A Perspective on Computing Research Management

A Perspective on Computing Research Management
Roy Levin
Microsoft Research Silicon Valley

This paper offers a perspective on a particular set of principles
that have guided the development and enabled the success of several
noteworthy corporate research labs in computer science. The
paper examines the differences between the corporate computing
research environment and academia, then describes the model for
managing research that Microsoft Research employs, illustrating
how it reflects those differences and what the consequences are.

ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review
Volume 41 , Issue 2 (April 2007)