Networked Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory

Integrated Systems Group - Microsoft Research Cambridge


Microsoft Research Cambridge


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The Integrated Systems (IS) group explores technologies and designs with the aim of connecting people to what matters to them most: other people and information. They work towards an understanding of principles that govern the ways in which people interact with each other, organize information, and share knowledge in different environments. They investigate how new technologies, such as cloud computing, multi-device environments, and mobile platforms can enable new user experiences.

Through a multi-disciplinary approach we develop algorithms, methods, and technologies to investigate new concepts and designs. They are a team of researchers, designers and developers with expertise in information retrieval, machine learning, network analysis, and human-computer interaction.

Their research approach combines human and technological perspectives. By taking a holistic view and studying how people access, collect, use, and share information, we gain an understanding of how technologies can aid people in their everyday lives. We develop prototypes of information management systems, online services, rich media applications to explore novel ways of tackling challenging issues and exploring new opportunities.