Dr Venkata Narayana Padmanabhan

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research India

Areas of Interest:

Computer networking, wireless networking, mobile computing, sensor systems, Internet of Things.


Computer networking, Mobile Computing

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr. Venkata Padmanabhan's research in computer networking, wireless networking, Internet protocols and mobile computing has had significant impact on academic research, Microsoft's products and also industry wide practice. On the academic front, his research has spawned off several follow-on efforts and has resulted in well-cited 70 papers.
On the industry front, his research has resulted in multiple innovative technologies for which he has received 45 US patents. Some of these technologies have been transferred to products at Microsoft while others have had industry-wide impact.
He has played key professional leadership roles, helping place India on the global map in his areas of research and expertise..

Professional Experience:

  • Microsoft Research Redmond (USA) Researcher (1998-2005), Senior Researcher (2005-2007)
  • Microsoft Research India Senior Researcher (2007-2009), Principal Researcher (2009-present)


Research, computer networking, wireless networking, mobile computing, sensor systems, Internet of Things.


Contact Information


Microsoft Research India
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Phone: 08066586004
Mobile: +91 9901555002
Fax: 08066586058

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  • BTech, Computer Science and Engineering, 1993, IIT Delhi
  • MS, Computer Science, 1995, University of California, Berkley
  • PhD, Computer Science, 1998, University of California, Berkley


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • INAE Fellow, 2014 for "distinguished contributions to engineering".
  • IEEE Fellow, class of 2012 for "Contributions to Networked and Mobile Computing Systems".
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2009
  • Keynote Speaker, ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2010
  • Microsoft Achievement Award, 2006

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VI: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2014

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