Microsoft Research Asia Open House Event for SIGIR 2011 Participants

Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) is hosting an Open House event to ACM SIGIR 2011 participants on Wednesday, Jul. 27, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Microsoft Research Asia, Microsoft's fundamental research arm in the Asia Pacific region, conducts fundamental, curiosity-driven research with the goal of realizing Microsoft's vision of future computing. By harnessing the best talent from across Asia and the world, Microsoft Research Asia has grown from its nascent beginnings in 1998 into a world-class research lab that is constantly pushing the state-of-the-art forward and improving the computing experience for information technology users.

Cover more than a decade, Microsoft Research Asia has excelled at creating an “academic environment”, where researchers are free to pursue areas of science that are of interest to them, and that fosters a culture that looks for ways to make an impact on the world of information technology.  This culture not only drives researchers to develop groundbreaking technologies and work at the cutting edge, but has also made Microsoft Research Asia a natural partner for universities and governments in the region. 

More information about the lab is available at

We cordially invite ACM SIGIR 2011 participants who are interested in learning more about MSRA to participate in this event. Due to space limit, please register to the open house event when you register the conference.

Agenda of the Open House

July 27, 2011

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm  Transportation from the conference venue (Beijing Hotel) to MSR Asia (free shuttle will be provided).
  • 7:00pm - 7:45pm  Opening and lab introduction by MSRA managing directors.
  • 7:45pm - 9:30pm  Technical demonstrations, lab tour and interaction with MSR Asia researchers. Snacks and beverage are provided (A courtesy of MSRA).


If you plan to be there on your own, you can take taxi to the following address:

Microsoft Building 2, No. 5 Dan Ling Street, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China, 100080