Bikash Koley is a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Network Architecture, Engineering and Planning at Google. Bikash is responsible for designing and building out the global network infrastructure, spanning data-centers, backbones, optical and content delivery layers, that fuels every Google application and Google Cloud Platform. His team oversees Google's software defined networking evolution, network technology strategy, networking research and innovation as well as scaling and operation of the network infrastructure, enabling ubiquitous programmability and very high reliability. Bikash’s responsibilities also include network modeling, measurement, analysis, optimisation and planning.
Prior to Google, Bikash was the CTO of Qstreams Networks, a company he co-founded. He also spent several years at Ciena Corporation in various technical roles developing DWDM and Ethernet technologies.
Bikash is a frequent speaker in conferences and industry forums. He has published many research papers and received 10+ patents related to networking technologies.
He received a BTech from IIT, India; and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park, all in Electrical Engineering.