GNM2013: The Human Manifold: On the predictability of human online behaviour and its consequences


June 6, 2013


Thore Graepel


Microsoft Research Cambridge




Thore Graepel

Thore Graepel is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge and heads the Online Services and Advertising group. His research interests are in machine learning and probabilistic modeling applied to a wide range of tasks, including web search, online advertising, recommendation systems, games, and social networks. Graepel was involved in the development of several machine-learning algorithms now used by millions of users in Microsoft’s online services, including Bing’s adPredictor, the TrueSkill ranking and matchmaking algorithm in Microsoft’s online gaming service Xbox LIVE, and the recommendation system for games and videos on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.