Episode 35 | Ricardo Baeza-Yates Interview
Our guest: Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Faculty at Northeastern University (Silicon Valley), Startup Founder, Textbook author, and Head of multiple Yahoo! Labs. Immigrant from Chile. Has 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!
- Turbulent childhood with a debilitating illness.
- Growing up under the infamous dictatorship of Pinochet.
- Doing four degrees simultaneously in college, while supporting a family.
- Computing in Chile in the 1970s and 80s.
- Seeking Political Asylum in the US/Canada.
- Inventing an imaginary co-author for ethical reasons.
- Experiences working in both academia and industry.
- Experiences working across 4 continents.
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