Khurram received a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 1999 in electrical engineering. He has worked as a technology development leader in several companies for over 20 years including MediaTek semiconductor, Mstar semiconductor, Blackberry and Texas Instruments. He holds more than 80 patents and has published more than 80 papers in IEEE journals and conferences in the areas of VLSI, cellular and connectivity communications. He is an expert on System-on-chip design from 700MHz to 81 GHz systems from baseband to RF frontends addressing communications and automotive radar signal processing.
He was a Technical Director at MediaTek driving technology development in the worldwide Advance Systems Technology team with a charter to develop new communication and signal processing systems from concept to products. He also served as the Chief Architect for RF group in Mstar semiconductor for their cellular and connectivity products and as a principal researcher at Blackberry to develop an innovative SDR in 700-5000 MHz. He was a Distinguished Member of technical staff at Texas Instruments and a key developer of TI’s DRPTM (digital RF processing) Technology over 10 years and led a design team for 2G and 3G DRP radios authoring over 60 patents on various aspects of this technology. These were the industry leading RF SoCs that embedded ARM application processor, modem and ARM assisted RF transceivers in a single chip and introduced the concept of self-calibration and built-in self-test in radios. In 2009, he also cofounded Terahertz Micro Devices with a goal to commercialize mmW technologies.