While in Bangalore, India recently for our Yahoo Summer School 2013 program, Senior Research Scientist Peter Mika sat down with the leading daily business newspaper LiveMint.com to talk about the science and future of Search.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Yoelle Maarek, our Senior Research Director and Head of Haifa Labs, has begun a three-year term this week as the Vice Chair of the ACM SIGIR (Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval) Executive Committee.
Yesterday, we were pleased to welcome Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise to our campus in Sunnyvale. The Chancellor’s visit provided a great opportunity for alumni and summer interns to get together for an intimate discussion regarding what they learned at Illinois and how it has enhanced their labor at Yahoo.
Congratulations to the 27 recipients of the 2013 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP)!
I went to give a talk about validation of network classifiers, an interesting challenge in machine learning. The students wanted to hear about some real-world challenges, so we also did an activity where they pretended to have companies participating in an online advertising exchange.
A paper co-authored by a Yahoo Labs Research Scientist, Henriette Cramer, received a Best Paper Nomination at CSCW’13!
For eight years now, Yahoo Labs has hosted an annual Big Thinker speaker series that draws some of the best minds in academia and science. We have great speakers lined-up this year!
The UC San Diego Women in Computing student group working with ThoughtSTEM enjoy some Yahoo fun after a long day’s work.
Jofish Kaye, Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs focused on HCI just returned from a great visit to UC San Diego. He met with many professors and had a surprise visit from his old intern. He gave a talk in Professor Jim Hollan’s Distributed Cognition-Human Computer Interaction speaker series.