Siddhartha (Sid) Dalal is a Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Prior to joining Columbia he was Chief Data Scientist and Senior Vice President at AIG in charge of R&D that included creation and application of 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 CTO. Dalal also was Vice President of Research at Xerox, overseeing their worldwide imaging and software services research, and Bell Labs and Bellcore/SAIC as Chief Scientist and Executive Director. Dalal has an MBA and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester with over 100 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. Dalal is a member of US Army Science Board, an advisory board of 20 scientists appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to advise the U.S. Army on technology. He has received several awards including from IEEE, ASA, and ASQ.