Sandi Conroy

Sad Memories in Facebook Newsfeed

In 2016 a small team at Facebook set out to find a way to exclude sad posts from their in-feed Memories product, “On This Day”. We used a multi-disciplined approach, including a machine learning model to predict sad memories, to significantly reduce the number of sad and emotional posts seen in feed, improving the user experiences.

Sandi Conroy is a Data Science Manager at Facebook who studied Maths and Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University and George Mason University. Her expertise is in statistical modelling and using product analytics to set team strategy. Sandi has a particular passion for building diverse and inclusive teams and co-founded the Diversity Committee for her current department.

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