Edward Tiedemann, Jr.

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Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is an IEEE Fellow, a Qualcomm Fellow, and a Senior Vice President of Engineering of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  He leads Qualcomm’s worldwide standardization and industry organization activities.  Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also called cdmaOne™.  He has been active in every G since then.  Dr. Tiedemann has almost 300 granted US patents and has participated in many papers, conference lectures, and industry panels.  He is interested in multiple topics in communications including 5G and beyond, IoT, and V2x.

Dr. Tiedemann holds the Ph.D. degree from MIT where he worked in the areas of queueing theory and communications networks.  He holds the Master of Science degree from Purdue University and the Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech).

Dr. Tiedemann is past chairman of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech).  He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) School of Engineering Advisory Committee, and the International Advisory Panel of the Singapore Future Communications Research & Development Programme.  Dr. Tiedemann currently serves as the IEEE Communications Society as Director, Standards Development.  He was General Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2015.  He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Peabody Essex Museum and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Concord Museum.  He has received numerous recognitions, including the Robert M. Walp Industry Humanitarian Award from the IEEE Communications Society.