Portrait of Yordan Zaykov

Yordan Zaykov

Principal Research Engineering Manager


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 2011, working in the field of machine learning. As a research engineer, I focused on applications based on the Infer.NET Bayesian inference framework, developing models for knowledge mining, player ranking and matchmaking, email classification, recommendation, and healthcare. Since 2017 I’ve been a research engineering manager of multiple machine learning teams, including Alexandria, Azua, TrueSkill and TrueMatch.