While in Cambridge recently to interview Tim Harris and Simon Peyton-Jones about the great work they're doing on Software Transactional Memory (STM), I got to meet some of the folks in the Machine Learning group
(Christopher Bishop leads the ML research team and is a leading figure in the Machine Learning community, Ralf Herbrich thinks up and develops complex ranking systems like the ones used by XBox, Tom Minka is the guy researchers call upon when they need a super
fast statistical algorithm and he's the guy who created the Expectation Propagation algorithm), as well as Andrew Blake, the godfather of Computer Vision research, and Don Syme, one of the key people working on the functional programming language, F# (you've
seen him before).
There's a lot of incredible work going on in MSR Cambridge. Come along and meet some the people working on next generation computing technologies.