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.
Fast Shortest Path Distance Estimation in Large Networks
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.
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.
Hack U is coming to select campuses this fall and next spring to teach students about Web programming languages and inspire innovation through coding mixed with imagination.
Dr. Jeannette Wing spoke to Yahoo scientists and engineers about the future of computational thinking.
The SIGIR Best Paper Award was given to Jaime Arguello (Carnegie Mellon University and Yahoo intern), Fernando Diaz (Yahoo Labs), Jamie Callan (Carnegie Mellon University), Jean-Francois Crespo (Yahoo Labs) for "Sources of Evidence for Vertical Selection".
When the organizers of the Netflix Prize contest announced late last week that one team had met the requirement for the $1 million Grand Prize, Yehuda Koren, a member of the seven-person multinational team, was in Paris to present a paper at KDD-09, the 15th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.
It was an exciting week as two major conferences took place concurrently during the week of June 28. The 15th ACM SGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining took place in Paris, while the annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference found its base in Providence. Yahoo walked away the winner of the Best Paper Award at both conferences, in addition to earning a high number of accepted papers.
The ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference was held June 29th to July 2nd in Providence, Rhode Island. Yahoo earned three awards this year including the Best Paper Award for "Generating Example Data for Dataflow Programs" by Chris Olston, Shubham Chopra and Utkarsh Srivastava.