Prabhakar Raghavan is a Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google. His research spans algorithms, web search and databases and he is the co-author of the textbooks Randomized Algorithms with Rajeev Motwani and Introduction to Information Retrieval.
Prabhakar Raghavan receiving a Laurea honoris causa from the University of Bologna, 2009
|Born||September 25, 1960|
|Alma mater||University of California Berkeley,|
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
University of California Berkeley,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
|Thesis||Randomized Rounding and Discrete Ham-Sandwich Theorems: Provably Good Algorithms for Routing and Packing Problems (Integer Programming) (1987)|
|Doctoral advisor||Clark D. Thompson|
Early life and education
Raghavan's mother, Amba Raghavan, taught physics after earning a master's degree from Presidency College, Chennai. Raghavan himself holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Awards and honors
Raghavan is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). From 2003 to 2009, Raghavan was the editor-in-chief of Journal of the ACM.
In 1986, Raghavan received the Machtey Award for Best Student Paper. In 2000, he was named a fellow of the IEEE; received the Best Paper Award at the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems; and received the Best Paper Award at the Ninth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW9). In 2002, Raghavan was named a fellow of the ACM. He received the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award, UC Berkeley Division of Computer Science. In 2008, Raghavan was made a member of the National Academy of Engineering. and In 2009, he was awarded a Laurea honoris causa from the University of Bologna. In 2012 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the IIT Madras.
- "Randomized Rounding And Discrete Ham-Sandwich Theorems: Provably Good Algorithms for Routing and Packing Problems". UC Berkeley. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
Advisor: Clark D. Thompson
- "Prabhakar Raghavan". Executive Profile. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- Raghavan, Prabhakar; Motwani, Rajeev (1995). Randomized algorithms. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-47465-8.
- Raghavan, Prabhakar (2012). "Rajeev Motwani (1962-2009)" (PDF). Theory of Computing. 8: 55–57. doi:10.4086/toc.2012.v008a003.
- Schütze, Hinrich; Christopher D. Manning; Raghavan, Prabhakar (2008). Introduction to information retrieval. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-86571-5.
- Prabhakar Raghavan at DBLP Bibliography Server
- Broder, A.; Kumar, R.; Maghoul, F.; Raghavan, P.; Rajagopalan, S.; Stata, R.; Tomkins, A.; Wiener, J. (2000). "Graph structure in the Web". Computer Networks. 33 (1–6): 309–320. doi:10.1016/S1389-1286(00)00083-9.
- Prabhakar Raghavan author profile page at the ACM Digital Library
- Prabhakar Raghavan's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
- "My "Hidden Figures": Three Octogenarian Indian Women with Particle Physics, Python Programming and Music". Grandma Got STEM. March 15, 2018.
- Farber, Dan. "Yahoo's new search master". Between the Lines Blog. ZDNet. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan". Company Info. Yahoo! News Center. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "History". Journal of the ACM. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "IEEE Fellows: R". IEEE Fellows. IEEE. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Department of Computer Science 1999-2000 Annual Report". Cornell University. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "2000 IBM Research Computer Science Best Paper Awards". IBM Computer Science. IBM. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Verity Executive Prabhakar Raghavan Inducted as an ACM Fellow". News & Events. Autonomy.com. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Distinguished Alumni". Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "National Academy of Engineering Elects 65 Members and Nine Foreign Associates". News. National Academies. Retrieved 28 October 2011.