Speaker: Subbu Meiyappan, NextNav
Bio: Subbu Meiyappan is a Co-founder and Vice President of Hardware Engineering at NextNav where he oversees the design, implementation, manufacturing of the NextNav beacons and reference receiver implementations. Subbu specializes in communication hardware system design. He has been involved with various aspects of hardware design and implementation for the last 16 years in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries. Prior to NextNav, Subbu was at Qualcomm, Airgo Networks, Cisco Systems, Philips Semiconductors and VLSI Technology, Inc. He has 15 issued patents and several patents pending. Subu has a MSEE from Stanford University and BS from Tennessee Technological University.
Title: Positioning Technologies for GPD-Challenged Locations
Speaker: Tom Wolf, NextNav
Bio: Tom Wolf is a Senior Director of Engineering at NextNav, where he oversees the Advanced Systems Group and focuses on high precision altitude technology. Tom has been involved in all aspects of the development of consumer navigation products. He has over 20 years of experience at companies such as Qualcomm, Snaptrack, Gyration, and Trimble. Tom has 8 issued patents and several patents pending. He has a PhD in EE from Stanford University, and BS and MS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.<
Title: Accurate Attitute Techniques for Indoor Positioning
Speaker: Ravi Palanki, Qualcomm
Bio: Ravi Palanki is a Senior Staff Engineer at Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley, where he leads a team of engineers working on indoor positioning algorithms. Prior to this, he worked on 4G wireless technologies and was responsible for the design and standardization of several key 4G LTE features. He has around 20 journal and conference papers, 200 granted or pending patents and research experience at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL). Ravi holds a BTech in EE from IIT Madras and an MS and PhD in EE from Caltech.
Title: The Great Indoors: The Next Frontier in Location-Based Services