Gaining insights to deliver meaningful social interactions
Data scientists at Facebook conduct large-scale, global, quantitative research to gain deeper insights into how people interact with each other and the world around them.
Our findings directly inform decisions to improve people’s everyday experiences on Facebook, make it easier and more intuitive to use, and find ways to facilitate meaningful social interactions. Research efforts span a variety of disciplines, including computational social science, econometrics, operations research, market intelligence, survey science, and statistical computing. We employ a mixture of methods to accomplish our goals, including machine learning, field experiments, surveys, and information visualization. We also build scalable platforms for the collection, management, and analysis of data, and actively contribute our scientific findings to the academic research community.
For information about Core Data Science research at Facebook, visit the Core Data Science page.
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Justin Cheng, Moira Burke, Bethany de Gant
CSCW - October 17, 2020
Weights and Methodology Brief for the COVID-19 Symptom Survey by University of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon University, in Partnership with Facebook
Neta Barkay, Curtiss Cobb, Roee Eilat, Tal Galili, Daniel Haimovich, Sarah LaRocca, Katherine Morris, Tal Sarig
arXiv - October 9, 2020
Michael Bailey, Drew Johnston, Theresa Kuchler, Dominic Russel, Bogdan State, Johannes Stroebel
SocInfo - September 22, 2020
Viet-An Nguyen, Peibei Shi, Jagdish Ramakrishnan, Udi Weinsberg, Henry C. Lin, Steve Metz, Neil Chandra, Jane Jing, Dimitris Kalimeris
KDD - August 24, 2020
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