Portrait of Shital Shah

Shital Shah

Principal Research Engineer


Shital Shah is Principal Research Engineer in Reinforcement Learning group at Microsoft Research, Redmond. His interests include simulation, robotics, deep learning and reinforcement learning. He has been working at Microsoft for 15 years contributing in architecture, design and development of large scale distributed machine learning systems. He has worked in various roles in research and engineering at Microsoft including technical lead, architect, engineering manager and more recently as a research engineer. Previously at Bing, he founded and lead the team to develop distributed machine learned clustering platform for web-scale data. At Microsoft Research, he conceived and lead the development of AirSim, a physically and visually realistic cross platform simulator for AI research. He also is the author of TensorWatch, a tool for debugging and visualization for data science and deep learning practitioners. Most recently, he co-authored Archai, the platform for Network Architecture Search (NAS) to accelerate research in this field and make it more widely accessible.