Ricardo Baeza-Yates

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Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates (born March 21, 1961) is a Chilean computer scientist and currently one VP of Research for Yahoo Labs, leading teams in United States, Europe and Latin America.

He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo with Efficient Text Searching, supervised by Gaston Gonnet and granted in 1989.[1]

His research interests include:

Dr. Baeza-Yates was awarded the J.W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation in 2007. In August 2008, Dr. Baeza-Yates was proposed for the Chilean National Prize in Applied Sciences (Premio Nacional de Ciencias Aplicadas)[citation needed] He was proposed again in 2010 and 2012. He is corresponding member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences (2003)[2] and founding member of the Chilean Academy of Engineering (2010). He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2009).[3] and an IEEE Fellow (2011).[4]


  1. ^ Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Member profile, Chilean Academy of Sciences, retrieved 2013-02-14.
  3. ^ ACM Fellow award citation, retrieved 2013-02-14.
  4. ^ "Introducing the 2011 Fellows: The IEEE Fellows class for 2011 has been announced", the Institute (IEEE), 7 March 2011 .

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