U of M’s new GroupLens prof wins 2013 Yahoo ACE Award

Brent-HechtUniversity of Minnesota assistant professor of computer science and engineering Brent Hecht has received a 2013 Yahoo ACE (Academic Career Enhancement) Award this month for his research in the emerging field of geographic human-computer interaction.

“From idea to product innovation, Yahoo Labs is responsible for the algorithms behind the quality of the Web experience for hundreds of millions of users. The scientists at Yahoo Labs strongly believe that academic collaboration across a breadth of disciplines enhances the quality of those Web experiences. As such, Yahoo Labs scientists work to cultivate meaningful relationships with colleagues in academia to pioneer innovations that improve the Internet generally, and the Yahoo experience more specifically, in both evolutionary and revolutionary ways.”