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.

Hack is Back - Hack U 2009/2010

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 Speaks at Yahoo

Dr. Jeannette Wing spoke to Yahoo scientists and engineers about the future of computational thinking.

Yahoo Wins Best Paper Award at SIGIR

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".

Award-Winning Paper Reveals Key to Netflix Prize

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.

Yahoo at KDD and SIGMOD

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.

Yahoo Wins Best Paper Award at SIGMOD 2009

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.