WSDM2011 Travel Grants

Grant Awardees

  • Google's Travel Award for Women
    • Yu Lu, UIUC, USA
    • Kira Radinsky, Technion, Israel
  • WSDM2011 Student Travel Grants
    • Michael Bendersky, University of Massachusetts, USA
    • Shuai Ding, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, USA
    • Samuel Huston, University of Massachusetts, USA
    • Nicolaas Matthijs, University of Cambridge, UK
    • Aditya Pal, University of Minnesota, USA
    • Gabriele Tolomei, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Important Dates

Date Description
November 11, 2010 Deadline for Google's Travel Award for Women
December 15, 2010 Notification of Google's Travel Award for Women
December 20, 2010 Deadline for WSDM2011 Student Travel Grants
January 10, 2011 Notification of WSDM2011 Student Travel Grants

WSDM 2011 Google Conference Travel Award for Women

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to women in computing and technology, we are pleased to announce the WSDM 2011 Google Conference Travel Award to encourage more female computer science students to attend and participate in WSDM 2011, on February 9-12 2011 in Hong Kong. We encourage all female computer science students interested in Web Search, Data Mining and related areas to apply.

Two award winners will receive:

  • a free registration for the conference and satellite workshops (accommodation not included)
  • $1000 US

To be eligible for a conference grant, candidates must be:

  • A female student enrolled in and pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical field related to web search and data mining
  • Maintain a strong academic background
  • Able to attend the full conference

How to Apply

The application is available at:

The final deadline is November 11, 2010.

Winners and Claim Process

The winners will be notified via e-mail by December 15, 2010, and their names will be published on the conference webpage. Winners will receive payment in person at WSDM 2011 by presenting the notification announcing the award to the Google representative. Pre-payment of the $1000 USD travel grant will not be provided.

WSDM2011 Student Travel Grants

As a result of conference sponsorship, we are offering a limited number of grants for students that want to attend the conference next February in Hong Kong.

The grant winners will receive reimbursement for up to US$750 in travel and registration expenses for attending WSDM 2011. All Ph.D. students interested in Web Search and Data Mining can apply.

To be reimbursed, awardees must register for (and attend) the main conference like other student participants. Expenses to be reimbursed can also include registration and housing for the workshops/tutorials. Students from Universities in Hong Kong are not eligible.

To apply, send, no later than December 20, 2010, an e-mail to with the subject “WSDM2011 Student Travel Grant Request” and include the following information:

  1. your CV, containing your research topic, advisor, list of publications, affiliation, contact information, etc.
  2. 1-page statement about why you wish to attend WSDM 2011

The winners will be notified by e-mail by January 10 and their names published on the conference web page. We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

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2/9 Workshops and tutorials
2/9 Reception
2/10 Opening ceremony
2/10 Keynote I, oral and poster presentations
2/11 Keynote II, oral and poster presentations
2/11 Excursion and banquet
2/12 Oral presentations
2/12 Closing ceremony

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