Seneviratne Selected For Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program

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Seneviratne Selected For Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program

Oshani Seneviratne, a PhD student in the Decentralized Information Group at CSAIL, has been selected to participate in Yahoo!’s 2011 Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Program.

Yahoo! was particularly interested in Seneviratne’s work addressing the issue of documents and information that are published on the Web without a means of tracking distribution, as well as abuse prevention in relation to overuse of content and services.

The award was presented to 27 PhD students, including Seneviratne, selected by Yahoo! in an effort to support research in challenging and important fields. Honorees receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds to be used for supporting research activities, and an invitation to an upcoming workshop that will focus on technical challenges and novel disciplines for the Internet research community. The workshop has been designed to allow KSC recipients and Yahoo! scientists to share ideas in a stimulating environment.

To learn more about Oshani Seneviratne’s work, visit http://people.csail.mit.edu/oshani/index.html.