Pradeep Sindhu founded Juniper Networks in February 1996, and has held several central roles in shaping the company. He currently serves as Chief Scientist and served as Chief Technology Officer for over 20 years and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for eight months when he founded the company. During that time, he played a central role in the architecture, design, and development of the M40 router.
Before founding Juniper Networks, Dr. Sindhu was a Principal Scientist and Distinguished Engineer at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he worked on design tools for VLSI and high-speed interconnects for shared-memory multiprocessors. His key roles in the architecture, design, and development of these machines led to the commercial development of Sun Microsystems’ first high-performance multiprocessor system family, which included the SS1000 and SS2000.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, as well as a master’s degree in the same discipline from the University of Hawaii. In addition, Dr. Sindhu holds both a master’s and a doctorate degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.