Abbas Kazerouni

Research Scientist - Core Data Science

I am a Research Scientist on the Core Data Science team. I recently joined Facebook after completing my PhD at Stanford University. My research has been focused on bandits, reinforcement learning, and Bayesian optimization and their applications in various areas such as marketing, clinical trials, and operation management. In general, I am interested in developing algorithms to guide exploration and decision making under uncertainty. Aside from fundamental developments in these areas, I am excited about exploiting these ideas to improve business products at Facebook.


Bayesian optimization, bandits, reinforcement learning

Latest Publications

OFC - July 9, 2021

BOW: First Real-World Demonstration of a Bayesian Optimization System for Wavelength Reconfiguration

Zhizhen Zhong, Manya Ghobadi, Maximilian Balandat, Sanjeevkumar Katti, Abbas Kazerouni, Jonathan Leach, Mark McKillop, Ying Zhang

AISTATS - April 13, 2021

Multi-armed Bandits with Cost Subsidy

Deeksha Sinha, Karthik Abinav Sankararaman, Abbas Kazerouni, Vashist Avadhanula