Thursday, May 10, 2007

New Yahoo! Research Team

According to c|net news, Yahoo is expected to announce today that two scientists in the areas of economics and sociology will head up its research in online markets and social networks.

R. Preston McAfee, the J. Stanley Johnson professor of business, economics and management at the California Institute of Technology, will be a vice president and research fellow leading Yahoo's microeconomics research group.

Duncan Watts, professor of sociology at Columbia University, where he was director of the Collective Dynamics Group, and author of Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age, will lead Yahoo's research in human social dynamics, including social networks and collaborative problem solving.

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