Economics & Computation

Exploring the intersection of economics and computation

We seek to provide strategic and operational insights using mathematical and computational tools from the areas of game theory, optimization, operations management and econometrics.

Our researchers conduct theoretical and applied research that helps us improve the design of mechanisms used to auction ads, optimize network infrastructure usage and processing power, improve processes such as procurement, hiring, and quality control, and understand the underlying processes, behaviors or incentives that align with real-world observations.

For information about Core Data Science research at Facebook, visit the Core Data Science page.

“What excites me the most about my job is that Facebook research combines cutting-edge research methodology with global scale applied impact.” Nicolas Stier, Research Scientist and Engineering Manager

Latest Publications

All Publications

Tight approximation for the minimum bottleneck generalized matching problem

Julian Mestre, Nicolas Stier

Cocoon - August 22, 2020

Bandwidth-Optimized Parallel Algorithms for Sparse Matrix-Matrix Multiplication using Propagation Blocking

Zhixiang Gu, Jose Moreira, David Edelsohn, Ariful Azad

SPAA - July 1, 2020

Experimentation and Performance in Advertising: An Observational Survey of Firm Practices on Facebook

Julian Runge, Steve Geinitz, Simon Ejdemyr

Expert Systems with Applications - June 9, 2020

Improved Basic Block Reordering

Andy Newell, Sergey Pupyrev

IEEE Transactions on Computers - June 1, 2020

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