David Arbour

About Me

I am currently a research scientist in the Core Data Science group at Facebook. My work at Facebook has largely focused on developing methods for advanced experimentation, specifically Bayesian optimization and contextual bandits. Previously, I earned a PhD from the College of Information and Computer Sciences of UMass Amherst, where I was advised by David Jensen. My research in grad school focused on methods for causal inference from observational relational data. Specifically: (1) hypothesis testing for dependence and causal direction in relational domains, (2) learning the structure of relational causal models, and (3) effect estimation in the presence of confounding from peer influences.


You can find my Google scholar profile here. It is likely more up to date than what is listed below.






Contact Me

The best way to reach me is by email ([first letter][last name]@cs.umass.edu).

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