Amey Porobo Dharwadker


I am a Staff Machine Learning Engineer at Facebook, leading the Video Recommendations Team, focusing on user personalization models. Prior to that, I also delivered significant improvements for Feed Ranking and Ads Ranking models at Facebook since 2015.

I graduated from Columbia University with MS in Electrical Engineering specializing in Computer Vision. I worked with Prof. Shih-Fu Chang on Video Action Recognition in the Wild.

Before that, I worked on computer vision based Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) algorithms at Analog Devices. I obtained my undergraduate degree from NIT Tiruchirappalli.

I am interested in research groups working on Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval and Deep Learning. I like to work on problems where optimization metrics are complex, and good user experience is hard to formalize.


Nov 30, 2022 Serving as Program Committee Member for UMAP 2023 Conference.
Nov 29, 2022 Expert commentary on impact of AI generative art on kids featured in this Lifewire article.
Nov 28, 2022 Thoughts on how AI helps people with disabilties featured in this Lifewire article.
Oct 14, 2022 Serving as Program Committee Member for WWW 2023 Conference Industry Track.
Oct 6, 2022 Serving as Program Committee Member for ECIR 2023 Conference.
Sep 30, 2022 Invited as reviewer for AISTATS 2023 Conference.
Nov 24, 2020 Patent Issued - Embeddings for Feed and Pages (Filed 03/2017)
Jan 3, 2016 My work as a Facebook News Feed Ranking engineer featured in this Slate article.