Portrait of Tobias Schnabel

Tobias Schnabel

Senior Researcher


I am a researcher in the Information and Data Sciences group, at Microsoft Research in Redmond. I am interested in improving human-facing machine learning systems in an integrated way, considering not only algorithmic but also human factors.

To this end, my research draws from causal inference, reinforcement learning, machine learning, HCI, and decision-making under uncertainty. My work has often used recommender systems or information retrieval systems as natural application domains.

Before joining Microsoft, I obtained my Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Cornell University under Thorsten Joachims. Prior to that, I worked with Hinrich Schütze during and after my Master thesis on NLP-related projects.