1994 UW CSE Ph.D. alum Chandu Thekkath has been named Managing Director of Microsoft Research India.
Chandu is currently Director/Principal Researcher at MSR Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California. He is well known in the research community for his work in operating systems, networks, distributed systems, and computer architecture. He has contributed to key technology transfers between MSR and Microsoft product groups such as the Hotmail team. He has also played many management roles in MSR. He is also a familiar face to MSRI, visiting frequently from the early days of the lab, helping to see it blossom. He starts in India on Aug 1.
Learn more about Chandu here.