Mangalampalli wins the prestigious Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges
Award of $2,000 of
unrestricted funds to support research activities
Hyderabad/India: Yahoo! India R&D
announced that Ashish Mangalampalli, a 2nd year PhD student
from IIIT Hyderabad is one of the winners of the 2009-2010
Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Program Award.
Twenty-one exceptional PhD studentsfrom all over the world
have been selected to be part of Yahoo!’s Key Scientific
Challenges (KSC) Program and Ashish Mangalampalli is one of
them. Ashish is the only winner from a non-US
institute/university and has been awarded with $2,000 of
unrestricted funds to support his research activities and is
exclusively invited to the KSC Graduate Student Summit
planned for September 2009 in Sunnyvale, California. The
workshop will focus on novel disciplines and important
technical challenges for the Internet research community,
slanted specifically for graduate students whose innovative
work is emerging.
“Supporting the academic community is a top priority at
Yahoo! and we created the KSC Program to support outstanding
PhD students who we believe are doing research in very
important and challenging areas,” said Rajeev Rastogi, VP
and Head of Yahoo! Labs Bangalore. “We are excited to be
able to support students likeAshishwith KSC grants, and we
look forward to having them as part of our broad research
alliance of outstanding students and faculty,” Rastogi
“I am extremely happy to be the winner of this prestigious
award and would like to thank Yahoo! for giving me this
opportunity. Apart from the monetary aspect, I value the
opportunity that Yahoo! will be providing to interact with
Yahoo! scientists and other top graduate students in an
informal and supportive environment, said Ashish
Mangalampalli, Winner of KSC Award Program. “I would like to
take this opportunity to thank my teachers and peers at IIIT
Hyderabad, and in particular, my advisor, Dr. Vikram Pudi,
Director, Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Dean (R&D), Prof. P.J.
Narayanan, and Dean (Academics), Prof. Kamal Karlapalem,” he
The Key Scientific Challenges Program was launched on 26th
January 2009. It enables students to work alongside Yahoo!'s
leading scientists to solve fundamental challenges and
potentially contribute to the next big thing on the Web.
Students were invited to submit a paper about their current
or planned research that is relevant to the challenges and
explains why their work would make an impact in the area. A
committee composed of senior scientists in each research
area reviewed the papers and selected a group to be a part
of the program.
Yahoo! Labs is pioneering the new sciences underlying the
Web. As the center of scientific excellence for Yahoo!,
Yahoo! Labs delivers both fundamental and applied scientific
leadership through published research and new technologies
powering the company's products.
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