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Facebook Researchers Focusing on the Future of Human Computer Interaction at CHI 2016
by Mike Massimi, Vanessa Callison-Burch, Alex Dow, Lada Adamic, Vasanth Rajendran, Margaret Gould Stewart, Sean Kellerabout 3 weeks ago
User Experience Research
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ACM CHI 2016, taking place in San Jose, CA this week is the premier conference for researchers exploring the field of Human-Computer Interaction.
How blind people interact with visual content on social networking sites
by Shaomei Wuabout 2 months ago
Core Data Science
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We conducted a study with Cornell University to better understand the blind community's experience with visual content. This study highlighted the challenges blind people face and the strategies they...
Facebook AI Research Launches Partnership Program
by Serkan Piantino, Florent Perronninabout 3 months ago
Facebook AI Research (FAIR)
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We announced a new initiative called the Facebook AI Research Partnership Program.
Three and a half degrees of separation
by Sergey Edunov, Carlos Diuk, Ismail Onur Filiz, Smriti Bhagat, Moira Burkeabout 4 months ago
Core Data Science
Blog
In honor of Friends Day, we've recalculated the classic 'Six degrees of separation' statistic for everyone who uses Facebook and determined that the number is actually 3.57. Each person in the world...

Research Groups

Applied Machine Learning
We use machine learning across a diverse set of applications to help people discover better content more quickly, and to connect with the things that matter most to them. We strive to find ways to deliver more engaging content in News Feed, rank search results more accurately, and present the most relevant ads possible. We share many of our discoveries back with the academic community through conferences…
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Computational Photography
The Computational Photography applied research group’s mission is to delight Facebook users with new and enhanced visual media (photo and video) experiences. Our interests and expertise range from traditional image and video enhancement techniques, such as stabilization, de-blurring, de-noising, and tone adjustment, to creating composite media such as panoramic (360°) photos and videos, video loops,…
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Connectivity Lab
Since we launched Internet.org, it’s been our mission to find ways to provide internet connectivity to the more than 4 billion people who are not yet online. Our goal is to accelerate the development of a new set of technologies that can drastically change the economics of deploying internet infrastructure. We are exploring a number of different approaches to this challenge, including aircraft, satellites…
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Core Data Science
The Data Science team conducts large scale, quantitative research to gain deeper insights into how people interact with each other and with their world. To accomplish these goals, we also build scalable platforms for the collection, management, and analysis of data.Our findings inform decisions in areas critical to the success of the company, improve the experiences people have on the site, and are…
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Facebook AI Research (FAIR)
We’re committed to advancing the field of machine intelligence and developing technologies that give people better ways to communicate. In the long term, we seek to understand intelligence and make intelligent machines. How will we accomplish all this? By building the best AI lab in the world.Research at the lab covers the full spectrum of topics related to AI, and to deriving knowledge from data:…
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Systems Infrastructure
Facebook's mission is to connect the world. We build systems that allow more than a billion people all over the world to connect and communicate using whatever devices they have available. Our systems need to be scalable, fast, reliable, and efficient in order to provide a great user experience. As we design and build these systems, Facebook engineers encounter grand challenges across all levels of…
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Networking Group
Facebook was built to help nearly 1.5 billion people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. At this scale and rate of growth, we face new challenges on a daily basis. As Facebook grows and evolves, new network workloads arise with increasingly demanding performance and reliability requirements.…
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User Experience Research
The User Experience Research team is a diverse and collaborative group of researchers who work directly with product teams to create compelling social experiences on Facebook. Our work ranges from formative to evaluative, from ethnography to usability, from survey measurement to experimental design and log data analysis. UX Researchers come from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds but share…
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Research Areas

Publications

Unsupervised Learning of Edges
Data-driven approaches for edge detection have proven effective and achieve top results on modern benchmarks. However, all current data-driven edge...
by Yin Li, Manohar Paluri, James M. Rehg, Piotr DollarCVPRJune
Dynamo: Facebook’s Data Center-Wide Power Management System
This paper describes the architecture and design of Cubrick, a distributed multidimensional in-memory database that enables real-time data analysis...
by Qiang Wu, Qingyuan Deng, Lakshmi Ganesh, Chang-Hong Raymond Hsu, Yun Jin, Sanjeev Kumar, Bin Li, Justin Meza, Yee Jiun SongISCA 2016June
Cross-national integration of immigrant communities
In this paper we study the composition of Facebook social networks of people who have moved from one country to another.
by Amaç Herdağdelen, Bogdan State, Lada Adamic, Winter MasonWEBSCIMay
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Blog

Facebook Researchers Focusing on the Future of Human Computer Interaction at CHI 2016
by Mike Massimi, Vanessa Callison-Burch, Alex Dow, Lada Adamic, Vasanth Rajendran, Margaret Gould Stewart, Sean KellerMay 6
Understanding how news cycles unfold from the original source
by Chenhao Tan, Adrien Friggeri, Lada AdamicMay 6
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