April 11, 2023
Praveen Rao has been honored with a Long Service Award from PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. Rao, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been an academic editor of the journal’s editorial board for more than five years.
Rao directs the Scalable Data Science (SDS) Lab at Mizzou, where his research focuses on big data management, data science, health informatics and cybersecurity. He is also director of graduate studies for the PhD in Informatics program.
Last month, he was tapped to be an associate editor for a newly approved journal under the umbrella of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM Transactions on Probabilistic Machine Learning will publish work around probabilistic methods that learn from data to improve performance on decision making or prediction tasks under uncertainty. Rao has been a senior member of ACM since 2020.