Victor Bahl is a technical fellow and chief technology officer of Azure for Operators in Microsoft Strategic Missions and Technologies division. Prior to this, he was the founding director of networking research in Microsoft and a member of the senior leadership team in Microsoft Research. With over 35 years of industry and research experience, Dr. Bahl advises Microsoft’s CEO and senior leadership team on long-term strategy related to NextG, edge computing, cloud infrastructures, networked systems, mobile computing & wireless systems. He is the original inventor of the edge computing paradigm and architecture and thought leader behind industry-wide edge computing products. He is also one of the architect of the telecommunications and cloud convergence strategy that led to the creation of Azure for Operators business.
Dr. Bahl has delivered numerous foundational technologies to Azure, XBOX and Windows that span the industry. They shaped new datacenter architectures, new networking protocols and optimizations, new network management systems and new consumer experiences. His evangelism and technical contribution and advocacy of dynamic spectrum access led to the United States FCC opening up 180 MHz of spectrum for unlicensed use. He has published over 125 papers with over 70,000 citations; he is the author/co-author of over 200 patents, and has won three test of time and four best paper awards. For his professional and research leadership he has received numerous prestigious awards including four lifetime achievement awards from the ACM and IEEE organizations. He is the founder/co-founder of ACM SIGMOBILE, MobiSys, GetMobileand several other important conferences and journals. Dr. Bahl is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.