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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Yahoo Announces 2008-2009 PhD Student Fellowship Program

Yahoo announced Yahoo!’s PhD Student Fellowship Program for the 2008-2009 academic school year. Supporting the academic community is a top priority at Yahoo! The Yahoo! PhD Student Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate student researchers who we believe have exceptional potential to make significant contributions and become thought leaders in their research fields.

Our fellowship program sponsors candidates conducting advanced research in the following areas: search (information retrieval, web analysis, graph theory, data mining, and recommender systems), machine learning, community systems (large-scale databases and distributed systems), media experiences research, and computational microeconomics (online markets, prediction markets, sponsored search auctions, and query incentive networks). We strongly encourage students working in any of the above or related areas to apply. Yahoo! Fellows will not only benefit from our comprehensive financial support but will also have access to top Yahoo! researchers in their fields and exclusive invitations to important research events.

The highlights of each recipient’s award benefits include full tuition and fees for two academic years, a $1,000 gift to the recipient’s academic department, an optional summer internship, and mentorship from our distinguished scientists.

We will begin accepting applications on October 5th, 2007. All professor nominations and corresponding applications must be received by December 14th, 2007. Fellowship award winners will be announced in mid January 2008. Please refer to our website for more details about the application process and eligibility requirements.

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