Speaker: Prasad Gudem, Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at San Diego
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Location: EIT 3142
Over the last four decades (1980-2022), cellular wireless technology has revolutionized the communication industry and transformed the lives of people. From its infancy, with the advent of 1G (AMPS), to the pinnacle, with the successful deployment of 5G (mmWave), cellular wireless communication overcame many challenges. Dr. Gudem led the development of multiple generations of cellular transceivers from the dawn of 3G to the dusk of 4G. In this seminar, Dr. Gudem will take the audience through an intimate journey that highlights the many successes and a few missteps over his two-decade career in the cellular wireless industry.
Prasad Gudem received a B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1988 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1996. He was Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm until 2018 and led the development of multiple generations of cellular transceivers that sold over three billion chips and used in top-tier products such as iPhone, Samsung, etc. Dr. Gudem was instrumental in establishing the Qualcomm RFIC group in Bengaluru that developed low-tier transceivers. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at San Diego. He advises several companies in the area of RF/Analog IC Design. He has 50+ patents and 50+ IEEE publications. He co-advised 15+ Ph.D. students, taught several graduate-level classes and is a recipient of the Graduate Teaching Award.