PhD students Amit Sharma and Chenhao Tan were recipients of the 2012 Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program award. The Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate student researchers who have the greatest potential to make significant contributions and become thought leaders in their research fields. The award includes $5000 of unrestricted seed funding. Amit was honored in the Microeconomics and Social Systems area, Chenhao in the Search Experiences area. 30 awards were given overall.