Brad Calder is a Distinguished Engineer leading the development team for Windows Azure Storage, which provides a massively scalable and reliable storage service for accessing Blobs, Tables, Queues, Disk/Drives. Before coming to Microsoft in 2006, he was a tenured full Professor at University of California, San Diego in the CSE Department where he graduated 14 PhD students, published over 100 papers in the areas of systems, architecture and compilers, and was a recipient of an NSF CAREER award. He is co-founder of the following startup companies: Entropia Inc. (high performance computing) and TracePoint Inc. (program analysis tools for x86). Before UCSD, he worked as a Principal Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation's Western Research Lab. Brad received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Mathematics from University of Washington in 1991, and his Ph.D. from University of Boulder, Colorado in 1995.