Portrait of Victor Bahl

Victor Bahl

Technical Fellow & Chief Technology Officer, Azure for Operators

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I have moved to Azure as TF & CTO of AFO, a newly formed business adventure within Microsoft. You can read my short LinkedIn post about this (I wrote it for colleagues, friends & family.) I haven’t had the time to update these pages but will do so soon.

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I have one of the best jobs in the industry – pursuing un-tethered research, setting the vision, shepherding brilliant researchers and helping shape Microsoft’s long-term strategy through research, industry partnerships, and associated policy engagement with governments and research institutions around the world.

I pursue research in a variety of topics including: 5G (converging cloud & communications industries), edge computing, live video analytics, mobile computing, wireless systems, cloud services and data center networking & management. Over my career I have built a number of seminal and highly-cited systems, published prolifically in top computer science conferences and journals, authored/co-authored over 165 U.S. patents, given close to five dozen keynotes (including a commencement speech at a major public university), received several prestigious awards and honor (including four lifetime achievement awards), and engaged in significant professional and company-wide leadership activities.

Me and My Research (2013) | Commencement Address (2018) | Dynamic Spectrum and TV White Spaces | Curriculum Vitae | Scholar | Wikipedia | 300 DPI Photo | What is my name? | Computing For All | Computing Kids

On a personal front, my wife Ritu is the founding CEO of Computing Kids whose mission is to empower every student in every school by teaching them computer science and its applications. Also, Ritu & I co-founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit Computing For All, dedicated to increasing and enhancing computer science education for students of all ages and from all backgrounds.