Praveen Rao - Mizzou Engineering

Praveen Rao

Praveen Rao

Associate Professor

225 Naka Hall

Phone: 573-884-4195


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Praveen Rao’s research interests are in the areas of Big Data systems, 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), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 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. He is a core scientist of the Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research funded by NIH. He serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for Ph.D. in Informatics. He is a Senior Member of the ACM and IEEE.


PhD from the University of Arizona
MS from the University of Arizona
BE from the University of Pune


Technical Focus

Big Data systems
Data science
Health informatics