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Veena Mendiratta

Adjunct Professor


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Email Veena Mendiratta


Master of Science in Machine Learning and Data Science Program


PhD (Operations Research) - Northwestern University

BTech (Engineering) - Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

Research Interests

Professor Veena Mendiratta is a researcher, technology advisor, mentor, and speaker. She recently retired from Nokia Bell Labs and its earlier variants (AT&T, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent) as a Research Lead for Network Reliability and Analytics. Her work focused on the reliability and performance of telecom networks. Her research interests include telecom data analytics, system and network dependability analysis, network resiliency, software reliability engineering, and data visualization and visual analytics.

Selected Publications

Kim, Cheolmin, Veena B. Mendiratta, and Marina Thottan. "Unsupervised Anomaly Detection and Root Cause Analysis in Mobile Networks." In 2020 International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS), pp. 176-183. IEEE, 2020.

Mendiratta, Veena B. "Reliability Analysis in Telecommunications." Notices of the American Mathematical Society 67, no. 6 (2020).

Mendiratta, Veena, Zhuoran Liu, Mrinmoy Bhattacharjee, and Yu Zhou. "Detecting and Diagnosing Anomalous Behavior in Large Systems with Change Detection Algorithms." In 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering Workshops (ISSREW), pp. 47-52. IEEE, 2019.

Koo, Jaehoon, Veena B. Mendiratta, Muntasir Raihan Rahman, and Anwar Walid. "Deep reinforcement learning for network slicing with heterogeneous resource requirements and time varying traffic dynamics." In 2019 15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2019.

Gurbani, Vijay K., Dan Kushnir, Veena Mendiratta, Chitra Phadke, Eric Falk, and Radu State. "Detecting and predicting outages in mobile networks with log data." In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp. 1-7. IEEE, 2017.

Jagadeesan, Lalita J., and Veena Mendiratta. "Analytics-Enhanced Automated Code Verification for Dependability of Software-Defined Networks." In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering Workshops (ISSREW), pp. 139-145. IEEE, 2017.

Heegaard, Poul E., Bjarne E. Helvik, and Veena B. Mendiratta. "Achieving dependability in software-defined networking—a perspective." In 2015 7th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM), pp. 63-70. IEEE, 2015.

Phadke, Chitra, Huseyin Uzunalioglu, Veena B. Mendiratta, Dan Kushnir, and Derek Doran. "Prediction of subscriber churn using social network analysis." Bell Labs Technical Journal 17, no. 4 (2013): 63-76.

Doran, Derek, Veena Mendiratta, Chitra Phadke, and Huseyin Uzunalioglu. "The importance of outlier relationships in mobile call graphs." In 2012 11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, vol. 2, pp. 24-29. IEEE, 2012.

Liem, Michael, and Veena B. Mendiratta. "Mission critical communication networks for railways." Bell Labs Technical Journal 16, no. 3 (2011): 29-46.