Umut Özertem

Research Manager

I currently lead the Integrity Solutions team on the Applied Machine Learning team. We are a team of machine learning scientists partnering with integrity teams across Facebook and use the power of AI to make the world a better place. Our work spans a broad range of applications; hate(ful) speech, misinformation, polarization, suicide prevention, and blood donations to name a few.

Prior to Facebook, I was in the speech recognition team at Microsoft AI, and I developed machine learning and data mining solutions for speech interfaces of Cortana and Xbox One. Before that I was a scientist at Yahoo! Labs (2008-2011), working on search ranking, autosuggest and related queries. Before that, I was in grad school at the Oregon Graduate Institute (2004-2008) where I received my PhD.


Natural language processing, machine learning, data mining, and user behavior modeling.