Microsoft Research Lab – New England

Microsoft Research Lab – New England

Established 2008

“Microsoft Research New England focuses on interdisciplinary work, integrating the more mathematical and algorithmic sciences with both the social sciences and aspects of the biomedical sciences. Our work includes applied projects in areas such as economics, social media, and health care, as well as more theoretical projects in areas such as mathematics and cryptography. The researchers in our lab collaborate closely with the vibrant local academic community. Our primary goal is to advance the state of the art in interdisciplinary research, and our research also enhances Microsoft products and services both through direct transfer of technology and through impact on Microsoft strategy.”

— Jennifer Chayes, Managing Director, Microsoft Research New England

Overview

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.

Publications

2016

Keyword: Algorithm
Tarleton Gillespie, in Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture (Ben Peters, ed.), Princeton UP, June 1, 2016, View abstract

2015

2014

The Relevance of Algorithms
Tarleton Gillespie, Tarleton, Gillespie, in Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo Boczkowski, and Kirsten Foot, eds.), MIT Press, January 1, 2014, View abstract

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Events

New England Machine Learning Day 2013

Microsoft Research New England, Horace Mann Conference Room | May 2013

The second New England Machine Learning Day will be held May 1st, 2013, from 10:00am-5:00pm at Microsoft Research New England, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142. The event will bring together local academics and researchers in machine learning and its applications.

New England Machine Learning Day 2012

May 2012

The first New England Machine Learning Day will be held May 16th, 2012, from 9:50am-5:40pm at Microsoft Research New England, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02138. The event will bring together local academics and researchers in machine learning and its applications. There will be a lively poster session during lunch.

New England Machine Learning Day 2016

Microsoft Research New England, Horace Mann Conference Room | May 2016

The fifth annual New England Machine Learning Day will be Friday, May 6th, 2016, at Microsoft Research New England, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142. The event will bring together local academics and researchers in machine learning and its applications.

Workshop on Local Algorithms

Cambridge, MA | October 2016

Registration: by invite only Venue: October 14, 2016 Microsoft Research New England Cambridge, MA 02142 October 15, 2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139 Contact us: If you have any questions regarding this event please send email to WOLA2016@microsoft.com

Computational Aspects of Biological Information 2010

Cambridge, MA, U.S. | December 2010

Venue: Microsoft Research New England Horace Mann Conference Room First Floor Conference Center One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA Questions? Please send an email to  the organizing committee. Flyer can be downloaded here.

Soc.Digital Mixer

Cambridge, MA, U.S. | May 2011

Venue: Microsoft Research New England First Floor Conference Center One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA Questions? Please send an email to the organizing committee.

Soc.Digital Grad Student Meetup

Cambridge, MA, U.S. | May 2011

Venue: Microsoft Research New England First Floor Conference Center One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA Questions? Please send an email to the organizing committee.

Predicting and Understanding the 2012 Election

Cambridge, MA | October 2012

Venue: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center 11th Floor Commons One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA Arrival Guidance: Upon arrival, be prepared to show a picture ID and sign the Building Visitor Log when approaching the Lobby Floor Security Desk. Questions? Please…

Microsoft Research Colloquium

Microsoft Research New England | August 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.

ORCID Outreach Meeting May 2012

Cambridge, MA, U.S. | May 2012

Event Website: Learn more Contact: For questions about this or any other ORCID event, please contact community@orcid.org.

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