Siddhartha Dalal

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Adjunct Researcher
Off Site Office


Ph.D. in statistics, University of Rochester; M.B.A. in marketing, University of Rochester; B.S. in mathematical statistics, University of Bombay


Siddhartha Dalal is an adjunct staff member at the RAND Corporation. He previously served as RAND's chief technology officer (CTO). Dalal 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, Dalal served as senior advisor to the president on technology. Under his leadership, RAND developed several new systems for conducting research. He was also the principal technical architect behind a revolutionary early warning system developed by RAND for identifying toxic chemicals from among tens of thousands of chemicals.

Before joining RAND in 2007, Dalal was vice president of research at Xerox, in charge of Xerox's worldwide imaging and software services research. Dalal has also worked at Bell Laboratories and at Bellcore/SAIC/Telcordia Technologies, where he served as chief scientist and executive director.

Dalal received his B.S. from the University of Bombay and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

Recent Projects

  • The Information Analytics and Policy Automation initiative
  • Synthesizing automated learning and mining technologies and social interaction models to improve the policy analysis framework

Selected Publications

Siddhartha R. Dalal and Colin L. Mallows, "Factor-Covering Designs for Testing Software," Technometrics, 40(3), 1998

David M. Cohen et al., "The Combinatorial Design Approach to Automatic Test Generation," IEEE Software, 13(5), 1996

Siddhartha R. Dalal et al., "Risk Analysis of the Space Shuttle: Pre-Challenger Prediction of Failure," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 84(408), 1989