Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Research and Development at Facebook

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Rodrigo Schmidt

DATE: Friday, May 11th, 2012
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-008, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 14.30

Facebook has quickly become one of the biggest technology companies worldwide. Today hundreds of highly-qualified engineers work at the company, doing research and development in different areas of Computer Science, from user interface experience to hardware design. 
In this talk I'll cover different aspects of our engineering work, environment, and culture, with focus on several projects I've been involved with since I joined. The presentation will include distributed systems to efficiently store and retrieve huge amounts of data, techniques to deal with massive real-time notifications over the web, and lessons on building cross-platform products that scale to hundreds of millions of people.


Dr. Rodrigo Schmidt is originally from Brazil, where he obtained his BSE (FURG) and MS (Unicamp) degrees in Computer Science. In 2003 he moved to Switzerland to start his PhD at EPFL. In a collaboration with USI, his thesis focused on efficient algorithms for database replication and models to prove their correctness. Rodrigo joined Facebook in 2008, where he has worked on different teams and products like Hadoop/Hive, messages and chat, real time infrastructure, and Facebook Pages.

HOST: Prof. Fernando Pedone

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