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January 08, 2010

Facebook Fellowships 2010

These sound like a great opportunity for folks doing doctoral work on complex networks, and related topics. Facebook says they're only for this school year, but I suspect that if they get some good applications, and if the people who get the fellowships do good work, that they'll do this again next year.

Facebook Fellowships:
Every day Facebook confronts among the most complex technical problems and we believe that close relationships with the academy will enable us to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them. As part of our ongoing commitment to academic relations, we are pleased to announce the creation of a Facebook Fellowship program to support graduate students in the 2010-2011 school year.

We are interested in a wide range of academic topics, including the following topical areas:

Internet Economics: auction theory and algorithmic game theory relevant to online advertising auctions.
•Cloud Computing: storage, databases, and optimization for computing in a massively distributed environment.
•Social Computing: models, algorithms and systems around social networks, social media, social search and collaborative environments.
•Data Mining and Machine Learning: learning algorithms, feature generation, and evaluation methods to produce effective online and offline models of behavioral signals.
•Systems: Hardware, operating system, runtime, and language support for fast, scalable, efficient data centers.
•Information Retrieval: search algorithms, information extraction, question answering, cross-lingual retrieval and multimedia retrieval

Eligibility Criteria
•Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research.
•Students must be in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area.
•Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the Fellowship is awarded.
•Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

For more information (include the details of what's required to apply and how much cash it's worth), check out Facebook's Fellowship page. Application deadline is February 15th.

Tip to Barbara Kimbell.

posted January 8, 2010 06:26 PM in Simply Academic | permalink