Hao Xu

Head of R&D, China


Speaker Bio

Dr. Hao Xu is currently the head of Qualcomm Research China. Since 2003, Dr. Hao Xu has been working at Qualcomm R&D, where his main research focus is on wireless communications system design. He has led various research, prototyping, and 3GPP standardization topics from 3G to 5G wireless technologies. Since 2017, he has also been leading research in robotics and artificial intelligence, with focus on computer vision applications for robotics and on-device AI algorithm study. Prior to Qualcomm, he worked at Bell Lab’s Wireless Communication Research Lab from 2000 to 2003, where the first MIMO system (BLAST) was invented. In 2003, he received the Bell-Labs President Gold Metal Award. Dr. Hao Xu has 800+ US issued patents. He has numerous journal and conference publications, and had served a few years as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Dr. Hao Xu has been recognized as the Person of the Year of 2019 “Golden Trend Award” by Huanqiu and the Top 10 5G Leading Figures by Communications World in 2018. In addition, the “5G Boundless XR Solution,” led and promoted by Dr. Hao Xu’s team and jointly realized with ecosystem partners in China, have won numerous industry awards, including the “Best International Application Award” in the 5th “Blooming Cup” 5G Application Competition, and GTI Awards 2023 “Innovative Mobile Service and Application Award” and “Outstanding Award.” Dr. Hao Xu received his B.S and M.S. from Moscow Power Engineering Institute and Technical University, Russia, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2000. During his Ph.D. research, he pioneered the millimeter-wave propagation research at 38 GHz and 60 GHz with Dr. T. Rappaport. In 1999, he received the IEEE Communications Society Steve Rice Award with Dr. G. Durgin and Dr. T. Rappaport.

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