In this talk, Sriram will cover various aspects of the search stack that supports all the search products at Facebook. The main product is Graph Search, but the same stack also supports Nearby mobile search, Checkins, Tagging in posts, etc. The talk will cover Unicorn (an inverted index based retrieval system), indexing and ranking strategies, and some of the NLP strategies used in Graph Search. We will also have demos from the engineering team during the presentation.
Meet Sriram Sankar, Software Engineer at Facebook
Sriram Sankar is a software engineer at Facebook. He got his PhD from Stanford University in 1989 and has worked at many Silicon Valley companies including Sun Microsystems, VMware, and Google.
Make sure to come early to network & mingle with an amazing crowd of data bees!
6.00 to 7.00pm: Registration & pre-party (light food & beverages)
7.00 to 7.40pm: Facebook Search Infrastructure by Sriram Sankar
7.40 to 8.00pm: Q&A session
8.00 to 8.30pm: Networking session (light food & beverages)