Arjmand Samuel is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, working in the Windows Azure Internet of Things team. In his current role, Arjmand is involved in the design and development of Windows Azure IoT Hub, a scalable framework for connecting, monitoring and controlling millions of IoT assets.
In his previous role, Arjmand led external academic collaborations around devices and services research for Microsoft Research where he developed programs and research initiatives to harness the power of the Internet of Things, comprising of sensors and devices deployed in places we work, play and live in. His other research projects included software architectures and programming paradigms for devices of all shapes and forms. He has published in a variety of publications on topics of security, privacy, location aware access control and innovative use of mobile technology.
Prior to this, Arjmand was the security lead for Microsoft Windows Live, shipping two versions of Windows Live Messenger and associated services. Arjmand was faculty at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Science and Engineering (GIKI), teaching computer science and engineering courses; and faculty at Center of Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE). Arjmand was co-founder of Evolving Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, a startup for delivering bulk and interactive SMS-based advertising. He was also co-founder and founding manager of Center for Information Technology Development, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex.
Currently, Arjmand is a graduate faculty advisor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Purdue University, advising PhD students working in the areas of privacy and security. Arjmand represents Microsoft Corporation on the Corporate Advisory Board, Computer Science Department, Purdue University. He also holds an affiliate faculty position at the University of Washington.
Arjmand has a bachelors degree in avionics engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan; a masters degree in control engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China; and a PhD in Information Security from Purdue University, USA.