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FACEBOOK FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

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.

For more information, click on this link: http://www.facebook.com/careers/fellowship.php.