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Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak Joins Hitachi Vantara Federal as Chief Data Scientist; Dave Turner Quoted

Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak

Hitachi Vantara Federal announced on Wednesday that Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak has joined the company as the chief data scientist. In the new role, Dr. Nayak will empower customers to better leverage their data through machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics.

“Dr. Nayak’s expertise and insight in developing mission-focused data strategies using the most advanced tools available in artificial intelligence and machine learning will be a great asset to our federal customers as well as our internal team,” said Dave Turner, president and CEO of Hitachi Vantara Federal.

With more than 20 years of experience in software and data science research and development, Nayak is an expert in data intelligence, machine learning and analytics within the government technology industry. Throughout her career, she has served as a resource in data, analysis, systems integration and computer science for various federal customers.

Before joining Hitachi Vantara Federal, Dr. Nayak served as the principal research engineer with Apogee Research LLC. With the company, she led the implementation of solutions for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on the System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation program and the Vetting Commodity IT Software and Firmware project.

Prior to Apogee, Nayak worked on the Momentum Financial project at CGI Federal Inc. as a technical and data architect solving the data challenges of civilian agencies, including the Departments of the Interior and State, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Dr. Nayak is the founder of the Northern Virginia Deep Learning Meetup and leads the partnership committee for Viz for Social Good. Nayak also serves as a reviewer with ACM Computing Reviews, Python conference SciPy and Grace Hopper Celebration in Computing.

Dr. Nayak graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and earned her Doctorate in Computational Sciences and Informatics from George Mason University.

About Hitachi Vantara Federal Corporation

Hitachi Vantara Federal, Corporation, implements data and analytics solutions that meet the federal government’s needs today and tomorrow. Hitachi Vantara Federal provides pathways to the cloud and converged IT systems through virtualization, storage and DCC to reduce IT complexity and increase the efficiency of the U.S. government.

Hitachi Vantara Federal is able to offer the best information and operation technology from across the Hitachi family to provide exceptional value to government agencies.

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