Umesh Hodeghatta

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Umesh R. Hodeghatta 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 and consulting advisor to various organizations, including Walmart, United Health Group, AT &T, Greenwich.HR, ThoughtData, etc. He has over 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 a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Oklahoma State University, USA and a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.  

Dr. Hodeghatta has published many journal articles in international journals and conference proceedings.  In addition, he has authored books titled "Practical Business Analytics Using R and Python" and “The InfoSec Handbook: An Introduction to Information Security” published by Springer Apress. Furthermore, 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 

He was Instrumental in setting up high-speed optical network, with the integration of Telephony and data, for the Xavier University campus. He has designed the data center and set up a DIGITAL UNIVERSITY.  

In his free time, he loves playing golf, flying airplanes, and nature photography.


PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2015)