Durga Satapathy

Director, Technology Innovation & Architecture

Dr. Satapathy currently serves as Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture at Sprint, with responsibility for radio networks systems (LTE & 5G) and support of related standards, regulatory and global ecosystem activities. Dr. Satapathy has over 21 years’ experience with Sprint and Clearwire combined, leading research and development of access and wireless backhaul technologies, and orchestrating key proof of concepts. His recent contribution is in bringing Sprint to the forefront in massive MIMO and 5G.

Dr. Satapathy holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He is an IEEE Senior Member and his portfolio includes 59 USPTO patent awards and various IEEE publications. He serves as co-chair of the OpenRAN 5G NR project group in TIP (Telecom Infra Project). He serves as Industry Consortium Member for Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) project, Steering Committee Member for DARPA Spectrum Challenge project, Wireless Advisory Board Member of Auburn University, Industry Community Board Member for IEEE COMSOC, NYU Wireless Industry Affiliates Board Member, etc. He has also served as Industry Forum Exhibitions Program Chair for ICC2018, Panel Reviewer for NSF projects, and has participated in both IEEE and 3GPP standards development activities.