Executive Director, The University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre
Vesselin Popov is the Executive Director for the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, a multidisciplinary research institute specialising in online behaviour and psychological assessment.
Vess is responsible for the Centre’s commercial partnerships and oversees a range of knowledge transfer projects to increase the understanding and use of Big Data Psychology in business and the community. He identifies areas where psychometric techniques can deliver the greatest impact and drives product development strategy, helping to put cutting-edge tools in the hands of citizens.
Vess also coordinates Apply MagicSauce, a battery of predictive algorithms based on over 6 million users’ psychological and social media data. Apply Magic Sauce API translates digital footprints of human behaviour into accurate psycho-demographic profiles.
The tool has had a tremendous impact on public awareness and engagement with Big Data and predictive technologies; it supports academics and businesses around the world in tackling a range of challenges related to personalisation, and provides up to 150,000 users per day with feedback on their private attributes.
Vess is a Law graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and an experienced working guitarist.