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Milan Vojnovic



Senior Researcher

Microsoft Research
21 Station Road
Cambridge CB1 2FB
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)1223 479 700
Fax. +44 (0)1223 479 999


Affiliated Lecturer
University of Cambridge
Statistical Laboratory
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge CB3 0W



Research interests: data science, machine learning, incentives, electronic commerce, online services



  • Paper Parameter Estimation for Generalized Thurstone Choice Models, with Se-Young Yun, accepted for ICML 2016, New York, June 19-24, 2016 

  • New book: Contest Theory: Incentive Mechanisms and Ranking Methods, Cambridge University Press, February 2016 | Book wordpress website | Cambridge University Press | Amazon 

  • New technical reportParameter Estimation for Generalized Thurstone Choice Models, with Se-Young Yun, February 2016 

  • New technical report: On the Team Selection Problem, with Se-Young Yun, February 2016

  • Our paper "Spectral Ranking using Seriation," with Alexandre d'Aspremont and Fajwel Fogel has been accepted for Journal of Machine Learning Research

  • Paper accepted: "Efficient Queue Management for Cluster Computing," with J. Rasley, K. Karanasos, S. Kandula, R. Fonseca, and S. Rao, EuroSys 2016; MSR technical report

  • Invited to be a member of the panel of experts for evaluation of INRIA projects that takes place every four years, March 2016  

  • Invited keynote talk "Population Protocols: Majority Problem," MSR Theory Day 2016, Microsoft Research, Redmond, March 10th, 2016 new: slides

  • Invited talk "On Rating Skills and Hiring a Team," at Telefonica Research, Barcelona, Spain, on Feb 26th, 2016 new: slides

  • Invited talk for the second year in a row at EPFL EDIC Open House on March 21st, 2016

  • Participated as a member of Ph.D. thesis committee defence on Nov 18th, 2016, for Fajwel Fogel who successfully defended his thesis at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Congratulations Fajwel !