Prabhakar Raghavan is Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice President, and Head of Yahoo! Labs, reporting to CEO Carol Bartz. In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Raghavan is responsible for developing the long-term corporate strategy and technical vision for Yahoo!.
As Head of Yahoo! Labs, Raghavan oversees one of the worldâ€™s premier industrial research labs and works to extend Yahoo!â€™s scientific leadership in several disciplines critical to innovation in consumer Web experiences and online advertising. At Yahoo! Labs he has overseen the growth of the research, applied science and academic relations functions globally, with major Yahoo! Labs centers of excellence in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Raghavan is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE, and Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. Prior to joining Yahoo! he was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Verity, before which he held various technical and managerial positions at IBM Research. Raghavan holds a Ph.D. from Berkeley and has been awarded the Laurea honoris causa by the University of Bologna. He is the author of textbooks on algorithms and on information retrieval, along with numerous papers and patents.