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Dr. John E. Smee is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds over 100 U.S. Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as 5G NR, 4G LTE, CDMA EVDO, and IEEE 802.11. His work involves taking advanced systems designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation, and productization. He is currently the WAN R&D lead, responsible for overseeing all 5G research projects including systems design and advanced RF/HW/SW prototype implementations in Qualcomm’s wireless research and development group. He also leads Qualcomm’s companywide academic collaboration program across technologies including wireless, semiconductor, multimedia, security, and machine learning. John was chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program, and received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University and also holds an M.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Queen's University.