Ritu Chadha

Ritu Chadha

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


Dr. Ritu Chadha is a senior research director at Perspecta Labs, where she manages the machine learning and data analytics department. She is focused on leading her team to develop advanced technical concepts, leveraging state-of-the-art analytics and big data to shape them into valuable solutions for important customer problems.

Over her career of more than 25 years at Bellcore, Telcordia, Applied Communication Sciences, Vencore Labs and Perspecta Labs, she has performed research in areas at the intersection of cybersecurity, data analytics, machine learning and wireless networking for customers including DARPA, U.S. Army Research Labs, U.S. Army CERDEC and other government as well as commercial customers.

Chadha is a pioneer in the area of policy-based network management and its application to the management of networks, especially wireless and mobile ad hoc networks. Chadha’s critical contribution was to leverage the latest advancements in these areas and use them to shape and guide the development of a new suite of successful products for IP network management.

Chadha received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, India, Master of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech and a doctorate. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has authored more than 100 conference and journal papers, is a co-inventor on seven patents and has written a book on the application of policy-based network management to mobile ad hoc networks. Chadha was elected a Telcordia Fellow in 2008 in acknowledgment of the significance of her contributions to Telcordia’s business in producing both leading-edge research and customer-focused results.

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