Portrait of Elad Yom-Tov

Elad Yom-Tov

Principal Researcher


Elad Yom-Tov is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Israel. Before joining Microsoft he was with Yahoo Research, IBM Research (where he held the title of Master Inventor), and Rafael. His primary research interests are in applications of Information Retrieval, large-scale Machine Learning, and Social Analysis to health and medicine. Dr. Yom-Tov studied at Tel-Aviv University and the Technion in Israel. He has published four books, over 60 papers (including 4 award-winning ones), and has 30 filed with 11 issued patents. Most recently he is the author of “Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine” (MIT Press, 2016).

The results of his research have flown at four times the speed of sound, enabled people to communicate with computers using only their brain-waves, and analyzed cellphone records of a significant portion of the worlds’ population.