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Research Scientist

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Yahoo!, Inc.

New York City, NY

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Millions of people vist the Yahoo hompeage for news, sports, finance, email, and more.

Research Scientist

Sunnyvale, CA


Propose innovative ideas to improve the quality of the Yahoo Stream ranking, personalization, and recommendation

Propose innovative ideas to improve the quality of Yahoo content understanding

Perform statistical analyses on large data sets, identify problems and propose solutions

Conceive, design, prototype, and evaluate complex algorithms and statistical models that can be integrated into the ranking and serving platform

Document prototype implementations and experimental results

Work with product teams to gain acceptance of proposed technologies and designs

Generate intellectual property with patent applications and publications at relevant venues

Stay current on published state-of-the-art techniques for ranking, recommendation, personalization and machine learning

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, or similar field

Strong track record of developing novel and scientifically sound techniques to solve real-world problems

Solid programming skills in Java, C , or scripting languages like Python or R in a Unix environment

Hands-on skills in cleaning, manipulating, analyzing and modeling large data sets

Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial culture

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with natural language processing, discourse

Experience with machine learning, data mining, ranking, recommendation

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

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Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining - whether you're searching the web, emailing friends, sharing photos with family, or simply checking the weather, sports scores or stock quotes.

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