Source Pravda.Ru

New Microsoft research lab to appear in Cambridge, Mass

Microsoft Corporation, an American multinational computer technology corporation, added another research lab in the list of already existed. The research lab in Cambridge, Mass will be open in July and will mark a new step in theoretical research – interdisciplinary one – including computers and social science.

The managing director of the new lab will be Jennifer Tour Chayes, the first woman selected to lead one of Microsoft's international research labs.

Microsoft has also labs in Redmond, Wash.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Cambridge, England; Beijing, China; Bangalore, India; Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece.

Microsoft Research (MSR) is a division of Microsoft created in 1991 for researching various computer science topics and issues. It is one of the top research centers worldwide, currently employing Turing Award winners, C.A.R. Hoare, Butler Lampson, Fields Medal winner Michael Freedman, MacArthur Fellow Jim Blinn, Dijkstra Prize winner Leslie Lamport and many other highly recognized experts in computer science, physics, and mathematics, including Jim Gray up until his highly publicized disappearance while sailing at sea.

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