Microsoft Research New England (MSR-NE) was founded in July 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Managing Director Jennifer Tour Chayes and Deputy Managing Director Christian Borgs.
The New England lab builds on Microsoft’s commitment to collaborate with the broader research community and pursues new, interdisciplinary areas of research that bring together core computer scientists and social scientists to understand, model, and enable computing and online experiences of the future.
As part of the company’s open research environment, MSR-NE supports the academic tradition of hosting colloquia, seminar series, and special events that contribute to the intellectual commons. Hundreds from the local academic community have joined to speak at or attend these events, and the lab had more than 350 academic visitors this past year, many of whom have engaged deeply with other Microsoft Research researchers and with our product groups.
The lab supports a core team of established researchers, as well as a large group of postdocs, interns and distinguished visiting faculty members.