Siddhartha (Sid) previously served as the chief technology officer (CTO) at RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. At RAND, he was responsible for creating and coordinating strategies and architecture for new technology research and platforms; and for developing potential paths to commercialization, including product licensing and development. Prior to this, Sid served as senior adviser to the RAND President on technology, launching a major initiative in “big data” research systems. He was also the principal technical architect behind a revolutionary early warning system developed by RAND for identifying toxic chemicals among tens of thousands of other compounds which resulted in a first ever spin-off from RAND. Before joining RAND in 2007, Sid was vice president of research at Xerox, in charge of Xerox's worldwide imaging and software services research. He has also worked at Bell Laboratories and at Bellcore/SAIC/Telcordia Technologies, where he served as Chief Scientist and Executive Director. Sid has coauthored over 100 peer reviewed publications and holds patents related to software and network engineering and testing, machine learning, risk analysis, data/document mining, and statistical and econometrics modeling. He is also currently on the board of a start up, Praedicat Inc. Dalal received his B.S. from the University of Bombay and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. More detailed information can be found here.