Keynote Speakers

Ranveer Chandra

Ranveer Chandra

Managing Director, Research for Industry Partner Manager, Networking Research CTO, Agri-Food, Microsoft

Ranveer Chandra is the Managing Director for Research for Industry, and the CTO of Agri-Food at Microsoft. He also leads the Networking Research Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond. Previously, Ranveer was the Chief Scientist of Microsoft Azure Global. 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, Software Defined Batteries in Windows 10, and the Wireless Controller Protocol in XBOX One. His research also led to a new product, called Azure FarmBeats. Ranveer 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 has published more than 100 papers, and holds over 150 patents granted by the USPTO. His research has been cited by the popular press, such as the Economist, MIT Technology Review, BBC, Scientific American, New York Times, WSJ, among others. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has won several awards, including best paper awards at ACM CoNext 2008, ACM SIGCOMM 2009, IEEE RTSS 2014, USENIX ATC 2015, Runtime Verification 2016 (RV’16), ACM COMPASS 2019, and ACM MobiCom 2019, 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). He was recently recognized by the Newsweek magazine as America’s 50 most Disruptive Innovators (2021). Ranveer has an undergraduate degree from IIT Kharagpur, India and a PhD from Cornell University.


Vijay K Garg

Vijay K Garg

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Director, Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory, UT Austin.

Vijay Garg is a Cullen Trust Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an IEEE Fellow and is the director of the Parallel and Distributed Systems laboratory at UT Austin. His research contributions are in the areas of distributed algorithms, global predicate detection, distributed debugging and simulation, fault-tolerance, lattice theory and supervisory control of discrete event systems. His research has been supported by NSF, IBM, Texas Advanced Research Program, TRW, SRC, and Compaq among others. He has received Lepley Teaching Award (ECE Departmental Teaching Award, 2015), Departmental nomination for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching (2015), UT Outstanding Inventor (2011), Best Paper Award at 17th International Conference on Runtime Verification (RV'2017), Best Paper Award at 12th SSS (2010) etc.