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Rajeev Rastogi appointed head of Yahoo Labs – Bangalore

Yahoo has appointed Rajeev Rastogi as vice president and head of its new Yahoo Labs – Bangalore. According to the company, Yahoo Labs – Bangalore will be a centre of excellence for next generation search and advertising technologies, focused on making the Web more relevant and simple for users and advertisers.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Rajeev Rastogi was the founding director of Bell Labs India. Rastogi has published over 125 papers on database systems and information storage and management and holds over 40 patents.

Yahoo has appointed Rajeev Rastogi as vice president and head of its new Yahoo Labs – Bangalore. According to the company, Yahoo Labs – Bangalore will be a centre of excellence for next generation search and advertising technologies, focused on making the Web more relevant and simple for users and advertisers.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Rajeev Rastogi was the founding director of Bell Labs India. Rastogi has published over 125 papers on database systems and information storage and management and holds over 40 patents.

Prabhakar Raghavan, SVP and Head, Yahoo Research, has said, “Rajeev’s background and expertise in product development, as well as his deep experience in research will strengthen our leadership in international research and technology and leverage knowledge from across the region.”

“Yahoo is focused on pioneering research and technology to delight hundreds of millions of users each day on the Web,” Rajeev Rastogi has said. “I am delighted to be joining Yahoo and plan to draw on my experiences in the areas of database systems, data mining and network management to help the team tackle some of the toughest problems on the Web.”

“We are excited to have a scientist of Dr Rajeev Rastogi’s stature establish Y Labs – Bangalore, in India. Yahoo India R&D contributes significantly to the success of Yahoo globally and Y Labs – Bangalore will further leverage this momentum in India. We believe Yahoo Labs – Bangalore will play a critical role in driving the next wave of innovation on the internet,” Sharad Sharma, CEO, Yahoo India R&D, has said.

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