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Ritu Chadha, Senior Research Director for Machine Learning and Data Analytics at Perspecta Labs   

Ritu Chadha

Senior Research Director

Perspecta Labs

Ritu Chadha, Senior Research Director for Machine Learning and Data Analytics at Perspecta Labs  

Ritu Chadha serves as senior research director for machine learning and data analytics at Perspecta Labs, a role she has held since June 2018. 

She is in charge of the company’s basic and applied research programs in artificial intelligence and machine learning with uses in other technologies including wireless networking, modeling and simulation, cybersecurity, text analytics and machine vision, the company said

Chadha also spearheads the business unit tasked to design and formulate advanced technical notions with applications of the latest analytics and data science to provide recommendations for customer concerns and problems. 

She spent eight years working at Perspecta's predecessors Applied Communication Sciences/Vencore Labs, serving as executive director and as senior research director.

She also held several roles at New Jersey-based telecommunications company Telecordia Technologies, which is currently known as iconectiv. During her 14-year tenure, she became a senior scientist, a director and an executive director. 

In her more than 25-year career, Chadha conducted and handled research in various emerging technologies focusing on advanced analytics and big data, primarily for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Research Laboratory and U.S. Army C5ISR Center. 

She is an advocate of policy-based network management leveraging on wireless and mobile systems. Her significant contribution was being able to maximize technological advancements to help produce the latest products and services in network operations. 

An author of over 100 journal papers and conference articles, Chadha earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, India. She held her master’s degree and a doctorate in computer science from Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina, respectively.

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