Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Yahoo Grant for Faculty Research in Mobile Local Search
Dr. Joy Ying Zhang, an Assistant Research Professor in the Mobility Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus, received an award from the 2013 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program.
His research project will explore mobile local search, using information from sensors on mobile devices and user behavior to improve search relevance and user experience. “Such contextual information can reflect a user’s behavioral patterns if modeled over time through longitudinal study,” Zhang said in his proposal. Zhang also received a Yahoo Award in 2012 as part of the company’s annual academic outreach program
Each year Yahoo funds faculty and student research in universities around the world in areas of mutual interest for academia and industry. CMU is one of 24 universities selected for the program.