New Research Explores the Social Signals in Yelp Reviews

Two new research papers from Yahoo Labs break down the social signals in Yelp reviews and to what extent they are meaningful.

New Research Discusses the Benefit of Advanced NLP Techniques for Search Tasks

In a paper published this week at CIKM 2014, Yahoo Labs scientists discuss the benefit and importance of using advanced NLP techniques in search tasks.

Yahoo Donates 200 Servers to Georgia Tech

Yahoo gifted Georgia Tech 200 servers through our Y-STAR program (Yahoo Servers To Academic Researchers).

Personalization Sciences Team Awarded Best Paper at RecSys2014

The Personalization Sciences team at Yahoo Labs received the Best Paper Award RecSys2014 for "Beyond Clicks: Dwell Time for Personalization."

The Science of Personalization Goes Beyond Clicks

We explore how to best define user engagement, how to measure it, and how to design learning algorithms that optimize for it by going beyond clicks.

2014 Yahoo ACE Award Recipients Selected

It is our pleasure to announce our 2014 Yahoo ACE (Academic Career Enhancement) Award recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Ben Shahshahani Returns to Yahoo Labs as VP of Advertising Sciences

Ben Shahshahani returns to Yahoo Labs as our new Vice President of Advertising Sciences in the United States.

2 Weeks, 2 Best Research Paper Awards

We are very proud to announce that the research scientists at Yahoo Labs have won two best paper awards in two weeks; at UbiComp and MobileHCI.

Dr. Ben Shneiderman Engages with Data Visualization in Big Thinkers Talk

Dr. Ben Sneiderman presents a Big Thinkers talk at Yahoo entitled, "Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery: Big Insights from Big Data."

Visiting Professor Aryeh Kontorovich Instructs Theoretical Machine Learning Course for Yahoos

Ben-Gurion University professor Aryeh Kontorovich recently instructed a theoretical machine learning course at Yahoo and makes it available for all.