Research Scientist - Statistics & Privacy (Privacy-Preserving ML)

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Our Statistics & Privacy team focuses on establishing step-change improvements to advance our long-term business growth. The team's expertise spans many domains including statistics, machine learning, economics, and cryptography. We develop methodologies, design and prototype solutions, and partner with our engineering colleagues to launch these solutions such that millions of advertisers can benefit.

We seek Research Scientists to identify new opportunities and help build scientifically rigorous systems focused on enhancing technological guarantees for consumer privacy while simultaneously expanding the efficiency of Facebook’s market-leading advertising optimization systems. Challenges include incorporating approaches such as differential privacy and multi-party computation within our ads delivery systems, designing machine learning systems on encrypted data and/or in decentralized or federated environments, and advancing the efficient frontier of privacy and utility in our ads systems.
Research Scientist - Statistics & Privacy (Privacy-Preserving ML) Responsibilities
  • Identify specific, high-impact opportunities to build new and improve existing advertising and commerce solutions
  • Design and prototype new algorithms, optimization methods, and system architectures
  • Assess the validity and rigor of new approaches
  • Build cross-functional relationships with AI, Engineering, Product and Analytics teams to shape long-term roadmaps with a balance of scientific rigor and strategic considerations
  • Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading conferences
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or other quantitative fields, or MS/MA degree with 4+ years of relevant experience in research science
  • Understanding of modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinning
  • Proficiency designing and implementing analytical and/or algorithmic solutions, tailored to particular business needs and tested on large data sets
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Experience with communicating analysis and establishing confidence among audiences who do not share your disciplinary background or training
  • Experience to track record of innovation
  • Expertise with at least one of the following privacy technologies: Secure multi-party computation techniques, Differential privacy, Federated Learning, optimization algorithms and protocols, Learning on encrypted data, Homomorphic encryption, Trusted execution environments
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Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $174,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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