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Umesh Hodeghatta

College of Professional Studies
Northeastern University

Dr. Umesh Hodeghatta Rao is an Engineer, a Scientist, and an Educator. He is a faculty member at Northeastern University, USA, specializing in Analytics, AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Big Data Analytics and Cyber Security.  He is also a Data Science/AI Practitioner, consulting advisor to various organizations including Walmart, United Health Group, AT &T, Greenwich.HR, ThoughtData, etc. He has more than 25 years of work experience in technical and senior management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Cisco Systems, McAfee, and Wipro. He was also a faculty member at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India. 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 an organization’s information security based on his expertise on Information Security and Machine Learning. As a Chief 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.


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

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