Sr. Director of Engineering
Qualcomm Wireless Research
Dr. Kiran Mukkavilli is a Sr. Director of Engineering in Qualcomm Wireless Research where he currently leads the systems research team for sub-24GHz technologies for 5G Advanced and 6G. He joined Qualcomm in 2003, holds more than 150 granted U.S. patents, and has been involved in system design, standardization, implementation, and commercialization of a variety of technologies at Qualcomm. He was one of the principal architects of MediaFLO, a mobile broadcast solution from Qualcomm, and played a key role in the product development, standardization, and commercialization efforts. He was also the systems design lead responsible for commercialization of the UMTS modem in Qualcomm Snapdragon 800/801 products. In his current role, he is responsible for R&D efforts for PHY/MAC system design, standardization, and prototyping for Sub 24GHz aspects of 5G NR. He successfully led Qualcomm’s effort to set up industry’s first end to end 3GPP Rel 15 spec compliant 5G NR call with the leading infra vendors using prototype UE implementation. Dr. Mukkavilli received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University and holds Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.