Junfeng Pan

Engineering Manager

As an engineering leader at Facebook, I started a long list of initiatives for user experience optimization. I am proud to have designed, built, launched and spearheaded the growth of large-scale and real-time machine learning models and systems from sketch for ads ranking, user engagement and growth optimization at Facebook.
Prior to joining Facebook, I led ranking and quality projects at Google (Mountain View, CA) where I received the Executive and Management Group (EMG) Award. I was a visiting scholar in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I received my PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I published papers in conferences and journals in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) societies. I am a senior member of IEEE. I was a co-chair, a (senior) program committee member, and a reviewer for many conferences and journals. I was awarded the Precision, Performance and Creativity Awards at the ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) Cup for the winning solutions in query understanding. I was featured in an interview in the magazine American Scientist.


Machine learning, data mining, infrastructure and natural language processing

Latest Publications

ADKDD - August 24, 2014

Practical Lessons from Predicting Clicks on Ads at Facebook

Xinran He, Junfeng Pan, Ou Jin, Tianbing Xu, Bo Liu, Tao Xu, Yanxin Shi, Antoine Atallah, Stuart Bowers, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela