Core Data Science (CDS)

Advancing the frontiers of data science

About Core Data Science (CDS)

Core Data Science (CDS) 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.

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 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.

Core Data Science researchers work from the Meta offices in Menlo Park, New York, Washington D.C., London, and Tel Aviv.


Latest Publications

Videos

Social Good Projects

Social Connectedness Maps: What Facebook Friendships Teach Us About the World

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

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.