The Psychometrics Centre has been working in collaboration with the Cambridge Microsoft Laboratory for five years, a period during which many successful programmes of research have come to fruition. Microsoft Cambridge partners and joint authors of papers resulting from this work include Thore Grapel, Yoram Bachrach, Pushmeet Kohli, Gjergji Kasneci, and Jurgen Van Gael. Successful joint projects include
- Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J., Graepel, T. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2013)
- Manifestations Of User Personality In Website Choice And Behaviour On Online Social Networks Kosinski, M., Bachrach, Y., Stillwell, D.J., Kohli, P., Graepel, T. Machine Learning Journal (MLJ)
- Personality and Website Choice Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J., Kohli, P., Bachrach, Y., Graepel, T. ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci), 2012.'
- Crowd IQ: Measuring the Intelligence of Crowdsourcing Platforms Kosinski, M., Bachrach, Y., Kasneci, G., Van Gael, J., Graepel, T. ACM WebSci, 2012.
The centre is also in receipt of a Needham Scholarship through Wolfson College and funded by Microsoft. The current holder of the award is Arman Idani, a doctoral student studying the extent to which machine intelligence can be used to predict personality and other aspects of subjectivity from online footprints.