Victor Bahl is a Principal Researcher and the Manager of the Mobility & Networking Research (MNR)
Group. MNR’s mission is to invent & research technologies that make Microsoft’s networks, services and
devices indispensable to the world. The group focuses on basic and applied research in all areas
related to networked systems and mobile computing with emphasis on inter-disciplinary research.
Researchers collaborate to work on hard problems, build proof-of-concept systems, engage with
academia, publish scientific papers, publish software for the research community, and
transfer cutting-edge technologies to Microsoft’s product divisions.
Prior to MNR, Victor founded the Networking
Research Group and served as its manager for 9 years. He continues to help shape Microsoft's long-term vision
related to networking technologies through research and associated policy engagement with governments and
research institutions around the world.
His personal research span a variety of topics in mobile computing, wireless systems design,
cloud services and datacenter / enterprise networking & management. He has built and deployed
several seminal and highly cited networked systems, with over 17,500 citations; he has authored
120 peer-reviewed papers and
he has won best paper awards at SIGCOMM and CoNext and has delivered over
30 keynote & plenary talks; he is the founder and past Chairperson of
ACM SIGMOBILE, the founder and steering committee
chair of the MobiSys; and
the founder and past Editor-in-Chief of ACM
Mobile Computing and Communications Review. He has served as the
General Chair of several ACM and IEEE conferences including SIGCOMM, MobiCom, DySPAN, ISWC and ISWCS,
and is serving on the steering committees of seven IEEE & ACM conferences & workshop, several of which
he co-founded. He has served as the chair of ACM's Outstanding Contributions Award committee
on mobility for sixteen years. on the board of over half-a-dozen journals;
on several NSF, NRC and FCC panels, and on over six dozen program committees.
Dr. Bahl has been IEEE Communications Society's Distinguished Lecturer (2007-09) and ACM's
Distinguished Speaker (2007-10). He received Digital's Doctoral Engineering Fellowship Award in 1995
and SIGMOBILE's Distinguished Service
Award in 2001. In 2004, Microsoft nominated him for the innovator of the year award. He received
Microsoft's Individual Performance Award, given to the highest performing employees in 2007, 2010 & 2011.
He became an
ACM Fellow in 2003, an
in 2008 and a AAAS Fellow in 2010.
Also in 2010 he received the IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineer
Award, and in 2011 the FCC Open Internet App. and the FCC People's Choice App
Awards. In 2012 he was honored as a Distinguished Alumni of UMASS Amherst.
When not working, he loves to read, travel, eat in fine restaurants, watch
competitive sports and action movies, and spend time drinking with friends and family.