News
News
7/28/2005
03:59 PM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Yahoo Hires Former IBM Researcher

Yahoo Inc. said it has hired Prabhakar Raghavan to lead research areas including search and information navigation, social media, community, personalization, and mobility.

Yahoo Inc. on Thursday said it has hired Prabhakar Raghavan, a former IBM researcher, to lead research areas of key interest to the web portal, including search and information navigation, social media, community, personalization, and mobility.

Raghavan, a 14-year veteran of IBM who led the Computer Science Principles department at Big Blue's Almaden Research Center, will report to Usama Fayyad, Yahoo's chief data officer and senior vice president.

"The appointment of Prabhakar into this key role at Yahoo! indicates the significant degree of importance Yahoo is placing on research," Terry Semel, chief executive of the Sunnyvale, Calif., company, said in a statement.

Raghavan left IBM to work as chief technology officer of Verity Inc., which develops enterprise search software. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Association for Computing Machinery, and a consulting professor of computer science at Stanford University.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014
InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and community news at InformationWeek.com.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.