Central Applied Science is a research and development team, working to improve Meta’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 Meta family of apps. The work we do enhances the Meta family of apps that enable billions of people to communicate with each other daily.
Central Applied Science is interdisciplinary, with expertise in computer science, statistics, machine learning, economics, operations research, optimization and mechanism design, network science, 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 Meta 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.
The majority of our researchers are based at the Meta offices in Menlo Park, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Washington D.C., London, and Tel Aviv.