Sanjiv Nanda

VP Technology
Qualcomm Research

Sanjiv Nanda is VP Technology with Qualcomm Research and leads the Autonomous Driving research program. Over fourteen years with Qualcomm, he has helped initiate, incubate and lead a variety of research programs starting from indoor wireless technologies ((WiFi 802.11n), interworking and mobility between cellular and WiFi networks, algorithms and system design for indoor small cells), moving on to machine learning for context awareness and most recently technologies and enablers for autonomous vehicles. Prior to Qualcomm, Sanjiv worked at a startup Narad Networks designing last mile Gigabit Ethernet over coax, and before that at Bell Labs for ten years working on performance analysis and design of wireless and cellular networks. He was the first employee of Rutgers University WINLAB in 1990. His PhD was on image coding from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his undergraduate degree is from IIT Kanpur. Sanjiv holds over 200 US patents and is a Fellow of the IEEE.