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Siddhartha Dalal, Ph.D.

Professor of Professional Practice in Applied Analytics and Affiliated Faculty, Statistics Department in College of Arts and Sciences

Prior to starting as Professor of Professional Practice, Siddhartha (Sid) Dalal was Chief Data Scientist and Sr. VP at AIG, where he was 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 was the CTO. Dalal also was VP 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 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 Secretary of Defense to advise US Army on technology. He has received several awards including from IEEE, ASA, and ASQ.


  • P.h.D., University of Rochester
  • M.B.A., University of Rochester