Ranveer Chandra

Senior Researcher

Mobility and Networking Research


Tel: (425) 706-7034
Fax: (425) 936-7329



Ranveer Chandra is a Senior Researcher in the Mobility & Networking Research Group at Microsoft Research. His research is focused on mobile devices, with particular emphasis on wireless communications and energy efficiency. Ranveer has been responsible for shipping his research as part of multiple Microsoft products, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, and XBOX. He is active in the networking and systems research community, and most recently served as Program Committee Chair of IEEE DySPAN 2012, and ACM MobiCom 2013.

As part of his doctoral dissertation, Ranveer developed VirtualWiFi. The software has been downloaded more than 400,000 times and is among the top 5 downloaded software released by Microsoft Research. It is shipping as a feature in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Ranveer is also leading the white space networking project at Microsoft Research. He was invited to the FCC to present his work, and spectrum regulators from India, China, Brazil, Singapore and US (including the FCC chairman) have visited the Microsoft campus to see his deployment of the world's first urban white space network.

Ranveer has published more than 45 papers, and filed over 70 patents, 20 of which have been granted. His research has been cited by the popular press, such as CNET, MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, New York Times, WSJ, among others. He has won several awards, including best paper awards at ACM CoNext 2008 and ACM SIGCOMM 2009, the Microsoft Research Graduate Fellowship, the Microsoft Gold Star Award, the MIT Technology Review's Top Innovators Under 35, TR35 (2010) and Fellow in Communications, World Technology Network (2012). Ranveer has an undergraduate degree from IIT Kharagpur, India and a PhD from Cornell University.

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Selected Publications