Uma S. Jha, Ph.D.

Dr. Jha is Director of Product Management at QUALCOMM CDMA technologies division and in this capacity he manages next generation products and develops the business strategies and manages the technical roadmap for these products. Prior to this he was the Chief Mobility Architect and Technical Fellow at Boeing and Chief Technology Officer of Airify Corporation. He had numerous other leading management/technical leadership positions at Morphics, Philips, Rockwell, General Dynamics, and Northrop.

He received his BSEE from BIT Sindri, India, MSEE from CSU Fullerton, Engineer Degree from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has twelve issued/filed patents and has published more than twenty papers in referred journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Jha is the Sr. member of IEEE and is a recognized authority in wireless communication field. He serves on many organizing and technical program committees of IEEE and industry sponsored conferences and symposia all across the globe. He is a sought after panelist, keynote speaker, and lecturer on next generation of wireless communication topics around the world. Very recently he organized 1st Wireless Personal Multimedia Communication (WPMC) symposium on mainland USA and was the General Chair of WPMC 2006, San Diego, USA.