Sujata Banerjee is at VMware Research as a senior staff researcher with responsibility as a research director for VMware external research programs. Her expertise is in topics related to software defined networking and network functions virtualization, and she is broadly interested in network automation and performance.
Prior to joining VMware in January 2017, she was a distinguished technologist and research director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Labs, leading a network systems research group which conducted research on enterprise, service provider and datacenter networks. Under her leadership, this group developed and transferred foundational technologies in software defined networking and cloud systems to HP business units.

Before HP Labs, she also enjoyed an academic career at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was a tenured associate professor as part of the Telecommunications program (now in the Informatics and Networked Systems department in the new School of Computing and Information at Pitt).