I am a Principal Research Dev Manager in the Data, Kownledge, and Intelligence (DKI) research group at MSRA

I have been with Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) since the second half of 2012. First as a member of the Mobile and Sensing Systems and SysAlgo/Cloud & Mobile research groups, then moving to the Big Data Mining team – now part of DKI. My main research interests are intelligent agents, mobile and context-aware systems, knowledge pipelines/analytics, and digital entertainment, but my work also covers aspects of software engineering and testing.

Before joining Microsoft Research I was a Research Scientist at Nokia Institute of Technology (INdT), a Nokia-founded R&D lab in Brazil, leading its Contextual Platform effort. Previously I’ve also worked as system/software architect, consultant, product owner, and development team lead on projects for companies such as Nokia, C.E.S.A.R., Motorola, 3, TIM, Radix.com, Petrobras, among others.

I received my doctorate in Computer Science from PUC-Rio, Brazil in 2010 and my BSc from UFPE, Brazil.

Community Services (recent):

* Technical Program Committee:
IEEE/ACM MobileSoft (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014);
ACM Multimedia – Systems track (2017);
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia’s MGIA (2017, 2015);
IFIP ICEC (20182016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2006);
IEEE CPSCom (2016).

* Organizing Committee:
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia’s Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications (MGIA) – Co-chair 2016, chair 2014, 2013;
SBGames 2013 – Tutorials co-chair;
SIGGRAPH 2012 – Operations sub-committee.

* Guest co- editor: Computer & Graphics, Special Section on Recent Mobile Graphics Research, 2016/2017.

* Reviewer:
Journals: ACM IMWUT – Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (2017), Entertainment Computing (2016, 2015), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2016, 2014), SBC RITA (2015);
Conferences: SIGGRAPH Asia – Emerging Technologies (2018),  IEEE WoWMoM (2015), Mobiquitous (2014), MobiCASE (2013).

Contact Details:

Börje F. Karlsson
Microsoft Research Asia
T2/13442, No. 5 Danling St
Haidian District
Beijing, P.R. China 100080

E-mail: [alias] borje.karlsson
[domain] microsoft.com




Internship Opportunities

We are looking for exceptional full-time research interns. Candidates with research background on mobile computing, data-driven analytics, game AI, and hands-on systems development experience are preferred. For more information, please refer to our job descriptions. To apply, please send your CV to msrajobs@microsoft.com and copy me.

Past Interns at MSRA

Nanhan Huang (’18 China Univ. of Geosiences, BSc)
Tianyang Zhao (’18 Beihang University, PhD, co-advised with Zijia Lin)
Ruixue Ding (’18 Beihang University, MSc)
Zhishuai Han (’18 USTB, Bsc)
Sanxing Chen (’18 China Univ. of Geosiences, BSc)
Yi Jiang (’17/’18 SJTU, co-advised with Yuanchao Shu)
Luxin Zhang (’17 PKU, BSc)
Zixuan Chen (’17/’18 Wuhan University, BSc)
Shiheng Wang (’17 HKUST, PhD candidate, co-advised with Yuanchao Shu)
Lulu Zhang (’17 Beijing Institute of Technology – BIT, Msc)
Boda Han (’17 BUPT, MSc)
Linzi Xu (’17 Tsinghua/UW, GIX MSc program, co-advised with Yuanchao Shu)
Yu Yang (’17 Tsinghua/UW, GIX MSc program, co-advised with Yuanchao Shu)
Jiaxuan Xu (’17 Tsinghua/UW, GIX MSc program, co-advised with Yuanchao Shu)
Minxing Xie (’17 Zhejiang University, co-advised with Yuanchao Shu)
Ruogu Du (’17 PKU, Co-advised with Yuanchao Shu)
Yipeng Chen (’16/’17 PKU, MSc)
Chengliang Gao (’16 Peking University – PKU, MSc)
Ting Pan (’16 Univ. of Nottingham, UK, co-advised with Yuanchao Shu)
Yi Luo (’16 Beihang University)
Yiming Liu (’15/’16 SJTU, Joint PhD at MSRA)
Kexiong “Curtis” Zeng (’15 Virginia Tech, PhD candidate)
Zheyi Pan (’14/’15 SJTU, Joint PhD at MSRA)
Jiancheng Li (’14/’15 Beihang University)
Zhaoming Wu (’13 Tsinghua, co-advised with Nic Lane)
Hang Wu (’13 Tsinghua, co-advised with Nic Lane)

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