Ricardo Baeza-Yates

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Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Born 1961 (age 54–55)
Fields Computer science
Institutions University of Chile
Pompeu Fabra University
Yahoo! Labs
Alma mater University of Waterloo
Doctoral advisor Gaston Gonnet
Notable awards ACM Fellow,
IEEE Fellow

Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates (born March 21, 1961) is a Chilean computer scientist and currently CTO in NTENT, a semantic search company in South California. Until February of 2016 he was 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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