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Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan


Global Research Head, Yahoo!


Prior to joining Yahoo!, Raghavan was senior vice president and chief technology officer of Verity, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise search software that enables organizations to discover, analyze and process all of the digital information within their enterprises. Prior to Verity, he worked for 14 years in a variety of technical and managerial positions at IBM, including head of the Computer Science Principles (CSP) department at IBM’s Almaden Research Center.

“Prabhakar’s extensive experience in search and text mining and in pioneering valuable technologies for the Web will help further Yahoo!’s commitment to scientific research, innovation and invention,” said Fayyad. “Our goal is to build the world’s strongest research organization to establish new sciences and provide global thought leadership in areas that are core for Yahoo! and for how consumers use interactive media, including, among others, Information Navigation, Social Media, Mobility, and online communities.”

Raghavan is the author of a well known textbook on algorithms, titled “Randomized Algorithms,” and has published over 100 papers in various fields including algorithms, optimization, Web search and databases. Raghavan also holds over a dozen patents, including several on link analysis for web search.

Raghavan holds a Ph.D from the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from IIT in Madras, India.

Read more about Dr Raghvan from his site.

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