Every day Facebook confronts among the most complex technical problems and believes that close relationships with the academy will enable it to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them. As part of its ongoing commitment to academic relations, it is pleased to announce the creation of a Facebook Fellowship program to support graduate students in the 2010-2011 school year.

Facebook is interested in a wide range of academic topics, including the following topical areas:
-- 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

Eligibility Criteria

-- Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research.
-- Students must be in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area.
-- Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the Fellowship is awarded.
-- Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Application Checklist and Instructions

Applications must include:
-- 1-2 page research summary which clearly identifies the area of focus and applicability to Facebook. Please reference the topical areas above. 
-- Students' CV (with email, phone and mailing address). Please include applicable coursework.
-- Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from the faculty sponsor).
-- The name and CV of the faculty sponsor.

All of the above information must be submitted as a PDF to [log in to unmask]

The deadline for applications is Monday, 15 February 2010.

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