sketch2Tag is a general sketch…

Urban Air

Established: July 24, 2012

Using a diversity of big data to infer and predict fine-grained air quality throughout a city, and finally tackle air pollutions.                Install Mobile Apps Many countries are suffering from air pollutions.…

Voice Conversion with Neural Network

Established: March 24, 2014

Sequence Error (SE) Minimization Training of Neural Network for Voice Conversion Neural network (NN) based voice conversion, which employs a nonlinear function to map the features from a source to a target speaker, has been shown to…

MODIST: Transparent Model Checking of Unmodified Cloud Systems

Established: March 8, 2014

MODIST is a practical software model checker for unmodified concurrent, distributed and cloud systems. MODIST explores different execution paths systematically as well as simulating a variety of environment faults to discover subtle corner-case defects. We have applied MODIST in Oracle…

Live Programming

Established: March 2, 2014

Programming today involves editing code while also running it in our head. To augment this mental simulation, live programming promises for much more fluid feedback between the programmer and a program that is executing while it is being edited. A PL…

Mobile Video Search

Established: February 17, 2014

Mobile video is quickly becoming a mass consumer phenomenon. More and more people are using their smartphones to search and browse video contents while on the move. This project is to develop an innovative instant mobile video search system through…

MSR Mood Board

Established: January 12, 2014

Microsoft Research Mood Board is a Windows application that combines image search, image collection, and sketching to support creative activities. About Mood Boards Mood Boards are collages of images, sketches, and descriptions used by designers to explore different visual styles.…

Office Remote

Established: November 11, 2013

Office Remote turns your Windows Phone into a smart remote for Microsoft Office, providing convenient touch-based control of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents projected from your PC. It lets you show what you want, when you want, with all the…

Dynamic Spectrum and TV White Spaces

Established: November 30, 2012

The Spectrum Opportunity Microsoft is working with key partners around the world to ensure consumers have access to an increasing range of connected devices. To meet growing consumer demand and address other policy challenges, we must consider multiple approaches which…

MSRA-CFW: Data Set of Celebrity Faces on the Web

Dataset Descriptions The dataset includes image URLs for 202792 faces. The labels of the faces are automatically generated by the algorithm in [1], with high accuracy. To facilitate downloading the images, we provide a number of URLs for the near-duplicates…

Microsoft Research Face SDK Beta

Established: February 23, 2012

Microsoft Research Face SDK integrates the latest face technologies from Microsoft research teams. It provides state-of-the-art algorithms to process face images, like face detection, alignment, tracking, and cartoon generation.   Details Major features are: Detection Given an image, this module tries…

Turning a Monolingual Speaker Into Multi-Lingual Speaker

Established: February 21, 2012

Voice user interface needs to output responses in Text-To-Speech (TTS) synthesized speech. Sometimes it is even more desirable to have the response in mixed languages, For example, in a foreign country, it would be convenient if a user of car-navigation…

Location-Based Social Networks

Established: November 13, 2011

The dimension of location brings social networks back to reality, bridging the gap between the physical world and online social networking services. In this project, we introduce and define the meaning of location-based social network…

Computing with Spatial Trajectories

Established: November 16, 2011

Editor: Yu Zheng, Xiaofang Zhou Foreword by Jiawei Han Editorial board: Ralf Hartmut Güting, Hans-Peter Kriegel, Hanan Samet [Order it on Amazon] [Buy it from Springer] [Preview this book (Outline and Preface)]   With the rapid development of wireless communication and…

Augmented Projectors

Established: October 17, 2011

In this project we investigate novel handheld projector systems for indoor spaces. These projection-based devices are “aware” of their environment in ways not demonstrated previously. They offer both spatial awareness, where the system infers location and orientation of the device…

eHuatuo: Teaching Computer to Read Medical Records

Established: November 26, 2015

eHuatuo is an eHealthcare project about Teaching Computer to Read Medical Records developed by Microsoft Research Asia. The goal of the project is to utilize the power of computers to help doctors process the increasing amount of data available in…


Established: October 30, 2010

Trinity is a general purpose distributed graph system over a memory cloud. Memory cloud is a globally addressable, in-memory key-value store over a cluster of machines. Through the distributed in-memory storage, Trinity provides fast random data access power over a…


Established: October 29, 2010

The goal of Probase is to make machines “aware” of the mental world of human beings, so that machines can better understand human communication. We do this by giving certain general knowledge or certain common sense to machines.

