Faculty Research And Engagement Program 2015 Recipients Selected

Jul 14, 2015

Academic-Collaboration-e1379618559697It is in the spirit of collaboration and desire to discover answers to complex problems that we are excited to announce the recipients of the 2015 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) award. This academic outreach initiative is designed to produce the highest quality scientific collaborations and outcomes by engaging with faculty and students conducting research in areas of mutual interest. The FREP awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in unrestricted gifts to support new, exciting Internet research studies and experiments between academics across the globe and their Yahoo Research Scientist counterparts.

Over the course of the next year and beyond, FREP award recipients and Yahoo Labs scientists will work closely to further research in their mutual areas of interest. We were extremely impressed with all of the program submissions and would like to thank each professor who applied. Congratulations to the following recipients of the Yahoo 2015 Faculty Research and Engagement Program:

Chengxiang Zhai

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Christian Bizer

University of Mannheim

Dafna Shahaf

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Debmalya Panigrahi

Duke University

Dimitrios Gunopulos

National and Kapodistrian University of Athenss

Dimitry Gorinevsky

Stanford University

Eugene Agichtein

Emory University

Fil Menczer

Indiana University-Bloomington

Giuseppe Carenini

University of British Columbia

Jaime Valls Miro

University of Technology Sydney

Jennifer Preece

University of Maryland, College Park

Jian Pei

Simon Fraser University

Jiebo Luo

University of Rochester

John Canny

University of California, Berkeley

John Shawe-Taylor

University College London

Liang Huang

Oregon State University

Munmun De Choudhury

Georgia Institute of Technology

Oren Kurland

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Steven Swanson

University of California, San Diego

Theophilus Benson

Duke University

Tsachy Weissman

Stanford University

Yan Liu

University of Southern California

Yiqun Liu

Tsinghua University

Yvette Whon

New Jersey Institute of Technology

At Yahoo Labs, we’re committed to forging strong alliances with top faculty by collaborating on cutting-edge research to advance Web Science. These collaborations will solve shared problems with measurable outcomes such as joint papers, advances in algorithm design, systems research, digital media studies, and marketplace design. FREP supports all areas of research at Yahoo Labs. If you have questions about the Faculty Research and Engagement Program, please contact Kim Capps.