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Durga Malladi

Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Durga Prasad Malladi is vice president of engineering for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. As the Qualcomm Research project engineer for LTE-Advanced, he is responsible for LTE-A design, standardization, prototype implementation, pre-commercial operator trials and inter-operability tests with vendors.

Malladi joined Qualcomm in 1998 as an engineer. His contributions include system
design, implementation, and standardization for programs such as the Globalstar satellite based mobile voice and data system, 3G HSPA and 4G LTE.

He is the recipient of Qualcomm’s IP Excellence Award, Qualcomm’s Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership and the Upendra Patel Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to HSPA and LTE. Also, he is a member of the IEEE and holds more than 100 patents.

Malladi holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in mechanical engineering (doctoral dissertation in adaptive filtering techniques) from University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Technology in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.