Yahoo! Research just published its list of key scientific challenges facing the Internet industry.
It’s a great resource for students to learn about the area and find meaty research problems. There’s also a chance for graduate students to earn $5000 in seed funding, work with Yahoo! Research scientists and data, and attend a summit of like-minded students and scientists.
The challenges cover search, machine learning, data management, information extraction, economics, social science, statistics, multimedia, and computational advertising.
Here’s the list of challenges from the algorithmic economics group, my group. We hope it provides a clear picture of the goals of our group and the areas where progress is most needed.
We look forward to supporting students who love a challenge and would like to join us in building the next-generation Internet.