Umesh R(ao). Hodeghatta, Ph.D.
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Dr. Umesh Hodeghatta Rao is an Engineer, a Scientist, and an Educator. He is a Chief Data Scientist at NU Sigma Analytics Labs and also a faculty member at Northeastern University, MA, USA, specializing in AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Big Data Analytics and Cyber Security.  He has more than 25 years of work experience in technical and senior management positions at Wipro, McAfee, Cisco Systems, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has his master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Oklahoma State University, USA and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. His research interest is applying AI Machine Learning to strengthen organization information security based on his expertise on Information Security and Machine Learning. As a Data Scientist, he is helping business leaders to make decisions and recommendations linked to the organization's strategy and financial goals, reflecting an awareness of external dynamics based on data driven approach.

Dr. Hodeghatta has published many journal articles in international journals and conference proceedings.  In addition, he has authored books titled "Business Analytics Using R: A Practical Approach" and “The InfoSec Handbook: An Introduction to Information Security” published by Springer Apress, USA. Dr. Hodeghatta has contributed his services to many professional organizations and regulatory bodies. Recently Dr.Hodeghatta was awarded a grant from the Spaceport consortium. The goal of this project is to improve techniques for collecting and analyzing data on wild blueberry plant physiology using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). (UMaine Space announces new seed grant awardees - UMaine News - University of Maine)

He was an Executive Committee member of IEEE Computer Society (India); Academic advisory member for the Information and Security Audit Association (ISACA), USA; IT advisor for the government of India; Technical Advisory Member of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) India; Advisory member of Task Force on Business Intelligence & Knowledge Management; He is listed in Who’s Who in the World in the year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He is also a senior member of the IEEE, USA. Further details about Dr. Hodeghatta is available at