KK Rao is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with the Science and Technology team at IBM Research - Almaden in San Jose, California. He is responsible for the extraction and integration of polymer information from unstructured documents such as research publications and patents. He has been in the area of information extraction and integration since mid-2014, and has worked on multiple projects including sentiment extraction from analyst research reports and integration of financial information from a plurality of sources.
Earlier, he was a senior manager in the Storage Systems Research team at Almaden. He and his team worked on areas such as virtualization, server/storage synergy, scalability, performance, reliability and data integrity. Rao has been with IBM Research at Almaden since October 2002 and has made contributions to advanced RAID algorithms, scale-out storage systems, distributed storage, deferred maintenance and solid-state information systems.
Previously, he was the CTO of Mylex Storage Systems, a former IBM subsidiary building midrange storage subsystems and controllers. At Mylex, Rao was one of the key designers of a family of RAID controllers, of which Mylex shipped over a million units during the period from 1992 to 2002.
Rao has 35+ years of industry experience. He has a BSEE and MSEE from IIT Bombay.