Applications for Yahoo!â€™s third annual Key Scientific Challenges Program are due March 11. Our goal is to support students working in areas we feel represent the future of the Internet. If you’re a Ph.D. student working in one of the areas below, please apply!
We are thrilled to announce Yahoo!â€™s third 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 youâ€™ll gain access to Yahoo!â€™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
– Computational Advertising
– Social Sciences
– Green Computing
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 summerâ€™s exclusive Key Scientific Challenges Graduate Student Summit where youâ€™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.
Weâ€™re accepting applications from January 24th â€“ March 11th, 2011 and winners will be announced by mid April 2011.
To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit http://labs.yahoo.com/ksc.