Prabhakar Raghavan receiving a Laurea honoris causa from the University of Bologna, 2009
|Born||citation needed]September 25, 1960 [|
University of California Berkeley,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
|Alma mater||University of California Berkeley,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
|Thesis||Randomized Rounding and Discrete Ham-Sandwich Theorems: Provably Good Algorithms for Routing and Packing Problems (Integer Programming) (1987)|
|Doctoral advisor||Clark D. Thompson|
Prabhakar Raghavan is a Vice President of Engineering at Google. His research spans algorithms, web search and databases  and he is the co-author of the textbooks Randomized Algorithms with Rajeev Motwani and Introduction to Information Retrieval. 
Prior to joining Google, he worked at Yahoo! Labs. Before that, Raghavan worked at IBM Research and later became senior vice president and chief technology officer at enterprise search vendor Verity.
Awards and Honors
Raghavan is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 2009, he was awarded a Laurea honoris causa from the University of Bologna. From 2003 to 2009, Raghavan was the editor-in-chief of Journal of the ACM.
In 1986, Raghavan received the Machtey Award for Best Student Paper. In 2000, he was named a fellow of the IEEE; received the Best Paper Award at the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems; and received the Best Paper Award at the Ninth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW9). In 2002, Raghavan was named a fellow of the ACM. He received the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award, UC Berkeley Division of Computer Science. In 2008, Raghavan was made a member of the National Academy of Engineering. and In 2009, he was awarded a Laurea honoris causa from the University of Bologna. In 2012 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the IIT Madras.
- "Randomized Rounding And Discrete Ham-Sandwich Theorems: Provably Good Algorithms for Routing and Packing Problems". UC Berkeley. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
Advisor: Clark D. Thompson
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- Raghavan, Prabhakar; Motwani, Rajeev (1995). Randomized algorithms. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-47465-5.
- Raghavan, Prabhakar (2012). "Rajeev Motwani (1962-2009)". Theory of Computing 8: 55–57. doi:10.4086/toc.2012.v008a003.
- Schütze, Hinrich; Christopher D. Manning; Raghavan, Prabhakar (2008). Introduction to information retrieval. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-86571-9.
- List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server
- Broder, A.; Kumar, R.; Maghoul, F.; Raghavan, P.; Rajagopalan, S.; Stata, R.; Tomkins, A.; Wiener, J. (2000). "Graph structure in the Web". Computer Networks 33: 309. doi:10.1016/S1389-1286(00)00083-9.
- Prabhakar Raghavan from the ACM Portal
- Prabhakar Raghavan from the Scopus bibliographic database.
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