Facebook Places - Search, Ranking and Recommendations

Srinivas Narayanan (Facebook)
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Searching for places nearby and discovering interesting new places are
important aspects of the Facebook Places product. In this talk, we will
describe our system for querying and ranking nearby places in search
results. Our system combines user-generated places with places from other
sources to provide high-quality results. We will also describe the system
that provides personalized place recommendations.

Srinivas Narayanan


Srinivas Narayanan is an engineering manager on the Facebook Product Engineering team where he focuses on Facebook Places. He helped launch a number of different products at Facebook including Places, Profile Connections and Community Pages, Usernames, and several new versions of Pages. Prior to Facebook, he worked on database systems research at IBM Almaden Research Center and on enterprise software at Tavant Technologies. He has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

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