The Web Conference (WWW) 2021

Facebook is proud to be a Silver sponsor of the Web Conference 2021. Workshops and tutorials will be held virtually April 12-16, 2021, and will be followed by a full week of the main program from April 19-23, 2021.

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New research award opportunity

We are excited to launch another research award opportunity for academia at The Web Conference 2021. This request for proposals continues the research that the Core Data Science and Infrastructure teams at Facebook are doing that foster innovation in statistics for improving insights, models, and decisions.

You can find more information about this research award below.

View RFP

Join us at the below time for a live Q&A with our Facebook team who will officially launch this RFP. In this session, attendees will be able to ask questions from our data science research teams and learn more about the RFP.

  • Wednesday, April 21 from 11:00–11:30am PST / 20:00–20:30 CEST

Engage with us

Interested in learning more about the work we are doing in the Data Science Analytics space? In the process of obtaining a PhD? Come chat with an Early Careers Recruiter at Facebook! Recruiters will be available for a virtual booth session at the following time:

  • Wednesday, April 21 from 11:30am to 12:00pm PST / 20:30 – 21:00 CEST

Curious about life as a data scientist at Facebook? Join our follow-up event on April 29th, at 12:30pm PST, to learn from Facebook Data Scientists, hear their challenges, and ask questions. RSVP here.

Connect offline with Facebook recruiters below.


Facebook research at The Web Conference 2021

Facebook affiliated presenters are in bold.

Thursday, April 15

First International Workshop on the Efficiency of Modern Data Centers

  • Talk: Transitive Power Modeling for Improving Resource Efficiency in a Hyperscale Datacenter
    Alexander Gilgur, Brian Coutinho, Iyswarya Narayanan, and Parth Malani

    12:25 – 12:40pm PST

Tuesday, April 20

Keynote Session: The Geography of Social Ties
7:00pm CEST (10:00am PST)
Speaker: Lada Adamic

This talk will describe how social networks crisscross the world. Geographic patterns emerge from historical borders, as well as migrations past and present. They correlate with myriad different phenomena, from trade to COVID-19 cases. Furthermore, having social connections to regions experiencing changes, for example, in house prices or COVID-19 cases, is tied to corresponding responses in house buying or social distancing, beyond what is expected based on changes within one’s own region.

Thursday, April 22

Paper Session: Social networks

3:30–5:10 CEST (6:30–8:10am PST)

  • Causal Network Motifs: Identifying Heterogeneous Spillover in A/B Tests
    Yuan Yuan, Kristen Altenburger, and Farshad Kooti
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Paper Session: Economics

10:00–11:40am CEST (1:00–2:40am PST)

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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.