Yahoo! Academic Relations has selected Ariel Procaccia, who joined the Computer Science Department this summer as an assistant professor, to receive one of its inaugural Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) Awards.
The award includes an unrestricted gift of $10,000 and is designed to help newly hired faculty launch research programs in areas of relevance to Yahoo!
Procaccia's studies in artificial intelligence focus on the use of social choice theory and game theory for resource allocation and collective decisionmaking. He earned his PhD in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and had post-doctoral appointments at Microsoft Israel R&D Center and at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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