Yahoo just announced the formation of Yahoo! Research Labs (http://labs.yahoo.com), a research organization focused on inventing new technologies and solutions relevant to strategic Yahoo! businesses. The group will pursue a portfolio of topics that include pay for performance search, web search, vertical businesses and platform technologies.
The organization will be led by Yahoo!’s Head and Principal Scientist Dr. Gary William Flake, former chief science officer of Overture and founder of Overture Research.
Yahoo! Research Labs engineers and scientists will work collaboratively with Yahoo! business, product and technology teams to stimulate and synthesize new ideas that will serve Yahoo!’s partners, advertisers and consumers. Core research areas include machine learning, statistical data mining and efficient algorithms.