When parts of Yahoo research were traded to Microsoft, a unique opportunity opened up. Consequently, today was my first week at Microsoft as part of the Cloud and Information Services Laboratory (CISL). The team will focus on advancing big-data clustered machine learning, and some truly superlative people are involved. Now you know as much as I do! Hopefully you will organically encounter CISL over time via our external impacts.
Microsoft is without exaggeration 3 to 4 orders of magnitude larger than the typical company I've worked at in the past 7 years. Since there is super-linear scaling in creativity with scale for cities, I'm hoping something similar holds for workplaces :)