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Yahoo!'s Second Annual Key Scientific Challenges Program

INVENT THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET

What are the big problems Yahoo! is working on? What are the major challenges facing our industry today? What will the next generation of the Internet look like and how will we get there? Yahoo! Labs scientists are asked these questions every day. The questions, and answers, have created some big opportunities for PhD students around the globe.

Yahoo! is thrilled to announce Yahoo!'s second annual Key Scientific Challenges Program. This is your chance to get an inside look at-and help tackle-the big challenges that Yahoo! and the entire Internet industry are facing today. As part of the Key Scientific Challenges Program you'll gain access to Yahoo!'s world-class scientists, some of the richest and largest data repositories in the world, and have the potential to make a huge impact on the future of the Internet while driving your research forward.

THE CHALLENGES AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Search Experiences
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Management
  • Information Extraction
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Multimedia
  • Computational Advertising
  • Social Sciences
  • Green Computing
  • Security
  • Privacy

KEY SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGES AWARD RECIPIENTS RECEIVE:

  • $5,000 unrestricted research seed funding which can be used for conference fees and travel, lab materials, professional society membership dues, etc.
  • Access to select Yahoo! datasets
  • The unique opportunity to collaborate with our industry-leading scientists
  • An invitation to this summer's exclusive Key Scientific Challenges Graduate Student Summit where you'll join the top minds in academia and industry to present your work, discuss research trends and jointly develop revolutionary approaches to fundamental problems

CRITERIA:

To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in a PhD program at any accredited institution.

Yahoo! is accepting applications from January 25th - March 5th 2010 and winners will be announced by early April 2010.

To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit http://labs.yahoo.com/ksc.