Ricardo Baeza-Yates

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Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Ricardo Baeza-Yates portrait.jpg
Born 1961 (age 56–57)
Alma mater University of Waterloo
Awards ACM Fellow,
IEEE Fellow
Scientific career
Fields Computer science
Institutions University of Chile
Pompeu Fabra University
Yahoo! Labs
Doctoral advisor Gaston Gonnet
Doctoral students Gonzalo Navarro, Carlos Castillo, Barbara Poblete, Luz Rello, Diego Saez-Trumper, Lorena Recalde, Maria Rauschenberger
Website www.baeza.cl

Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates (born March 21, 1961) is a Chilean-Spanish computer scientist and currently CTO of NTENT, a semantic search company in South California.[1] Until February 2016, he was VP of Research for Yahoo! Labs, leading teams in United States, Europe and Latin America.[2]

He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo with Efficient Text Searching, supervised by Gaston Gonnet and granted in 1989.[3]

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)[7] and founding member of the Chilean Academy of Engineering (2010). He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2009).[8] and an IEEE Fellow (2011).[9]


  1. ^ "Former Yahoo! Chief Research Scientist Joins NTENT". Business Wire. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Baker, Loren (23 January 2006). "Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates Leading Yahoo Labs in Chile & Spain". Search Engine Journal. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ "dblp: Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates". DBLP Computer Science Bibliography. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Baeza-Yates, Ricardo; Gonnet, Gaston (1992). "A New Approach to Text Searching". Communications of ACM (first published at SIGIR 1989). 
  6. ^ "ASIS&T Book of the Year award winners". Association for Information Science and Technology. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Member profile, Chilean Academy of Sciences, retrieved 2013-02-14.
  8. ^ ACM Fellow award citation, retrieved 2013-02-14.
  9. ^ "Introducing the 2011 Fellows: The IEEE Fellows class for 2011 has been announced", the Institute, IEEE, 7 March 2011, archived from the original on 26 September 2013 .

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