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Patrick Lam

Research Scientist

I am a Research Scientist on Facebook’s Core Data Science team. My research applies causal inference and machine learning methods to solve problems in computational social science, with a particular interest in applying methods for observational causal inference. Prior to joining Facebook, I was Lead Data Scientist at Thresher and also Assistant Professor of Computational Science at Minerva Schools at KGI. I received my masters in statistics and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

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Causal inference, machine learning, natural language processing, computational social science, data for social good

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