Ajay V. Bhatt is an Indian computer architect. He has been instrumental in driving definition and development of broadly adopted technologies such as USB (Universal Serial Bus), Accelerated Graphics Port, PCI Express, Platform Power management architecture and various chipset enhancements. Ajay Bhatt rose to fame through the 2009 TV advertisement of Intel where he was featured (portrayed by an actor) as the co-inventor of USB (Universal Serial Bus). After completing his graduation from India, Bhatt received his master's degree from The City University of New York. Bhatt joined Intel corporation in 1990 as a senior staff architect on the chipset architecture team in Folsom. He holds nine U.S. patents with several in various stages of filing. In 1998, 2003 and 2004 Bhatt was nominated to take part in a Distinguished Lecture Series at leading universities in the United States and Asia. He received an Achievement in Excellence Award for his contribution in PCI Express specification development in 2002. Bhatt is an industry-recognized expert in the area of I/O technologies. Bhatt leads definition and development of the next-generation Client Platform architecture at Intel. Bhatt continues to hold a position of Intel's Chief I/O architect, where he is responsible for the platform and I/O interconnects directions for Intel. Intel Fellows are selected for their technical leadership and outstanding contributions to the company and the industry.