George Varghese is a Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science at UCLA. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from MIT after working at DEC designing DECNET protocols and products. From 1993-1999, he was a professor at Washington University, and at UCSD from 1999 to 2013. From 2012-2016, he was a Principal Researcher and Partner at Microsoft Research. He has also been on the advisory boards of Memoir, Jibe, Sanera, and SwitchOn, and consulted for ST MicroElectronics, AOL, and Fujitsu.
In May 2004, he co-founded NetSift Inc., where he was President and CTO. NetSift was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2005. In addition, several of the technologies he helped develop appear in commercial systems including Linux (timing wheels), the Cisco GSR (DRR), Microsoft Windows (IP lookups), and Procket’s 40 Gbps router (hardware lookup engine).
He won the IEEE Kobayashi Award for Computers and Communications in 2014, and the SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award for networking in 2014. He has been a Fellow of the ACM since 2002 and an ONR Young Investigator.