Hi! My name is Jessica and I work at Facebook. Before that I was a grad student at Stanford.
Things I have done recently
- I was the instructor for CS 161,
Design and Analysis of Algorithms, in
Summer 2016. You may view my lecture notes and other course material here.
- I was a teaching assistant for CS 161 in Fall
2017, and Fall
2017, a teaching assistant for MS&E 111 (Introduction to
Optimization) in Winter
2015, a teaching assistant for CS 224W (Social and Information
Network Analysis) in Fall
2016, and a teaching assistant for CS 246 (Mining Massive Data Sets) in
Winter 2017 and Winter 2018. In 2018, I received the Forsythe Teaching Award and the Centennial TA Award.
- I published a paper called The
Effect of Recommendations on Network Structure with my advisor and my research buddy, which discussed the
Follow system at Twitter, and how it
affected the structure of the social
network. Here is a video of me
giving a talk about it, and here are the
- I published a paper on deanonymizing web browsing data with Ansh Shukla, Henri
Stern, Sharad Goel, and Arvind Narayanan.
Here are some slides about the work, and here is the paper. You
can also find press coverage at The
Atlantic and The
Conversation (reshared on Salon,
Insider, and FastCompany).
- I gave a talk about structural diversity at the Conference on Digital
Experimentation, in Fall 2017.
- I defended my PhD thesis, "Recommendation Systems on Social
Networks," and received my degree on April 5, 2018.
- I was a software
engineering intern at Facebook
in Summer 2017. I had a great time at Facebook, and in April 2018, I returned to Facebook full-time.
At work, I train machine learning models to help Facebook understand people better, so they can show better ads.
Things I've written