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. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE; and was a 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 IBM, Verity and Yahoo.