Yahoo Labs serves as Yahoo’s research arm–its incubator for bold new ideas and laboratory for rigorous experimentation. Yahoo Labs applies its scientific findings in powering products for Yahoo’s users and enhancing value for its partners and advertisers. Our forward-looking innovation also helps position Yahoo as an industry and scientific thought leader.
The Labs mainly comprises research scientists who hold PhDs in computer science or related fields. Additionally, there are many research engineers at the Labs, half of whom also have PhDs and the other half, Master's degrees. A handful of postdocs and visiting scientists also work at Yahoo Labs. In the summer, the Labs’ numbers swell as the intern program gets underway with doctoral candidates from some of the best universities in the world.
At Yahoo Labs