Shital Shah has been working at Microsoft since 2005, most recently at Microsoft Research AI. He has over 20 years of professional software development experience in various roles, including developer, technical lead, architect, and engineering manager. Before coming to MSR AI, most recently he worked at Bing where he co-founded and managed the team which designed and developed distributed a large scale machine learned clustering platform that drives a critical segment of the Bing search engine. He is passionate about robotics and ecstatic with all the possibility that arises from autonomous systems. At MSR, Shital is contributing as a member of the Aerial Informatics and Robotics group with interests in deep learning, reinforcement learning, computer vision and autonomous vehicles.
Outside of the office, he enjoys hiking and rock climbing, with occasional dabbling in spelunking. He also participates in astronomy and star gazing events through local clubs as the time and Seattle skies permit.