[hcs-d] Facebook Data Science Talk + FREE FOOD & SWAG

Curren Iyer curreniyer at college.harvard.edu
Mon Oct 10 22:41:09 EDT 2016

Hey All,

Facebook is hosting a tech talk this week with their Analytics Team
this *Tuesday
@ 6pm in Fong Auditorium*.  They will give an overview of the work they do
on the team, as well as potential *job opportunities* for both full-time
and internships!

Details, including an overview of the team and speaker bios, below.  There
will be plenty of food and swag!


The team at Facebook performs large scale data analysis, identify
actionable insight, suggest recommendations and influence the direction of
the business. At different stage of each Facebook product, data scientists
are driving the success of product development, user engagement, growth as
well as revenue. Data Scientists from the team will give detailed examples
of how to leverage statistics and large scale data analysis skills to drive
product success and what the day-to-day work looks like for data scientists
at Facebook. We'll also hold Q&A session at the end of the presentation and
dinner will be provided.

*Jason Wei has been at Facebook since 2014, and worked on projects ranging
from Profile Pictures to Nearby Friends to machine learning location data
and helping advertisers estimate offline conversions. Prior to Facebook, he
spent 2.5 years working as a quantitative trader at a hedge fund, and
before that he got his BS and MS in Computer Science and Math from

*Hyan Park has been a data scientist at Facebook for the past 5 years,
working first on our mobile products, then on Instagram growth, and now on
Facebook newsfeed. Before joining Facebook, she worked at a small economic
consulting company focusing on insurance – related analysis and majored in
math and economics for undergrad.  Outside of work, sheI likes to take
advantage of the gorgeous Bay Area weather by running and biking and also
enjoy going to farmers markets for awesome California produce!*

*Kuen Ching is a Data Engineer with the Search team. Facebook was his first
job after graduating from the University of Waterloo. He was an intern at
FB and has been at FB for the past 4 years. In his spare time he enjoys
playing games, watching action movies and watching soccer, during winter he
enjoys skiing and snowboarding an immense amount (it’s been a little harder
to do these since moving to California).*

Hope to see you there!

Curren A. Iyer
Harvard College Class of 2017
BA, Computer Science
E: curreniyer at college.harvard.edu
P: 2034287913
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