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Karthik Ramachandra is the only Indian to win Yahoo Key Scientific Programme award 2011

Karthik Ramachandra, a research student in Computer Science
from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay has bagged three-year-old Yahoo Key
Scientific Programme award instituted by the internet company to support research
in the internet industry. Ramachandra, who is a winner in the web information
management category, joins the 27 other winners from 20 universities around the

Karthik Ramachandra, a research student in Computer Science
from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay has bagged three-year-old Yahoo Key
Scientific Programme award instituted by the internet company to support research
in the internet industry. Ramachandra, who is a winner in the web information
management category, joins the 27 other winners from 20 universities around the
world in the 2011 instalment of the competition.

Rajeev Rastogi, vice-president and head of Yahoo Labs
Bangalore, said, “Ramachandra’s research in the area of ‘holistic optimisation
of database applications’ is the best example of research projects that Yahoo would
honour and support. We received a number of outstanding applications that made
the competition intense. Based on our desire to support research in new
scientific areas that will deliver better user-friendly internet technology to
our users this was outstanding.”

 “The award is
extremely important as my research is still underway. This will enhance my
research capabilities and significantly improve the potential of my research to
impact its practical application,” said Ramachandra.

The winner will get $5,000 in unrestricted seed
funding for lab materials, travel to academic conference, professional society
memberships and other resources to drive their research. Ramachandra will also
join other winners in September this year at Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale,
California, to present his work at the Key Scientific Challenges Graduate
Student Summit.

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