T-Drive: Driving Directions based on Taxi Traces

Established: September 16, 2010

T-drive is a smart driving direction services based on GPS trajectories of a large number of taxis. It helps user find out the practically fastest path to a destination at a given departure time. A prototype has been built based on…

MindFinder: Finding Images by Sketching

Established: August 12, 2010

Sketch-based image search is a well-known and difficult problem, in which little progress has been made in the past decade in developing a large-scale and practical sketch-based search engine. We have revisited this problem and developed a scalable solution to…

Website Structure Understanding and its Applications

Established: August 12, 2010

Website structure understanding can be treated as a reverse engineering for the purpose of automatically discovering the layout templates and URL patterns of a website, and understanding how these templates and patterns are integrated to organize the website. The study…

Microsoft Learning to Rank Datasets

Established: June 10, 2010

We released two large scale datasets for research on learning to rank: MSLR-WEB30k with more than 30,000 queries and a random sampling of it MSLR-WEB10K with 10,000 queries.   Dataset Descriptions The datasets are machine learning data, in which queries…

Photo-Real Talking Head

Established: November 25, 2011

Microsoft Research Asia, Microsoft’s fundamental research arm in the Asia Pacific region, was founded in 1998 in Beijing.  By attracting the best talent from Asia and across the globe, Microsoft Research Asia has grown into a world-class research lab that constantly pushes forward the state of the art and helps to improve people’s computing experiences. […]

Mobile Surface

Established: March 1, 2010

It is a novel interaction system for mobile computing. Our goal is to bring Microsoft Surface experience to mobile scenarios, and more importantly, to enable 3D interaction with mobile devices. We do research on how to transform any surface (e.g.,…

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)…


Established: February 13, 2009

EntityCube is a research prototype for exploring object-level search technologies, which automatically summarizes the Web for entities (such as people, locations and organizations) with a modest web presence. The Chinese-language version is called Renlifang. The need for collecting and understanding Web…

GeoLife: Building Social Networks Using Human Location History

Established: February 6, 2009

GeoLife is a location-based social-networking service, which enables users to share life experiences and build connections among each other using human location history. Dr. Yu Zheng started this project in 2007 with his team. Application Scenarios…

The Compound TCP for High-Speed and Long Distance Networks

Established: December 9, 2008

Introduction Many applications require fast data transfer over high speed and long distance networks. However, standard TCP fails to fully utilize the network capacity due to the limitation in its conservative congestion control (CC) algorithm. Many approaches have been proposed to…

Microsoft Research Software Radio (Sora)

Established: December 8, 2008

Software radio (or software-defined radio, SDR) is an engineering pursue in wireless communication technology field that one day all wireless signal processing functions, which are typically implemented in hardware today, will be done completely in software. Over the years, researchers and…

Microsoft Portrait

Established: February 22, 2002

Microsoft Portrait is very low bit rate video conferencing software supporting MSN Messenger and Internet Locator Service (ILS) on PCs, Pocket PCs and Handheld PCs. It runs on local area networks, dialup networks and even wireless networks with bandwidths as…


Sharing our vision at CVPR 2016

By Andrew Fitzgibbon, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge This year, the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) will take place at Caesar’s Palace from June 26–July 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CVPR is the premier annual computer…

June 2016

Microsoft Research Blog

Cultivating collaboration: a people first approach

By Miran Lee, Principal Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research Asia When we focus on people first, great projects and new technologies can’t be far behind. This perspective guides Microsoft Research’s activities in every region, and Korea is no exception. Our very…

