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January 27, 2017

Continuous Deployment of Mobile Software at Facebook

International Symposium on The Foundations of Software Engineering 2016 (FSE 2016)

Facebook has made significant progress in increasing the frequency of its mobile deployments. In fact, over a period of 4 years, the Android release has gone from a deployment every 8 weeks to a deployment every week. In this paper, we describe in detail the mobile deployment process at Facebook.

By: Chuck Rossi, Elisa Shibley, Shi Su, Kent Beck, Tony Savor, Michael Stumm
January 8, 2017

Optimizing Space Amplification in RocksDB

CIDR 2017

RocksDB is an embedded, high-performance, persistent key-value storage engine developed at Facebook.

By: Siying Dong, Mark Callaghan, Leonidas Galanis, Dhruba Borthakur, Tony Savor, Michael Stumm
December 16, 2016

The Paradox of Weak Ties in 55 Countries

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

This is the first paper to use a single dataset and methodology to compare the importance of weak ties across countries.

By: Laura K. Gee, Jason J. Jones, Christopher J. Fariss, Moira Burke, James H. Fowler
December 13, 2016

Using Facebook Public Posts to Enhance Trending News Summarization

Coling

In this paper we explore using relevant Facebook public posts in addition to the news articles to improve summarization of trending news.

By: Chen Li, Zhongyu Wei, Yang Liu, Yang Jin, Fei Huang
December 6, 2016

Feedback Neural Network for Weakly Supervised Geo-Semantic Segmentation

Arxiv

We propose a novel neural network architecture to perform weakly-supervised learning by suppressing irrelevant neuron activations. When applied to a practical challenge of transforming satellite images into a map of settlements and individual buildings it delivers results that show superior performance and efficiency.

By: Xianming Liu, Amy Zhang, Tobias Tiecke, Andreas Gros, Thomas S. Huang
December 6, 2016

Population Density Estimation with Deconvolutional Neural Networks

Workshop on Large Scale Computer Vision at NIPS 2016

This work is part of the Internet.org initiative to provide connectivity all over the world. Population density data is helpful in driving a variety of technology decisions, but currently, a microscopic dataset of population doesn’t exist. Current state of the art population density datasets are at ~1000km2 resolution. To create a better dataset, we have obtained 1PB of satellite imagery at 50cm/pixel resolution to feed through our building classification pipeline.

By: Amy Zhang, Xianming Liu, Tobias Tiecke, Andreas Gros
December 5, 2016

Temporally Coherent Completion of Dynamic Video

SIGGRAPH ASIA

We present an automatic video completion algorithm that synthesizes missing regions in videos in a temporally coherent fashion.

By: Jia-Bin Huang, Sing Bing Kang, Narendra Ahuja, Johannes Kopf
December 5, 2016

360◦ Video Stabilization

SIGGRAPH ASIA

We present a hybrid 3D-2D algorithm for stabilizing 360◦ video using a deformable rotation motion model.

By: Johannes Kopf
November 30, 2016

Semantic Segmentation using Adversarial Networks

Workshop on Adversarial Training at NIPS 2016

Adversarial training has been shown to produce state of the art results for generative image modeling. In this paper we propose an adversarial training approach to train semantic segmentation models.

By: Pauline Luc, Camille Couprie, Soumith Chintala, Jakob Verbeek
November 16, 2016

Performance or Capacity? Different Approaches for Different Tasks

International Conference for Performance and Capacity (CMGimPACt)

Measurement and aggregation approaches that are used in performance monitoring are not always useful for capacity planning, while approaches that we use in capacity planning are often meaningless for performance analysis. This paper explores this gap and discusses ways to reconcile the two tasks.

By: Alexander Gilgur, Steve Politis