Garcia-Molina named to “Most Important Hispanics in Technology List”

Hector Garcia-Molina
Hector Garcia-Molina

HECTOR GARCIA-MOLINA, the Leonard Bosack and Sandra K. Lerner Professor in the School of Engineering, has been named to the “Most Important Hispanics in Technology List” by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology.

The editors of the magazine say they chose Garcia-Molina after “extensive research was done on thousands of employees from 100 candidate companies. HE&IT editors then evaluated and ranked the highest-achieving Hispanic executives, technologists and researchers in industry, government and academia – women and men who have demonstrated leadership on a broad front, in the workplace and in their communities.”

Garcia-Molina served as chair of the Department of Computer Science from January 2001 to December 2004. From 1997 to 2001 he was a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Stanford, he was a faculty member at Princeton. His research interests include distributed computing systems, digital libraries and database systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and master’s and doctoral degrees from Stanford. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.