Durga Malladi is Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G in Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for cellular modem and location businesses, baseband and transceiver modem technology roadmap, features, software products, and infrastructure and operator commercial engagements. He drives the overall 5G roadmap and solutions across business units, spanning Mobile, Industrial, Enterprise, and Automotive segments.
Durga joined Qualcomm in 1998 as a Senior Engineer. Over the past 20 years, he has worked on 3G and 4G technologies and was the Project Engineer of 4G LTE-Advanced in Qualcomm Research from 2008-15. From 2015-18, he oversaw the 5G and Wi-Fi Wireless R&D projects, with responsibilities spanning system design, standardization, prototype testbeds, and pre-commercial vendor inter-operability tests and trials.
Durga holds a BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an MS and PhD from UCLA. His research interests include Signal Processing, Communication Theory, and Artificial Intelligence. He is a member of IEEE and holds 440 US patents.