Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program for PhD Students

The second annual Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program encourages Phd Students students globally to collaborate with Yahoo! and help invent the future of the Internet.

Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program is open to any graduate student enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited institution. This provides an opportunity for students to actually test their research ideas and Yahoo! gains new perspectives on the technical problems core to improving the Internet.

The 12 major scientific and technical challenge areas for this year’s program: Search Experiences, Machine Learning, Data Management, Information Extraction, Economics, Statistics, Multimedia, Computational Advertising, Social Sciences, Green Computing, Security and Privacy.

The winners will receive:

  • $5,000 in unrestricted seed funding for lab materials, travel to academic conferences, professional society memberships, and other resources to drive their research.
  • Exclusive access to selected global-scale Yahoo! datasets.
  • Personal mentoring and collaboration with Yahoo!’s world-class research scientists.
  • An invitation to present their work at the Key Scientific Challenges Graduate Student Summit, to be held in September 2010 at Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

The application deadline is March 5th 2010 and the winners will be announced by mid April 2010. Apply now.

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