Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates
(born March 21, 1961) is a Chile
an-Catalan computer scientist
and currently part-time Director of Data Science of Northeastern University
at the Silicon Valley campus. He is also part-time professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
in Barcelona and Universidad de Chile
From June 2016 until June 2020 he was CTO of NTENT, a semantic search technology company. Before, until February 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.
His research interests include:
s and data structure
s. His contributions include algorithms for string search such as the Shift Or Algorithm
and algorithms for Fuzzy string searching
, inspiring also the Bitap algorithm
; co-author of the ''[http://www.dcc.uchile.cl/~rbaeza/handbook/hbook.html Handbook of Algorithms and Data Structures]'' with his former Ph.D. advisor Gaston Gonnet
* Information retrieval
. Co-author of ''[http://www.mir2ed.org/ Modern Information retrieval]'' Addison Wesley, , first edition in 1999 and a second edition in 2011 that won the 2012 book of the year award of the Association for Information Science and Technology
* Web search and mining. Baeza-Yates founded in 2002 and directed until 2005 the [http://www.cwr.cl/ Center for Web Research] in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Chile
. His latest work on this area focuses on bias on the Web, giving the Gödel
Lecture 2017 in Viena.
Dr. Baeza-Yates was awarded one of the Spanish national Computer Science awards in 2018
as well as the J.W. Graham Medal
in Computing and Innovation by the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2007.
In August 2008, Dr. Baeza-Yates was proposed for the first time to the Chilean National Prize in Applied Sciences ''(Premio Nacional de Ciencias Aplicadas)''. He has been proposed again most of even years when this award is given.
He is corresponding member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences (2003), founding member of the Chilean Academy of Engineering (2010), and corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2018).
He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
(2009). and an IEEE Fellow
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