Dr. Veena Mendiratta is a researcher at Nokia Bell Labs (formerly AT&T, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent), based in Naperville, Illinois. Her research interests include system and network dependability analysis, software reliability engineering, programmable networks resiliency, and telecom data analytics. Current work is focused on telecom data analytics and on architecting next-generation communication networks for high performance and reliability. She is a member of the SIAM Visiting Lecturer Program, Life Member of SIAM, Senior Member of IEEE, Member of INFORMS; and was a Fulbright Specialist Scholar for 5 years during which time she visited universities in India, Norway and New Zealand. She holds a BTech in engineering from IIT-Delhi, India, and a Ph.D. in operations research from Northwestern University, USA.