Yahoo Labs Announces 2010 Big Thinkers Series

Yahoo Labs brought the brightest minds to campus in 2009 with talks ranging from global climate change, to determining when someone is bluffing and calculating the largest prime number found to-date.

Check out the exciting year ahead for the Yahoo Labs Big Thinkers Series.

February 23, 2010
Richard Thaler, Professor, University of Chicago

Big Thinker Ron Graham Presents "Computers and Mathematics: Problems & Prospects"

Professor Ronald Graham came to the Yahoo Labs campus in Santa Clara recently to demonstrate how modern computers have impacted mathematics through numerous examples from the field

Yahoo Wins Best Paper at CIKM 2009

Yahoo Labs outperformed its previous year’s presence, taking the awards for best paper, best student paper, and runner-up student paper out of a record 30 accepted papers.

Splitting Up Search

Distributing a search engine's index around the world could make it faster and more efficient, researchers say.

It’s official…Netflix Prize co-winner hails from Yahoo

Back in July, I posted here about the $1 million Netflix Prize and the amazing accomplishment of one of our senior research scientists, Yehuda Koren. At the time, Yehuda and a team

Yahoo at ACM International Conference on Multimedia

Yahoo Labs had a prominent presence at the 2009 ACM International Conference on Multimedia held on October 19 -23, 2009 in Beijing, China.

Yahoo Leads CIKM Program with 30 Accepted Papers

With 30 accepted papers Yahoo leads the program of full and short papers being presented at The 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management on November 2-6, 2009 in Hong Kong.

Full Papers

Fast Shortest Path Distance Estimation in Large Networks

Yahoo looks to improve search experience

Originally published in the San Jose Mercury News
September 22, 2009
by Mike Swift

When Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz announced a $100 million global brand campaign in New York Tuesday as the company launched its new Internet search "experience," research scientists like Preston McAfee, Duncan Watts and David Reiley were not in the spotlight.

Netflix Awards $1 Million Netflix Prize

Yahoo's Yehuda Koren part of Netflix Prize winning team

Key Scientific Challenges Graduate Student Summit Brings Together Diverse Group

The first week of September witnessed the meeting of great minds as Yahoo Academic Relations hosted its first Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Graduate Student Summit at its Sunnyvale campus.