Joseph Soriaga

Sr. Director of Technology, Qualcomm

Dr. Joseph Soriaga is a senior director of technology, and lead of the systems team for Qualcomm AI Research at Corporate R&D. The team is broadly responsible for driving hardware and software platform innovations, advancing applications in areas such as multimedia and wireless, and contributing to fundamental research in machine learning. Prior to this role, he led 5G core physical layer research team within Qualcomm Wireless R&D and helped drive the standardization of 5G as a both a 3GPP RAN1 delegate and a technical specifications editor of TS 38.202. He has also had previous experience as systems team lead for Qualcomm’s 3G EV-DO commercial cell-site modem (CSM). He received his BSEE from Caltech, and PhD ECE from UCSD with focus on coding theory, communications, and information theory. He was awarded IEEE Data Storage Best Paper in 2007 and the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper in 2012, and he has been granted over 280 U.S. Patents.