Hyderabad: Ashish Mangalampalli, a second year Ph.D student from IIIT-H has been selected for the Yahoo Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) programme award given by Yahoo.
Ashish Mangalampalli is among 21 exceptionally good Ph.D scholars selected for the award.
Ashish will be given $ 2,000 to support his research activities. He has also been invited to the KSC Graduate Student Summit planned for September 2009 in Sunnyvale, California.
He is the only Indian and the only one from the non-US university to have won the prestigious award that supports high quality researchers working on important and challenging areas.
"I have applied for the award in the Computational Advertising area," said Ashish.
The selection was based on the write-up he had given for his research idea and his research orientation.
He will get a chance to interact with Yahoo scientists and other top graduate students in an informal and supportive environment.
"We are excited to support talented students with KSC grants, and look forward to having them as part of our broad research alliance of outstanding students and faculty," says Rajeev Rastogi, VP and Head of Yahoo Labs, Bangalore.
The KSC programme was launched this year and it enables students to work alongside Yahoo's leading scientists to solve fundamental challenges and potentially contribute to the next big thing on the Web.