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Sudipta Sengupta

Principal Research Scientist
Dr. Sudipta Sengupta is Principal Research Scientist at Microsoft Research, where his work over the last eight years has spanned non-volatile memory based systems, data deduplication, storage virtualization, data center networking, and peer-to-peer systems. His work on flash memory based key-value stores ships in SQL Server Hekaton, Azure DocumentDB, and Bing ObjectStore. His research on data deduplication has been incorporated into the new primary data deduplication feature in Windows Server 2012. He designed the network topology and routing algorithms for VL2, a modern data center network that introduced foundational ideas that have since been adopted across the cloud computing industry. Previously, Dr. Sengupta spent five years at Bell Laboratories, the Research Division of Lucent Technologies. 
Dr. Sengupta is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He was awarded the IEEE William R. Bennett Prize and the IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize for his work on oblivious routing of network traffic. At Microsoft, he received the Gold Star Award for leadership and contributions for Microsoft's long term success and the Microsoft Research Technology Transfer Award for shipping research ideas into Microsoft's products and services. At Bell Labs, he received the President's Teamwork Achievement Award for technology transfer of research into Lucent products. Dr. Sengupta received a Ph.D. and an M.S. from MIT (Cambridge, USA) and a B.Tech. from IIT-Kanpur (India), all in Computer Science. He was awarded the President of India Gold Medal at IIT-Kanpur for graduating at the top of his class across all disciplines.