DJ Rao, Ph.D.

Dr. DJ Rao

Associate Professor

205 S Benton Hall
513-529-2544
raodm@MiamiOH.edu
pc2lab.cec.miamioh.edu

Research Interests

  • Parallel & distributed heterogeneous computing
  • Modeling & parallel simulation
  • Computational epidemiology & bioinformatics
  • Data analytics and visualizations
  • Applied Software Engineering & cybersecurity

Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science & Eng.
    University of Cincinnati
    2003
  • M.S., Computer Science & Eng.
    University of Cincinnati
    2000
  • B.E., Computer Science & Eng.
    University of Madras, India
    1996

Research Bio

Dr. Dhananjai (DJ) Rao earned a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Madras, India in 1996; a M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. Dr. Dhananjai (DJ) Rao earned a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Madras, India in 1996; a M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2003) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

DJ’s research interests include multi-scale modeling and bio-simulations, bioinformatics, applied machine learning, large-scale simulation, parallel discrete event simulation, concurrent data structures, and high-performance computing. His applied areas of research include: conventional and active networks, distributed computing, embedded computing, and parallel simulation of hardware description languages.

He was awarded the “Best Application Methdology” by DARPA in their Chikungunya epidemic forecasting challenge that ravaged millions of people in 51 countries in the Americas. He was awarded the Arthur Olson Generational Teaching Award in 2018 from the College of Engineering. While he was on faculty with the CSE Department at Miami University in 2005-2009 as visiting assistant professor, he received the outstanding professor award from the Miami ACM student chapter for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Academic Experience

  • Miami University, Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2005–2009.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Professor Award, Miami ACM Student Chapter, 2008.