Swansea University
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Professor Hejamadi Rao

Distinguished Research Professor (Fractional), Business

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792

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Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


H. Raghav Rao is a Distinguished Research Professor in Swansea University’s Business Department on a fractional basis. He is also AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business, and he holds a courtesy appointment as full professor in the UTSA Department of Computer Science. Prior to working at UTSA, Professor Rao was the SUNY Distinguished Service Professor at the University at Buffalo. He graduated from Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Management information systems
  • Decision support systems
  • E-business
  • Emergency response management systems
  • Information assurance

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Information Assurance.


Professor Rao’s interests are in the areas of management information systems, decision support systems, e-business, emergency response management systems and information assurance.

Award Highlights

Professor Rao was the inaugural recipient of The Bright Internet Award for his contributions to the information systems discipline by KMIS, the Korea Society of Management Information Systems. In 2018 Professor Rao was awarded the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award for significant service contributions to the field of information systems and information systems security. In November 2016, Professor Rao received the prestigious Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award (Class of 2016) for outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.


Professor Rao has chaired sessions at international conferences and presented numerous papers. He also has co-edited four books, including Information Assurance Security and Privacy Services and Information Assurance in Financial Services. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 technical papers, of which more than 125 are published in archival journals.