Portrait of Milan Vojnovic

Milan Vojnovic

Senior Researcher


Milan Vojnovic is a senior researcher with Microsoft Research Cambridge. He is also an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge with the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. He received his Ph.D. in technical sciences from EPFL, Switzerland, in 2003, and both M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Split, Croatia, in 1998 and 1995, respectively. He was a visiting researcher with Mathematics Research Center, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, in 2001. His research interests are in the general space of algorithms, especially in the context of large-scale distributed systems and services, and incentives in online services.



Established: March 16, 2015

This is a project looking into design and evaluation of efficient and deployable algorithms for assignment of complex workloads to resources in modern cloud service platforms. Alumni Jennifer Iglesias (Carnegie Mellon University; summer internship 2014) Florian Bourse…

Big Data Analytics

Established: October 18, 2012

We conduct research in the area of algorithms and systems for processing massive amounts of data. Our work aims at pushing the boundary of computer science in the area of algorithms and systems for large-scale computations. Our mission is to achieve major technological breakthroughs in order…

Social Networking Research Area

Established: December 3, 2009

We conduct research in the area of algorithms, systems, and services where user behaviour is a key factor – this includes algorithmic aspects, design of systems and services, and understanding of user behaviour. Our research is based on both theoretical…
















Awards and Honours


Professional Service

  • ICML 2016, PC member
  • Microsoft Algorithms Summit, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, October 2014, PC chair
  • Workshop on Algorithms and Data Science, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, May 15, 2014, PC chair
  • Big Data Analytics 2013, Workshop in Cambridge, UK, May 23-24, 2013, PC chair
  • ACM PODS 2013, External Review Committee member for Cloud Computing and Next-Generation Distributed Query Processing
  • ACM EC 2011, PC member
  • ACM Sigmetrics 2011-, PC member
  • Spaswin 2011, PC member
  • Workshop on the Future of Social Networking: Experts from Industry and Academia, Cambridge, UK, November 18, 2010, PC chair
  • NetEcon 2010 – the 2010 OSDI Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation, co-located with USENIX OSDI 2010, PC chair
  • Workshop on Online Social Networks 2008-10 (co-located with ACM Sigcomm 2008-09, USENIX 2010), Steering Committee member
  • WWW, 2009-2012, PC member
  • Workshop on Online Social Networks, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK, 2007, PC chair
  • ITC, 2008-2012, PC member
  • NetEcon 2008-, Steering Committee member
  • ACM Sigcomm 2007, PC member
  • Inter-Perf 2007, PC member
  • IBC 2006, Steering Committee member
  • Inter-Perf – the first Workshop on Inter-disciplinary Performance Evaluation, co-located with Valuetools 2006, PC chair
  • IEEE Infocom, 2006-2012, PC member
  • NET-COOP 2008-2009, PC member