Our guest: Ricardo Baeza-YatesFaculty c Northeastern University (Silicon Valley), founder of startups, author of textbooks and head of many Yahoo! laboratories. Immigrant from Chile. He lived and worked on four continents. IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow. [Wikipedia] [LinkedIn] [Twitter].

Topics in this episode include:

  • Amazing and humorous stories every 5 minutes in the episode!
  • A turbulent childhood with a debilitating illness.
  • He grew up under the famous dictatorship of Pinochet.
  • Take four degrees at once in college while supporting a family.
  • Computers in Chile in the 70s and 80s.
  • Seeking political asylum in the United States / Canada.
  • Inventing an imaginary co-author for ethical reasons.
  • Experience in both academia and industry.
  • Experience in working on 4 continents.

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Episode 35 | Ricardo Baeza-Yates Interview

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