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  Past Research Seminars
JUNE  

June, 26

15.00 h

Auditorium

Invited Research Seminar

TBA

By Tomas Salas (AQUAS)

Host: Jérôme Noailly

JULY  

July, 10

15:30 

 

55.309

Invited Research Seminar

Facebook News Feed Integrity

By Lluís Garcia-Pueyo

Abstract: 

Facebook goal with News Feed is to show people the stories that matter most to them, every time they visit Facebook. News Feed is a personalized, ever-changing collection of photos, videos, links, and updates from the friends, family, businesses, and news sources they've connected to on Facebook. People on Facebook value meaningful, informative stories, and accurate and authentic content. Integrity teams within Facebook are responsible to maintain and enforce Community Standards that reflect our collective values for what should and should not be allowed on the platform. In this talk, I'll give an overview of how the News Feed works, and how we enforce Integrity in the News Feed, as well as the challenges in combining maximizing relevance while minimizing bad experiences. 

Biography:

Lluis Garcia-Pueyo is an Engineer Manager at Facebook (2017 - now), working on discovering and reducing negative experiences in News Feed ranking. Prior to this, he worked in information extraction and information retrieval at Google Research (2012-2017), and multimedia retrieval and display advertising at Yahoo Research (2007-2012). Luis holds an MS in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). His research has been published in top-tier conferences such as WWW, KDD, SIGIR, ACM Multimedia, and WSDM, and he is a usual PC member for KDD, WWW and other conferences.
 
Host: Aurelio Ruíz

July, 17

15:30 

 

Auditorium

 

Invited Research Seminar

TBA

By Ulises Cortés (UPC)

Host: Jérôme Noailly