Portrait of Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams

Senior Research Hardware Engineer


I’m an electronic engineer working on designing the next generation cloud infrastructure.  My current research is focused on storage and networking hardware. I help exploring and de-risking architectures that will efficiently store and give access to the next Exabytes of data stored in Azure. This often requires co-designing the software with the hardware.

Before joining Microsoft Research, I worked at Cambridge Consultants where I was involved in electronics projects covering all areas of the product life cycle and across a wide range of technology sectors.

I graduated from Magdalene College Cambridge where I am a College Lecturer.