Venkat N. Gudivada, Ph.D.

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SciTech Bldg, Room C-106
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

phone: (252) 328 - 9693

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. – Sage Patanjali

I am Chairperson and Professor in the Computer Science Department at East Carolina University. Prior to this, I was Founding Chair and Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering (formerly Weisberg Division of Computer Science) at Marshall University and also worked as a Vice President for Wall Street companies in New York city for over six years including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and GoldenSource) (formerly Financial Technologies International).

Cognitive computing is the science and engineering of making computer systems that can think and solve ill-defined and difficult problems the way humans do.

My previous academic tenure includes work at the University of Michigan, Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri), and Ohio University.

An array of new systems for data management have emerged in recent years to address application-related needs. The new systems are variously referred to as NoSQL, Not Only SQL and NewSQL. They provide performance at scale in a cost-effective manner. Typically, they are open-source, distribute and replicate data across multiple nodes, and run on cluster computers.

My current research interests are in cognitive computing, computational linguistics/NLP, information retrieval, automated question generation, data management and NoSQL systems, and personalization of learning.

My research has been funded by NSF, NASA, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Navy, U.S. Army Research Office, Marshall University Foundation, and West Virginia Division of Science and Research. I have published over 110 articles in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (now, School of Computing & Informatics) at the University of Louisiana (Lafayette).

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