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Ranveer Chandra

Principal Researcher

Incubation on IoT Applications

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



More about my research is available in the following interview, and article. We also recently published a paper describing our White Space Deployments in Africa.

Key projects:

    • IoT Applications: Leading the end-to-end design and development of IoT Applications, with the first application on Agriculture.
    • Battery Research at Microsoft: Leading this effort since 2011. Shipped several innovations in products, such as Visual Studio and Windows. Two key research themes are: offload (MAUI, WearDrive, Somniloquy) and new battery architectures, e.g. Software Defined Batteries.
    • TV White Spaces: Started this project in 2005. Awarded MIT TR-35 Award for WhiteFi. Now working on worldwide deployments and policy.
    • Low Latency Wireless: Designed the XBOX One Wireless Controller Protocol. This is shipping on 10 million+ XBOXes,
    • VirtualWiFi: Ph.D. Thesis. This has led to the design of Wi-Fi Direct. Software has over half million downloads.

Ranveer Chandra is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research where he is leading an Incubation on IoT Applications. His research has shipped as part of multiple Microsoft products, including VirtualWiFi in Windows 7 onwards, low power Wi-Fi in Windows 8, Energy Profiler in Visual Studio, and the Wireless Controller Protocol in XBOX One. He is active in the networking and systems research community, and has served as the Program Committee Chair of IEEE DySPAN 2012, and ACM MobiCom 2013.

Ranveer is leading the battery research project, and co-leading the white space networking project at Microsoft Research. He was invited to the FCC to present his work on TV white spaces, 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. As part of his doctoral dissertation, Ranveer developed VirtualWiFi. The software has been downloaded more than 500,000 times and is among the top 5 downloaded software released by Microsoft Research. It is shipping as a feature in Windows since 2009.

Ranveer has published more than 60 papers, and filed over 100 patents, more than 65 of which have been granted by the USPTO. 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, ACM SIGCOMM 2009, IEEE RTSS 2014, and USENIX ATC 2015, 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.

For a more detailed CV, click here.

Selected Publications