Microsoft Research New England (MSR-NE) was founded in July 2008 in Cambridge, Mass., 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.
The quality of online answers to parents who suspect that their child has an Autism Spectrum DisorderAyelet Ben-Sasson, Dan Pelleg, Elad Yom-Tov, AAAI - Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, May 18, 2016,
Encouraging Physical Activity in Diabetes Patients Through Automatic Personalized Feedback Via Reinforcement Learning Improves Glycemic ControlIrit Hochberg, Guy Feraru, Mark Kozdoba, Shie Mannor, Moshe Tennenholtz, Elad Yom-Tov, in Diabetes Care, January 28, 2016,
Estimating the secondary attack rate and serial interval of influenza-like illnesses using social mediaElad Yom-Tov, Ingemar Johansson-Cox, Vasileios Lampos, Andrew C. Hayward, in Influenza and other respiratory viruses, Wiley, June 9, 2015,
Accessible Crowdwork? Understanding the Value in and Challenge of Microtask Employment for People with Disabilities, Meredith Ringel Morris, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Mary L. Gray, Shaun Kane, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, March 1, 2015,
Information is in the eye of the beholder: Seeking information on the MMR vaccine through an Internet search engineElad Yom-Tov, AMIA, November 1, 2014,
Critical Questions for Big Data: Provocations for a Cultural, Technological, and Scholarly Phenomenondanah boyd, Kate Crawford, in Information, Communication & Society, Taylor & Francis, May 10, 2012,
Belief-Propagation for Weighted b-Matchings on Arbitrary Graphs and its Relation to Linear Programs with Integer SolutionsMohsen Bayati, Christian Borgs, Jennifer Chayes, Riccardo Zecchina, January 1, 2008,
Microsoft Research New England | July 2016
The Microsoft Research Colloquium at Microsoft Research New England focuses on research in the foundational aspects of computer science, mathematics, economics, anthropology, and sociology. With an interdisciplinary flavor, this colloquium series features some of the foremost researchers in their fields talking about their research, breakthroughs, and advances.