Prabhakar Raghavan is a Vice President of Engineering at Google. Raghavan is the co-author of the textbooks Randomized Algorithms and Introduction to Information Retrieval; his research spans algorithms, web search and databases. He 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); and Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. In 2009, he was awarded a Laurea honoris causa from the University of Bologna. From 2003 to 2009, Raghavan was the editor-in-chief of Journal of the ACM. He holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Prior to joining Google, he worked at Yahoo! Labs. Before that, Raghavan worked at IBM Research and later became senior vice president and chief technology officer at enterprise search vendor Verity.