Ricardo Baeza-Yates#

Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Membership Number:6465
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2021 - today Director of Research at the Institute for Experiential AI, Northeastern University at Silicon Valley, USA
  • 2006 - today Professor (part-time) at the Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • 2004 - today Professor (part-time) at the Dept. of Computing Sciences, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • 2017 - 2020 Director for Graduate Programs in Data Science (half-time), Northeastern University at SiliconValley, USA
  • 2006 - 2016 VP of Research, Yahoo Labs, Spain & USA
  • 2004 - 2005 ICREA Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • 1989 - 2004 Professor, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Fields of Scholarship
  • Algorithms
  • Responsible AI
  • Web search and mining
  • Machine learning
  • Information retrieval
  • Data Mining
  • Data science

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
  • 2019 Award Salvà i Campillo to the Person of the Year, Catalan Association of Telecommunications Engineers with the cooperation of the Association of Computing Engineers of Catalonia
  • 2018 National Research Award for applied research and technology transfer, Scientific Computing Societies of Spain & BBVA Foundation, Spain
  • 2012 Master inventor award, Yahoo
  • 2012 ASIS&T Best Information Science Book Award for the second edition of Modern Information Retrieval
  • 2011 IEEE Fellow for contributions to the development of computer science
  • 2010 National Award of the Chilean Association of Engineers
  • 2009 ACM Fellow for contributions to information retrieval algorithms and techniques
  • 2009 CLEI Distinction to Achievements in Informatics, given by the Latin American association of CS departments to people that has contributed to the development of Computer Science in the region
  • 2007 J. W. Graham Medal in Computing & Innovation given to distinguished alumni of the University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2004 Erskine Fellowship from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • 2003 Chilean Fulbright Commission Fellowship in Information Technology
  • 2002 Manuel Montt award to "Modern Information Retrieval" as the best technical book published by Chilean authors during 1997-2001
  • 2002 Corresponding member Chilean Academy of Sciences
  • 2001 Award from Informatics Magazine (IDG Chile) for the Development of IT in Chile
  • 1997 COMPAQ Award to the best Brazilian research article in CS published in 1996 (with Eduardo Barbosa and Nivio Ziviani), 1997
  • 1994 Award "Ramon Salas Edwards" of the Institute of Engineers of Chile to the best research on engineering on the last 4 years
  • 1993 Award of the Organization of American States (OAS) for young researchers in Exact Sciences
  • 1992 Award from PC Software magazine to the best Chilean software, SearchCity (with Pablo Palma)
  • 1985 Award "Marcos Orrego Puelma" of the Institute of Engineers of Chile to the best engineering student graduated in Chile during 1985

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