Yahoo Announces Key Scientific Challenges Program Award Winners

May 19, 2011

The verdict is in for the Yahoo 2011 Key Scientific Challenges Program (KSC). Twenty-seven exceptional PhD students have been selected to receive this prestigious award in its third year. Supporting the academic community is a top priority at Yahoo. The Yahoo Key Scientific Challenges Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate student researchers who we believe have the greatest potential to make significant contributions and become thought leaders in their research fields. We received an overwhelming number of outstanding applications, and the competition was keen. Based on our desire to support research in new scientific areas that will deliver next generation Internet technology to our users, we selected the following student researchers as recipients of our 2011 Yahoo Key Scientific Challenges Program Award (arranged by challenges area in no particular order): Economics and Social Systems
Machine Learning and Statistics
Computational Advertising
Search Experiences
Web Information Managment
Security & Privacy
Green Computing
We also had two KSC honorable mentions from the Bangalore Labs office: Bangalore Labs-KSC Honorable Mention
The highlights of each recipient’s award include the opportunity to collaborate directly with distinguished Yahoo scientists, access to select datasets and an exclusive invite to this summer’s Key Scientific Challenges Graduate Student Summit. We were extremely impressed with all of the applicants and would like to thank each student and professor who applied to the program. Congratulations to the outstanding class of 2011 KSC winners! Please visit the KSC site for more details about the award and information on how to apply for the 2012 program.