IBM Fellow and CTO, Security Research, IBM Research
J.R. Rao is an IBM Fellow and CTO for the Security Research team at IBM. Based at the IBM Thomas. J. Watson Research Center, the global team comprises more than 200 researchers who work in the areas of AI Security, Cybersecurity, Cloud and Systems Security, Information Security and Cryptography. JR works closely with customers, academic partners and IBM business units to drive new and innovative technologies into IBM's products and services and definitive industry standards. The goal of his research is to significantly raise the bar on the quality of security while simultaneously easing the overhead of developing and deploying secure solutions.
Dr. Rao has published widely in premier security conferences and workshops and holds numerous US and European patents. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, emeritus member of IFIP's Working Group 2.3 (Programming Methodology) and the Industry Advisory Board of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. Dr. Rao obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a B. Tech degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.