Resume : Cristobal Baray


A challenging position designing, implementing and managing uniquely satisfying applications. Artificial intelligence (adaptive) and educational projects are of special interest to me.

Work Experience

Yahoo! Sports 2004-present
Influential team member of the Yahoo! Sports group as we increased our revenue 10x during my first 4 years. We also became the #1 sports site on the web.
Dejima Inc 2000-2004
Held titles of senior software architect, principal engineer, and technical manager; reported to CTO or VP of engineering. Worked across all aspects of the Dejima product line.


Indiana University, Bloomington : 1994-1999
Ph.D. Cognitive Science
Ph.D. Computer Science
Thesis title : Evolution of Coordination in Reactive Multi-Agent Systems
Funding: National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Traineeship
Six-year NSF fellowship providing full support for dissertation research in robotics and intelligent control.
University of California, San Diego : 1989-1994
B.S. Cognitive Science
B.S. Computer Science

Teaching Experience

Robotics instructor, Digital Media Academy
Led a week long robotics course for teens in the summer of 2007 and 2009. Course developed the fundamentals in robot design utilizing the Lego NXT Mindstorms kit. Introduced the class to basic problem solving techniques across multiple domains: hardware, mechanics, and software.
Advisor, Knownspace Project at Indiana University
Architecture design team member of the Knownspace project, an ambitious project aimed at replacing the user's desktop with an adaptable, customizable data manager. Performed supervisory role in the implementation of the application and for some advanced topics, implemented the Java code myself.
Teaching Assistant, UCSD
Served as teaching assistant in an undergraduate course on cognitive linguistics.
Workshop leader for McNair Scholars Program, UCSD
Tutored minority and under-privileged computer science majors in discrete mathematics, combinatorics, graph theory, and compiler theory. Assisted in creating support groups for students.

Publications and Presentations

Presented and published research work at several refereed, international conferences focused on software engineering, parallel and distributed computing, complex systems, multi-agent systems, intelligent information systems, and semiotics. Projects presented included a new genetic algorithm design architecture, which emphasizes the user interface and experience; a distributed genetic algorithm; autonomous agent resource allocation algorithms; and the evolution of coordination in a multi-agent environment.