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Microsoft Research Opening New Lab in New York City with Ex Yahoo Employees

May 3, 2012 1 Comment

Microsoft has a handful of research labs spread all over the world and soon they will be able to add New York City to that list. Ex Yahoo employee Duncan Watts and 13 oth former Yahoo employees have been hired by Microsoft and will be opning up this new Research facility in the middle of New York City.

The New York City lab will investigate complementary research areas: computational and experimental social science, algorithmic economics, and machine learning, along with information retrieval. The close collaboration of the two labs, and their interaction with the rest of Microsoft Research, is designed to extend state-of-the-art work in these key areas.

The new researchers will engage in large-scale machine learning, prediction, and online-market design. They also will develop new techniques in the fields of both computational and online experimental social science.

Their research will help to shape the technology of the future, and they all expressed an eagerness to embrace their new roles.

It’ll be pretty interesting to have a branch of Microsoft Research creating in the middle of it all.

Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.


Source: Microsoft via AllThingsD


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