Dr. John E. Smee is Sr. Staff Engineer and Manager in the Corporate Research and Development group at QUALCOMM, Inc. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, in 1993 and 1995, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University, NJ, in 1997 and 2000, all in electrical engineering. He held internships at Bell Northern Research of Nortel, Ottawa, in 1993 and in the Wireless Communications Research Department of Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, NJ, in 1997.
He joined QUALCOMM in January 2000, first working on the design and development of adaptive space-time equalization for EV-DO mobile station modems. He has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems, making contributions to CDMA, 802.11, OFDM, and MIMO. He is currently leading the systems design for CDMA interference cancellation. He has been granted 20 patents in the area of digital communications.