Zahra Shakeri

Research Scientist

Meta Inc

Email: zshakeri at meta dot com

About Me

I am currently a Research Scientist at the Modern Recommendation Systems team in Meta where I specialize in leveraging deep multimodal and graph neural networks for user understanding to improve recommendations for the Facebook Discovery Engine. Previously, I was part of Meta AI, where I worked on developing neural networks to address integrity-related problems on the Meta platform and ensure safety of users.

Prior to joining Meta, I was a Sr. AI Scientist at the EA Data Plaform AI Applications team at Electronic Arts where I worked on developing data-driven AI solutions to game team problems. More specifically, I worked on leveraging sequence-to-sequence deep learning models for text to speech synthesis and voice conversion.  

I received my PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in 2019. I was part of the INSPIRE lab, working under the supervision of Prof. Waheed Bajwa. I received my MS in  Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in 2016 and my BS in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in 2013.

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Research Scentist - Nov. 2021 to Present

Meta, Menlo Park, CA

Sr. AI Scientist - Jun. 2019 to Oct. 2021

Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA

Graduate Assistant  - Sept. 2013 to May 2019

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, NJ

Data Science Research Intern - May 2018 to Sept. 2018

Adobe Research, San Jose, CA

Intern - May 2017 to Sept. 2017

Technicolor Artificial Intelligence Lab, Los Altos, CA


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