Durga Malladi

Senior Vice President and General Manager, 5G, Mobile Broadband & Infrastructure

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Durga Malladi is Senior Vice President and General Manager, 5G, Mobile Broadband & Infrastructure in Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Durga joined Qualcomm in 1998 as a Senior Engineer. Over the past 24 years, he has worked on 3G, 4Gand 5G technologies in various R&D and Business roles.

He was the Project Engineer of 4G LTE and LTE-Advanced in Qualcomm Research from 2008-15, working on features such asCarrier Aggregation, Small cells, HetNets, Relays,Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), Internet of Things (eMTC, NB-IoT) andCellular V2X.

From 2015-18, he led 5G Research in Qualcomm across Sub6 and Millimeter Wave bands, focusing on enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), Industrial IoT, 5G Vehicular Communications (C-V2X), Integrated Access &Backhaul systems, Unlicensed / Shared Spectrum and Massive IoT (mIoT). The responsibilities spanned system design, standardization, prototype testbeds, pre-commercial vendor inter-operability tests and trials.

Since 2018, as Senior VP & General Manager of 5G, Mobile Broadband and Infrastructure, he is responsible for Cellular Modem, Position Location, Infrastructure Modem-RF and Private Network businesses, Baseband and Transceiver modem technology roadmap & features, Software products, and Commercial engagements with 5G ecosystem partners. He drives the overall 5G Modem-RF roadmap and solutions across business units, spanning Mobile, Infrastructure, IoT and Automotive segments.

He is the recipient of Qualcomm’s IP Excellence Award, Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership and Upendra Patel Achievement Awards for Outstanding Contributions to HSPA and LTE.

Durga holds a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.S and Ph.D. from UCLA. His Ph.D. dissertation is on Sequential Detection and Adaptive Estimation techniques, and his research interests include Signal Processing, Communication Theory, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. He is a member of IEEE and holds 536 U.S. patents.