Praveen Rao, PhD

Praveen Rao, PhD

Health Management and Informatics

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Associate Professor of Health Management & Informatics
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

573-884-4195

Profile

Dr. Rao's research interests are in the areas of big data, data science, health informatics, and cybersecurity. Specifically, he focuses on developing scalable algorithms and software systems to extract meaningful insights from massive, diverse datasets. His research, teaching, and outreach activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), the University of Missouri System, University of Missouri Research Board, and companies. He is a Co-PI for the NSF IUCRC Center for Big Learning.

Academic Information

Associate Professor of Health Management & Informatics
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Office

1 Hospital Drive
CE-736 CS&E Bldg
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-4195

Areas of Expertise

  • Big data and analytics
  • Data science
  • Health informatics
  • Cybersecurity

Education & Training

Degrees

2007 PhD, Computer Science, University of Arizona
2001 MS, Computer Science, University of Arizona
1999 BE, Computer Engineering, University of Pune

Awards & Honors

  • N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creativity, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, 2018-2019
  • National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Award, Senior Fellowship Award, National Academies, 2016-2017
  • UMKC's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars, and Artists, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016
  • IEEE Senior Member, 2015
  • IBM Big Data & Analytics Faculty Award, IBM Corporation, 2013
  • IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award, IBM Corporation, 2010

Publications

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