Yahoo Labs has selected Georgia Tech’s Polo Chau, an assistant professor in the School of Computational Science & Engineering, as an award recipient of the 2014 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP).
The award funds a collaborative effort between Yahoo Labs and Chau, who will work with Hua Ouyang, a Yahoo research scientist, on new approaches to discover, analyze, and visualize potentially compromised accounts in Yahoo Mail.
Yahoo Labs is committed to forging strong alliances with top U.S. faculty members by collaborating on cutting edge research to advance web science.
The FREP award represents yet another milestone between Yahoo Labs and Georgia Tech research collaboration efforts. FREP is Yahoo Lab’s primary academic outreach initiative, which is designed to produce the highest quality scientific collaborations and outcomes, and this joint research effort between Chau and Yahoo will solve problems of mutual interest with measurable outcomes such as joint papers, advances in algorithm and systems research, and visualization and interaction design.
Georgia Tech recognizes Seth Tropper and Kim Capps-Tanaka from Yahoo Labs Academic Relations for their contributions to this new endeavor.