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Facebook Fellowship Program

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Facebook has stated graduate (Ph.D.) student fellowship program in the academic year 2010-2011. Now its time for applications for Facebook Graduate (Ph.D.) Students Fellowship Program for the academic year 2011-2012. The amazing issue for the academic year 2011-2012 is that Facebook is accepting applications from Ph.D. students studying at international universities in addition to applications from Ph.D. students studying in the United States. The following is the formal description of this fellowship as per Facebook website:

Every day Facebook confronts the most complex technical problems and we believe that close relationships with the academy will enable us to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them. As part of our ongoing commitment to academic relations, we are pleased to announce the continuation of the Facebook Fellowship program to support graduate students in the 2011-2012 school year..

Each Facebook Fellowship includes:
· Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year.
· $30K stipend (paid over 9 months of the academic year).
· $5K per year toward conference attendance and travel.
· $2.5K toward a personal computer.
· Opportunity to apply for a paid summer internship.
· Recipients are responsible for the taxation on any funds.

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

* Computational Advertising
* Computer Vision
* Compiler Technology
* Computer Architecture
* Computer Networking
* Computer Security
* Databases
* Data Mining
* Distributed Computing
* Fault Tolerance
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Internet Economics
* Machine Learning
* Machine Translation
* Natural Language Processing
* Search
* Smart Datacenters
* Social Computing

Application Timeline:
* December 20, 2010: Launch of Fellowship for 2011-2012 academic year
* February 28, 2011: Applications for fellowships must be submitted in full
* April 8, 2011: Award recipients will be notified by email of their acceptance

For more information, please visit Facebook Fellowship Program.


2010 in review

January 3, 2011 Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 927kb.

The busiest day of the year was September 23rd with 26 views. The most popular post that day was Yahoo! Research Head Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan’s Interview Highlights on Social Influencers .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ramasuri narayanam, leading researchers in social networks, innovations in computer science 2011, ramasuri blog, and sdm 2010 accepted papers.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Yahoo! Research Head Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan’s Interview Highlights on Social Influencers August 2010


WINE 2010 Papers on Social Networks September 2010


Innovations in Computer Science – ICS 2011 July 2010


About June 2010
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Leading Researchers and Groups in Social Networks with Computer Science Flavour July 2010

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