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ECE Centennial Celebration


ECE Centennial Forum:
"The Future of Information Systems & Communications"

Victor Bahl

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Corp.

PhotoVictor Bahl is a Principal Researcher and founding Manager of the Networking Research Group in Microsoft Research. He is responsible for directing research activities that push the state-of-art in the networking of devices and systems. He and his group build proof-of-concept systems, engage with academia, publish papers in prestigious conferences and journals, publish software for the research community, and work with product groups to influence Microsoft’s products. 

His personal research interests span a variety of topics in wireless systems design, mobile networking, and network management. He has built and deployed several highly cited networked systems (with total of over 5000 citations) and has authored over 80 papers and 100 patent applications, 60 of which have issued.  He has delivered over a dozen keynote talks and he is the founder and past Chairperson of ACM SIGMOBILE; the founder and past Editor-in-Chief of ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, and the founder and steering committee chair of the Mobile Systems Conference.  He has served as the General Chair of SIGCOMM and MobiCom, and is serving on the steering committees of six IEEE & ACM conferences;  he has served on the board of over half-a- dozen journals;  on several NSF and NRC panels, and on over six dozen program committees. 

Dr. Bahl received Digital's Doctoral Engineering Award in 1995 and SIGMOBILE's Distinguished Service Award in 2001. In 2004, Microsoft nominated him for the innovator of the year award. He is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. More information about him is available at:

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