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PROF Rao Kotagiri


  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Big Data Analytics, Information Retrieval, Cloud Computing, Network Security. (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data mining, Databases, Information Retrieval)



  • Current research interests 

    Machine Learning and Data mining
    Robust Agent Systems
    Information Retrieval
    Intrusion Detection
    Logic Programming and Deductive Databases
    Distributed Systems
    Bioinformatics and Medical Imaging   


Member of

  • IEEE. Member 2003 -
  • ACM. Life member 2002 -
  • IEAust. Fellow 1994 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2013-2015: S. Winter, M. Savelsbergh, M. Wallace, L. Kulik, R. Kotagiri, R. Thompson and C. Duffield, 'Integrated Mobility on Demand in urban transport infrastructures', ARC LInkage Project with VicRoads, Yarra Trams, Haasz technology Pty Ltd, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Limited, Victorian Department of Transport, Australian Research Council, ARC funding 330K

    2007-2009: R. Sinha and R. Kotagiri, 'Efficient algorithms for in-memory sorting, searching and indexing on modern multi-core cache-based and graphics processor architectures', ARC Discovery Project (DP0771504), $246K   


Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 1980
  • MEng, Indian Institute of Science 1974
  • BEng, Andhra University 1972

Awards and honors

  • DASFAA 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award, 2015
  • IEEE ICDM 2014 Outstanding Service Award, 2014
  • Distinguished Contribution Award, Australian Computing Research and Education (CORE) Society, 2009
  • Distinguished Contribution Award, Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD'07), 2007
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 2004
  • Australian Centenary Medal, 2001
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 1994
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia, 1991
  • Humboldt Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1983



Available for supervision

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