Ricardo Baeza

February 21, 2018
Academic Board

Ricardo Baeza


Current position
CTO of NTENT / CEO of NTENT Hispania / Member of the Strategic Advisory Board in Barcelona Technology School.

Data science research / Semantic search / Language understanding technology / Technology innovation.

Currently, he is the CTO of NTENT, a semantic search technology company located in California as well as CEO of NTENT Hispania, a R+D filial in Barcelona, Spain.

Until 2016 he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, first in Barcelona, Spain, and then in Sunnyvale, California, he technically leads projects in web search and data mining, multimedia retrieval, as well as native and sponsored search advertising, among other problems related to data science. As a manager, he also oversaw the Haifa lab for 5 years and started the London lab in 2012. He was also on the board of Yahoo Israel and Yahoo Hungary.

He is co-author of the best-seller Modern Information Retrieval textbook, published in 1999 by Addison-Wesley with a second enlarged edition in 2011, which won the ASIST 2012 Book of the Year award. He is also co-author of the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Algorithms and Data Structures, Addison-Wesley, 1991; and co-editor of Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Data Structures, Prentice-Hall, 1992, among more than 500 other publications.

He has received the Organization of American States award for young researchers in exact sciences (1993), the Graham Medal for innovation in computing given by the University of Waterloo to distinguished ex-alumni (2007), the CLEI Latin American distinction for contributions to CS in the region (2009), and the National Award of the Chilean Association of Engineers (2010), among other distinctions. Since 2010 he is a founding member of the Chilean Academy of Engineering.

In 2009 he was named ACM Fellow and in 2011 IEEE Fellow.


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