Dr. Malini Bhandaru

Malini Bhandaru leads open source IoT efforts at VMware, actively contributing to EdgeX Foundry, and serving as co-chair of its Security Work Group. Prior to VMware, during her decade long career at Intel, she worked on a big data research platform for autonomous driving, OpenStack for cloud infrastructure management, Open Daylight for software defined networking, speeding cryptography in OpenSSL, and architecting Xeon server power and performance features. She worked on IoT long before it was hot at a startup. She has over 10 granted patents, a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from the University of Massachusetts. She is a STEM and child advocacy volunteer. She enjoys gardening.