Mehmet Yavuz is VP of Engineering at c department where he joined in 2003. His contributions include system design, development, standardization and implementation for projects including 1xEV-DO Rev-A, VoIP over wireless, UMTS, HSPA, LTE and 5G. Mehmet has led LTE small cells group and 1000x initiative in Qualcomm Research including areas such as Self Organizing Networks, Neutral Host services, LTE in Unlicensed or Shared Bands. Most recently, Mehmet has been leading the work on 5G Internet of Things (IoT) networks for industrial IoT applications.
Mehmet has more than 150 issued patents with USPTO and received Qualcomm IP Excellence Award in 2013. He also received Qualcomm Research Distinguished Contributor Award: for Project Leadership in 2014 and for Technical Contributions in 2009. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.