Portrait of Sharad Agarwal

Sharad Agarwal

Senior Researcher

About

I’m a Seattle-based computer science researcher & engineer. I’ve been at Microsoft Research for over 11 years, working on advanced & applied research in mobile computing, networking, and cloud services.

I’ve led projects in several areas, including wireless data traffic management, reducing latency in multiplayer gaming, and geo-distributed online services. I’ve co-authored over 35 technical publications, and co-invented over 40 issued and pending patents. I’ve worked closely with Microsoft business groups in my research, and have impacted Microsoft products, including Windows 10 and Windows Phone 8. I’ve served on over 30 committees for international conferences, workshops, journals and the NSF.

I’m an active angel investor in the Pacific Northwest.

You can find out more about me and contact me via my LinkedIn profile or my personal webpage.

Projects

VanLan: Investigating Connectivity from Moving Vehicles

Established: February 27, 2008

Our goal is to enable cheap and high-throughput wireless connectivity to moving vehicles in urban areas. Our goal is to enable cheap and high-throughput wireless connectivity to moving vehicles in urban areas. The available options for such connectivity today fall…