Rita is a principal engineer with the Industrial & Energy Solutions Division in the Internet of Things Group at Intel Corporation. Rita received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2006. She also holds a BE and ME degrees in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Rita’s career includes more than 15 years of industry experience, including engineering, management and research positions. Her interests include peer-to-peer and distributed networks, game theory, the use of machine learning in networking and social networks. Rita filed over 150 patents and published over 20 papers in acclaimed IEEE and ACM conferences and journals. She was also the recipient of several awards for both academic and industry achievements.