Shital Shah has been working at Microsoft since 2005, most recently at Bing, before coming to MSR. He has over 18 years of professional software development experience in various roles, including developer, technical lead, architect, and engineering manager. At Bing 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 a focus on making cyber physical systems safe leveraging advances in Deep Learning, Computer Vision and Perception in general.

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 our skies permit.