Yahoo! to Expand Scope of Yahoo! Research Labs

June 4th, 2005

Yahoo has announced that it is expanding its research labs and intends to and “build Yahoo! Research Labs into a world-class center for scientific innovation and invention and foster an environment that attracts the most talented scientists from around the world.” Usama Fayyad has been appointed to lead the research lab, who’s goals are defined as follows:

“Yahoo! Research Labs will develop the underlying scientific foundation to address complex challenges in areas including search and information navigation, social media, community, personalization, and mobility. Of particular focus is the design of algorithms that will support technologies and interactions to scale to Yahoo!’s hundreds of millions of users.”