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Make Data Work
22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Machine learning with partial and biased feedback

Damien Lefortier (Facebook)
11:1511:55 Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Data science and advanced analytics
Location: Capital Suite 7
Level: Intermediate
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Anyone using machine learning

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of machine learning

What you'll learn

  • Gain an awareness of potential bias issues when using machine learning
  • Learn techniques to tackle these issues
  • Explore Facebook's internal ML tools


There are use cases where the only accessible feedback for training machine-learning models is partial and biased (e.g., when feedback is obtained through surveys). When training machine-learning models on such data, there is a need to apply unbiasing techniques both during evaluation and learning. Damien Lefortier shares methods to handle these cases and explains how to ensure that they are performing well. Damien also offers an overview of the tools Facebook uses to apply these techniques.

Damien Lefortier


Damien Lefortier is a machine-learning engineer on the Ads Ranking team at Facebook. Previously, Damien worked on the core Machine Learning team at Criteo, where he helped improve Criteo’s predictive algorithms for ad targeting, and on the Search team at Yandex, where he focused on search quality and infrastructure. He is working toward a PhD in information retrieval at the University of Amsterdam. His research work has been published at top tier conferences, such as WWW and CIKM.

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18/07/2017 12:24 BST


Can you please post the slides used in the session?