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Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates is currently Director of Research (part-time) at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University, Silicon Valley campus, since January 2021. He is also a member of the DATA Lab at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. The rest of the time he does consulting for tech startups, companies and non-profit international institutions, particularly in responsible AI.

He is actively involved as expert in many initiatives, committees or advisory boards related to Responsible AI all around the world: Global AI Ethics Consortium, Global Partnership on AI, IADB's fAIr LAC Initiative (Latin America and the Caribbean), and ACM's US Technology Policy Committee. He is also a co-founder of OptIA in Chile, a NGO devoted to algorithmic transparency and inclusion, and member of the editorial committee of the new AI and Ethics Journal where he co-authored an article highlighting the importance of research freedom on AI ethics. Between 2019 and 2023 he was a member of Spain's Council of AI.

Between 2016 and 2020 he was CTO of NTENT, a search technology company based in Carlsbad, California. Previously, he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, based in Barcelona, Spain, and later in Sunnyvale, California, from January 2006 to February 2016. Between 2008 and 2012 he also supervised Yahoo Labs Haifa and between 2012 and 2014 Yahoo Labs London. Until 2005 he was the director of the Center for Web Research at the Department of Computer Science of the Engineering School of the University of Chile; and ICREA Professor and founder of the Web Science and Social Computing Research Group (formerly Web Research Group) at the Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies of Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. He maintains ties with both mentioned universities as a part-time professor. Finally, he is also an adjunct professor at the CS department of the University of Waterloo, Canada.  

His research interests includes algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web search and data mining, and data science and visualization.

He is ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow.

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NEW: Bias on the Web, CACM June 2018
Video of my Vienna Gödel Lecture at TU Wien on "Bias in the Web", Jun 2017

ASIS&T's 2012 Best Information Science Book Award: Second Edition of Modern Information Retrieval (Addison Wesley, 2011)

Contact | Selected Writings | Research | Links | Personal
Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Northeastern University
Silicon Valley
California, USA
  DTIC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Roc Boronat 138 (Tánger building)
08018 Barcelona
Catalunya, Spain
  Dept. of Computer Science
Universidad de Chile
Blanco Encalada 2120
6511224 Santiago, Chile




Publications (last updated in 2005, see my Google Scholar and DBLP profiles for up to date information)

Research Corner

Former Spin-off

  • Search in all the Chilean Web!: TodoCL. Study, relations, and map of the Chilean Web.
    This search engine was part of a Chilean spin-off in search technology: Barcino.

Selected Past Activities

Useful pointers

Applied Geography (old)

Pictures (old)

Instituto Luis Campino

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