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Praveen Rao, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: CE736 CE&S Bldg., School of Medicine

Phone: 573-884-4195


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Home Department: Health Management & Informatics

Concentration: Health Informatics

Education: University of Arizona


Dr. Rao’s research interests are in the areas of big data, 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), 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.