Advancing the frontiers of data science
Core Data Science (CDS) is a research and development team, working to improve Facebook’s products, infrastructure, and processes. We generate real-world impact through a combination of scientific rigor and methodological innovation. Our focus is on longer-term, foundational work that addresses new opportunities and challenges across the Facebook family of apps. The work we do enhances products that enable more than 1.5 billion people to communicate with each other, every day.
Core Data Science is interdisciplinary, with expertise in computer science, statistics, machine learning, economics, political science, operations research, and sociology, among many other fields. This diversity of perspectives enriches our research and expands the scope and scale of projects we can address. We deliver value through collaborative projects with other groups at Facebook and with the academic community. In addition, we build and open-source technical products aligned with our areas of expertise.
Engaging with the academic community is of key importance to our research group. We publish findings, host PhD students through our internship program, collaborate with professors and PhD students, and highlight open areas of interest through our request for research proposals.
Core Data Science researchers work from the Facebook offices in Menlo Park, New York, Washington D.C., London, and Tel Aviv.
Meet Our Team
About Computational Social Science
Computational Social Science is an interdisciplinary team researching how people interact with one another and with the world around them through Facebook's products. We apply this understanding to develop better products and computational approaches, as well as to assess and improve Facebook's impact on the world. Recent areas of focus include civic engagement and election integrity, social network analysis and graph mining, crisis informatics, well-being, and economic opportunity.
Social Good Projects Social Connectedness Index Using Data to Help Communities Recover and Rebuild Ranking, Inference, Statistics and Experimentation (RISE) Economics & Computation Computational Social Science Open Source Projects Social Connectedness Maps: What Facebook Friendships Teach Us About the World Product Optimization with Adaptive Experimentation Research Insights: Social Media and Well-Being Data for Good: Facebook Disaster Maps
Join our team
Our open culture and diverse teams of experts, along with our emphasis on academic collaboration and sharing model, deliver a unique chance to grow as a researcher and engineer while directly contributing new ideas and technologies that impact experiences of billions of people around the world.