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  • CS Tech Talk: Parisa Mansourifard (Facebook) - Infrastructure Data Science Team at Facebook

    Thu, Oct 04, 2018 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Speaker: Parisa Mansourifard, Facebook

    Talk Title: Infrastructure Data Science Team at Facebook

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present what my team does at Facebook and what problems we aim to solve. Infrastructure Data Science partners with engineering teams to develop data-driven solutions for significant infrastructure challenges such as app and site performance, systems efficiency and reliability, resource allocation and long-term capacity forecasts. Infra Data Scientists use a range of tools, from A/B testing to machine learning, to help Facebook make decisions about operations and system design. The team contributes to all parts of a project's lifecycle, including scoping, data discovery, research, methodological design, code implementation, and reporting and interpreting final results. The teams' work varies, in line with the complex and diverse challenges of maintaining one of the largest and most advanced enterprise infrastructures in the world. We look for candidates with a wide range of backgrounds to join our team and help with this work.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Parisa Mansourifard is currently a data scientist at Infrastructure data science team at Facebook. Before joining Facebook, she was a data scientist at SupplyFrame Inc. and a part-time lecturer at CS department of University of Southern California teaching machine learning. She received the B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Sharif university of technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2008 and 2010 respectively. She also got a M.S. in computer science and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. During her Ph.D. she held Viterbi Dean fellowships in 2011-2014 and AAUW dissertation completion fellowship in 2015-2016. She also got a best paper award for the operations research track at EU IEOM conference in Paris 2018.

    Host: Computer Science Department

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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