Portrait of Yordan Zaykov

Yordan Zaykov

Principal Research Software Engineering Lead


I obtained my BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship from Sofia University, and MPhil in Computer Science from Cambridge University. I’ve been with Microsoft Research since 2012, working in the field of machine learning. As a software engineer, I focused on applications based on the Infer.NET Bayesian inference framework. This included work on email classification, recommendation, player ranking / matchmaking, healthcare, and knowledge mining. Since 2017 I’ve been leading the probabilistic modelling development team.