Speakers: Praveen Rao, PhD

Praveen Rao, PhD

Associate Professor
Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering
University of Missouri-Kansas City


Praveen Rao is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His research interests are in the areas of big data management and health informatics. His research, teaching, and outreach activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Missouri Research Board, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), and IBM. He is a recipient of the IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award (2010), the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award (2013), and UMKC’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars, and Artists (2016). He is a recipient of the National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Senior Fellowship Award (2016-2017). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.