Despoina Magka

Software Engineer

I am a software engineer of Language Translation and Technology (LATTE) team of Facebook AI. I design and implement NLP systems to connect people and information through language technology.

I previously worked on the Facebook Fake Accounts team, where I focused on machine learning and other classification techniques to identify and remediate fake accounts. Prior to that, I was part of the Facebook Entities team, where I contributed to building and understanding the graph of things that people are interested in and connected to. I hold a PhD in computer science from University of Oxford, which I completed within Prof. Ian Horrocks’ Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group.


Natural language understanding, natural language processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, knowledge graphs

Latest Publications

USENIX Security - February 22, 2021

SocialHEISTing: Understanding Stolen Facebook Accounts

Jeremiah Onaolapo, Nektarios Leontiadis, Despoina Magka, Gianluca Stringhini