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Reminder: RMP practice webinar series, Dr. Nicolas Stier-Moses (Facebook), Wednesday May 12th, 8-9pm EST

  • 1.  Reminder: RMP practice webinar series, Dr. Nicolas Stier-Moses (Facebook), Wednesday May 12th, 8-9pm EST

    Posted 05-08-2021 14:31

    Dear Colleagues,

    Just a friendly reminder to register for our next seminar in the RMP practice webinar series:

    Speaker: Nicolas Stier-Moses, Director at Facebook Core Data Science
    Title: Operations Management Research at Facebook
    Time: 8-9 pm Eastern Time (5-6 pm Pacific Time) on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 (including audience Q&A)
    Moderator: Daniela Saban, Stanford University

    Register here. You could leave your questions with our speaker now and any time before the live event. (If you are a member of the RMP section and would like to attend but can't make it to the virtual event, you still need to register to receive a recording when it becomes available.)

    Abstract: In this webinar I'll give a high-level overview a few research directions in the area of Operations Management that are used to derive operational insights and product improvement at Facebook. Related to marketplace modeling, which found widespread use in high tech firms and is central to the RMP community, I'll discuss pacing equilibria, which capture the alignment between budgets and bids in sequential auction settings. I'll also cover the basics of Bayesian Optimization and its relation to value modeling, which has had widespread adoption in ranking of feed surfaces. Finally, I will present some work related to large-scale detection systems for violating content in platforms. This includes estimating virality, training classifiers, trade-offs between accuracy and latency when performing multiple reviews for each label, as well as queuing systems for capacity planning, prioritization, and admission control.

    Some material related to the content to be presented:

    Bio: Nicolas Stier-Moses is a Director at Facebook Core Data Science. His work leverages innovative research to drive impact to the products, infrastructure and processes at Facebook, the company. The group draws inspiration from a rich and diverse set of disciplines including Operations, Economics, Mechanism Design, Algorithms, Statistics, Machine Learning, Experimentation, and Computational Social Science. Between 2014 and 2017, he supported the Economics, Algorithms and Optimization team, which is one of the areas of focus of Core Data Science. Prior to joining Facebook, Nicolas was an Associate Professor at the Decision, Risk and Operations Division of Columbia Business School and at the Business School of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Feel free to share this invitation with your network of colleagues and students. We look forward to seeing you at the webinar.

    Best Regards,

    The RMP section board

    Rene Caldentey
    Eli B. and Harriet B. Williams Professor of Operations Management
    The University of Chicago
    Chicago IL