Penghao Xu

Penghao Xu

Research Scientist

Meta Platforms, Inc

I’m a Research Scientist at Meta in New York City, NY. My current work focuses on Recommendation Systems on Instagram.

I have earned a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Georgia Tech with the guidance of Dr. Francesca Storici in 2022, a Master’s degree in Computational Sciences and Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2019, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with double major in Law from Fudan University in 2017.


Meta Platforms, Inc
Research Scientist - Machine Learning
December 2023 – Present New York, NY
Recommendation System in Instagram
Georgia Institute of Technology
Post-doc Fellow
February 2023 – December 2023 Atlanta, GA
Bioinformatics and machine learning analysis of rNMP incorporation in DNA
Research Scientist Intern
August 2016 – September 2016 Shanghai, China


rNMP incorporation characteristics in eukaryotic genomic DNA
Reveal the patterns, signatures, hotspots, and functions of incorporated rNMPs – the most abundant non-standard nucleotides in genomic DNA.
Optimization of rNMP capture techniques
Improve the efficiency of current rNMP capture techniques and design novel rNMP capture techniques.


Future of Science Fund scholarship
2nd place in The F.L. “Bud” Suddath Memorial Award
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Recogniation of outstanding contribution
NSF Conference Award

Skills and Hobbies

Machine Learning
Deep Learning


Let me know if you have any comments, questions, collaborative ideas, or just want to say hello!