Dr. Jim Lansford is a Director in the standards group at Qualcomm, responsible for V2X and Wi-Fi standards and strategy. He has over 35 years of experience in communications systems, digital signal processing, and strategic business development. Prior to its acquisition by Qualcomm in August 2015, he was a Fellow in the Global Standards Group at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR).
Dr. Lansford has been Chief Technology Officer of three wireless startups (Momentum Microsystems, Mobilian, and Alereon) and held senior technical positions at Harris and Intel Corporation before CSR and Qualcomm. Dr. Lansford was formerly the co-chair of 802.15.3a (high speed UWB) as well as former chair of 802.19 (Coexistence) within IEEE 802, and was also a vice-chair of IEEE 802.15.2. He is currently chair of the Wireless Next Generation Standing Committee in IEEE 802.11. In the Wi-Fi Alliance, he chairs the Automotive Market Segment Task Group, the DSRC Task Groups, and the Long Range Strategy Group.
In addition to his experience with Qualcomm and other companies, Dr. Lansford has served on the teaching and/or research faculty of Georgia Tech, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Oklahoma State University; he was also a Visiting Associate Professor at Texas State University. He is currently active as an Adjunct Professor in TCP.
Dr. Lansford has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State, an MSEE from Georgia Tech, and a BSEE with highest honors from Auburn University. He lives in Cascade, Colorado with his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Katelynne.