Yahoo! Labs

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Yahoo! Labs[1] is a division of Yahoo! responsible for research into the science of the Internet and creating the next generation of businesses for Yahoo!. Yahoo! Labs scientists and engineers concentrate on computer science, ranking, machine learning, microeconomics (such as mechanism design and auction theory), human computer interaction, sociology and information retrieval, among others. Yahoo! Labs was led by Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan who has been replaced by Dr. Ron Brachman.

Yahoo! Labs is organized into five areas of focus:

Employees (current or former) include Prabhakar Raghavan, Andrei Broder, Preston McAfee, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Ronald J. Brachman, Elizabeth F. Churchill and Raghu Ramakrishnan.

Yahoo! Labs is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA; it has six additional locations worldwide: Barcelona, Spain; Santiago, Chile; New York; Haifa, Israel; Bangalore, India; and Beijing, China.

Yahoo! Labs’ Research group is divided into five teams:

  • Search and Web Mining[7]
  • Machine Learning[8]
  • Microeconomics and Social Systems[9]
  • Computational Advertising[10]
  • Web Information Management.[11]


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