Yahoo Labs Head Prabhakar Raghavan Resigns, Joining Google

Posted on Mar 5 2012 - 10:42am by Editorial Staff

Yahoo losing another charm over to the search giant Google – Yahoo Labs Head and the recent Head of Strategy Prabhakar Raghavan is leaving the company for Google. Yahoo confirmed the move. The departure just comes ahead of possibly deep cuts in his division. Raghavan worked with Yahoo for seven years. He is also a consulting professor of computer science at Stanford University.

According to his bio, Raghavan has “co-authored two textbooks, on randomized algorithms and on information retrieval.” The Berkeley PhD had been CTO at Verity and had held a number of jobs at IBM Research.

In a statement to AllThingsD, the company said: “Yahoo! thanks Prabhakar Raghavan for his dedication and contributions to Yahoo! for the past 7 years. We wish him well in his next endeavor. Ash Munshi, CTO, will assume leadership for Y! Labs.”

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