March 2016

Microsoft Research Blog

Yong Rui wins IEEE Computer Society 2016 Technical Achievement Award

By Allison Linn, Senior Writer at Microsoft When Yong Rui first began doing computer vision research in 1995, the Internet was still in its infancy and the idea of using technology to automatically search for images seemed almost absurd. “That [notion] was…

February 2016

Microsoft Research Blog

Bringing together history and data science with Microsoft Azure

Andrea Nanetti is a historian and associate professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Some might think that, as a historian, he’d be an unlikely attendee at a data science presentation. However,…

January 2016

Microsoft Research Blog

New thinking in computer education

“The current development of computer science resembles the Renaissance in Italy of the 15th century,” said Tim Pan, director of Microsoft Research Asia, during a keynote speech on “Interdisciplinary Effect” at the 11th Forum on College Computer Curricula in Tianjin,…

January 2016

Microsoft Research Blog

Jeannette Wing promotes computational thinking at World Computer Congress

It’s incontrovertible that technology is changing the face of education. Today, students throughout the world conduct research online and complete their school assignments digitally. Many students have access to laptops or tablets provided by their school. But to truly realize…

December 2015

Microsoft Research Blog

Swimming in a deluge of user generated content

The Internet is awash in user generated content (UGC)—from blogs, reviews, and Q&As, to wikis, tweets, and Facebook posts. And let’s not forget photo- and video-sharing sites: every second, one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube, and an average…

October 2015

Microsoft Research Blog

Preview of ACM’s Multimedia Conference Oct 29 keynote address

Zhengyou Zhang, research manager and principal researcher at Microsoft Research, will present his team’s latest advances in immersive human-human telecommunications at ACM’s annual multimedia conference in Brisbane, Australia. The 2015 ACM Multimedia Conference runs from October 26-30. View the full conference…

October 2015

Microsoft Research Blog

ACM MM: Best Papers

Below are the best papers from ACM Multimedia 2015. Analyzing Free-standing Conversational Groups: A Multimodal Approach Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Yan Yan (University of Trento, Italy), Elisa Ricci, Oswald Lanz (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy), Nicu Sebe (University of Trento, Italy) During natural…

October 2015

Microsoft Research Blog

CIKM: Sports bookie wins machine learning competition

Editorial note: The CIKM 2015 Machine Learning Competition asked participants to predict the outcomes of every match in the Australian 2015 football league season. The competition received more than 90 submissions from the machine learning community. Sports bookmaker Hung Doan…

October 2015

Microsoft Research Blog


Hsiao-Wuen HonManaging Director: Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon
Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon is corporate vice president of Microsoft, chairman of Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific R&D Group, and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia. He drives Microsoft’s strategy for research and development activities in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as collaborations with academia.


Assistant Managing Director: Dr. Baining Guo
Dr. Baining Guo is Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, where he also serves as the head of the graphics lab. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1999, Dr. Guo was a senior staff researcher with the Microcomputer Research Labs of Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California. Dr. Guo received Ph.D. and M.S. from Cornell University and B.S. from Beijing University.


Assistant Managing Director: Dr. Wei-Ying Ma
Dr. Wei-Ying Ma is an Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia where he oversees multiple research groups including Web Search and Mining, Natural Language Computing, Data Management and Analytics, and Internet Economics and Computational Advertising.


Assistant Managing Director: Dr. Yong Rui
Dr. Yong Rui is currently Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia, leading research effort in the areas of multimedia search and mining, knowledge mining, and social computing.


Senior Director of Technology Strategy and Communications: Dr. Eric Chang
Eric Chang is currently the Senior Director of Technology Strategy and Communications of MSR Asia, where his responsibilities include communications, IP portfolio management, and driving new research themes such as eHealth and urban informatics.


Jonathan Tien

Director of Innovation Engineering Group: Dr. Jonathan Tien
Jonathan Tien is currently the Director of Engineering for Microsoft Research Asia, where his responsibilities include how to move research results into real products rapidly, realize return on research investments.


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