George Varghese obtained his Ph.D in 1992 from MIT. He worked from 1993-1999 at Washington University, and from 1999 to 2012 at UCSD, both as professor of computer science. He won the ONR Young Investigator Award in 1996, and was elected to be a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2002. Together with colleagues, he has 20 patents awarded in the general field of Network Algorithmics --- a field which seeks to find solutions to Internet bottlenecks. Several of the algorithms he has helped develop have found their way into commercial systems including Linux (timing wheels), most Cisco routers (DRR), and Microsoft (IP Lookups). He also helped design the lookup engine for Procket's 40 Gbps forwarding engine, subsequently acquired by Cisco. His book "Network Algorithmics" was published in December 2004 by Morgan-Kaufman. In May 2004, he co-founded NetSift Inc. which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2005. He joined Microsoft Research in 2012 where he is a partner and principal researcher. He was the 2014 winner of the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award for his work in “algorithmics and its applications to high-speed packet networks”.