Umesh R(ao). Hodeghatta, Ph.D.
Phone: +1 408 757 0093 (USA)

Dr. Umesh Hodeghatta Rao is an acclaimed professional in the field of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Business Analytics. He is currently working as a Chief Data Scientist at NU-Sigma Analytics Lab and as a Professor at US University teaching Business Analytics/Machine Learning courses. He has his master’s degree in EE from Oklahoma State University, USA and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur with a specialization in Machine Learning and NLP. He has more than 25 years of work experience. He has held senior management positions at McAfee, Cisco Systems, and AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA and faculty position at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, . He has recently established IBM Big Data Analytics Lab and HP Research Lab at Xavier University.

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. 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 also a senior member of the IEEE, USA. Further details about Dr. Hodeghatta is available at