Facebook announced the Facebook Fellowship Program to support Ph.D. students in the 2010-2011 school year, to help the Palo Alto company in dealing with the social web and Internet technology challenges (and maybe, a way to find future hires?). Full-time Ph.D. students who are enrolled in U.S. universities and working on research in the following topical areas qualify to apply for one of five fellowships.
- 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.
[via Inside Facebook]