Shailesh Patil is a Principal Engineer/Manager at Qualcomm Incorporated. There, he leads the research and 3GPP standardization group for Cellular V2X. Previously, as a rapporteur, he led the standardization of device to device communication in 3GPP LTE. This was for the very first time that device to device communication was standardized in any cellular standard. He has 50 granted US patents and more than 100 US patent pending applications. Shailesh Patil received his Masters and Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and 2006 respectively.