Recent Accomplishments by Research Award Recipients

May 19, 2010

Posted by Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations

Through Google’s University Relations program, we maintain strong ties with academic institutions globally, pursuing innovative research in core areas relevant to our mission. It’s especially satisfying when our award recipients are honored for the work that we have been fortunate to sponsor. Here are some recent accomplishments:
  • Jimmy Lin and his student Chris Dyer (University of Maryland; Google/IBM ACCI, NSF award) just published a book on "Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce", Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2010
  • Raju Balakrishnan's work on SourceRank (Subbarao Kambhampati's student at Arizona State University; 2008 grant) was given the best poster award at the World Wide Web conference
  • Allison Druin and Ben Bederson (University of Maryland; 2008 grant) received a Social Impact Award from ACM, 2010
  • Susan Eggers (University of Washington; 2009 grant) received ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award, 2009
  • Nick McKeown (Stanford University; 2008 grant) received IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communication Award, 2009
  • Students from Shanghai Jiaotong University have been crowned the 2010 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Champions. Shanghai Jiaotong and 3 other Chinese universities that placed in the top 15 are Google partner universities in China, 2 of which were recipients of Google research awards
We're glad to have been a part of making these fantastic accomplishments possible. More information on our research award program can be found on our website.