[hcs-d] Facebook Tech Talk: Thurs., 9/7 @ 6pm

Coveney, Sheila coveney at seas.harvard.edu
Thu Aug 31 16:14:25 EDT 2017


Would you like to work with big data? Do you want to use data to influence product decisions for products being used by over half a billion people every day? If yes, then come learn about Facebook’s Analytics team. The Analytics team performs large scale data analysis, identifies actionable insights, suggests recommendations and influences the direction of the business. Come learn their typical day-to-day responsibilities and how to succeed as a Data Scientist in Analytics.

Hosted by the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS)<https://iacs.seas.harvard.edu/home> at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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DATE: Thursday, September 7
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00pm
LOCATION: 60 Oxford Street, Room 330 (you will need to show your Harvard ID at the security desk)
Light dinner will be served!

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Presenters:
Siv Lu joined Facebook as a Data Scientist in March, and she is currently on the Groups-Engage team. She has worked on various projects, including product ecosystem analysis, team goal settings and ML modeling. Her main focus now is on Member Connections, which aims to bring group members closer together by encouraging learning and new connections. Prior to Facebook, she graduated from Harvard with an S.M. in Computational Science and Engineering, and graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Cindy Zhao is currently pursuing her S.M. in Computational Science and Engineering at Harvard.  Prior to Harvard, Cindy earned her bachelors in Applied Math and Business Economics from UCLA. Cindy spend this summer at Facebook as an Analytics Intern. She joined a product team under Ads Growth and worked on a product that allows advertisers to create on-going promotions on Facebook. The Ads Growth team aims to provide a smoother ads creation process, deliver greater advertiser value, and maximize revenue opportunities.



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