Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test! ×
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft outsources algorithm research to India (computerworld.co.nz)

rafael_es_son writes: "It's not about outsourcing cut-and-dried, code-monkey programming jobs anymore, Toto: theoretical research jobs are going too!

"Microsoft decided to work on algorithms in India because educational institutions in the country have considerable expertise in theoretical computer science, which makes it easier to find and attract talented staff, Anandan said."

...which is also willing to work for substantially less than their U.S. or U.K. counterparts, who are educated by institutions which have also considerable expertise in theoretical computer science.

Microsoft, for one, welcomes juicier profit margins, again, at the expense of U.S. scientists jobs.

Why are U.S. and U.K. universities having so much trouble recruiting computer science students this year?"

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Microsoft outsources algorithm research to India

Comments Filter:

"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce

Working...