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Xiao Feng Qi

Research Professor


PhD | Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1992

BS | Electrical Engineering, Jiao Tong University, 1985

About Xiao-Feng Qi

Xiao-Feng Qi (Ph.D. EE, UConn, 1992; BS EE, Jiao Tong University, 1985) is an accomplished technical director who led and contributed to corporate R&D underpinning the mobile broadband expansion for the past three decades. He joined DSP Software Engineering Inc., a speech/modem startup near Boston, MA, in 1992. Between 1994 and 2000, he was with AT&T, Globespan Semiconductors, and Level One Communications, where he delivered key modem algorithms for voiceband and DSL products. In 2000 he joined Intel through acquisition, and became Senior Director, Advanced Research, in 2001, where he led the broadband systems group in multi-standard modem architecture for the x86 platform, followed by advanced MIMO receiver design for Wi-Fi, and standards contributions to WiMAX and LTE. He joined Broadcom in 2008 and became Technical Manager of the Modem Systems Group in 2012, where he led advanced receiver design for the company’s GPRS/EDGE (2G) and LTE (4G) handset chipsets. Between 2014 and 2021 he was Senior Director at Futurewei technologies, Inc., where he headed activities in algorithms research, graduate intern program, and university collaboration in massive MIMO, millimeter wave communication and radio resource optimization for 4G, 5G and beyond-5G networks.

Dr. Qi joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Delaware, as a Research Scientist in the spring of 2021, and a Research Professor in May 2022. His research interest lies in full-stack, multidisciplinary approaches to real-world wireless signal processing problems, including intelligent adaptation algorithms and optimal system architectures for distributed sensing and communication networks operating in complex and dynamic radio environments.