- Faculty of Arts and Sciences
- Professor of Professional Practice in Applied Analytics in the Faculty of Professional Studies
Siddhartha Dalal is an affiliated member of Statistics Department. Prior to joining Columbia University in 2017, he was Chief Data Scientist and Senior Vice President at AIG in charge of research and development (R&D) that included creation and application of artificial intelligence (AI), Statistics and CS to Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Sensors/IOT for managing risks. He came to AIG from RAND Corporation where he was the Chief Technology Officer and from Xerox as the Vice President of Research, starting his career at Bell Labs and Bellcore where he was Chief Scientist and Executive Director.
Dr. Dalal has over 125 peer-reviewed publications, patents, and monographs covering the areas of risk analysis, medical informatics, Bayesian statistics and economics, image processing, and sensor networks. At Rand, he was responsible for the creation of technology and spinning-off of Praedicat, Inc., a casualty insurance analytics company measuring and quantifying environmental risks. He has received several awards including from IEEE, ASA, and ASQ for his work on risk analysis of challenger disaster and for measuring and managing software risks. Dr. Dalal is a member of the Army Science Board appointed by Secretary of Defense to advise Army on Technologies.