Dr. Jilei Hou is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and the Head of Qualcomm AI Research initiative at Qualcomm Research. Jilei obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego and joined Qualcomm in 2003. He made substantial contributions to technology innovation, standardization, and product commercialization across wireless 3G/4G/5G standards. In 2011, he moved to Beijing and became the Head of Qualcomm Research China. In this role, he developed the China R&D team into a local research powerhouse, initiating 5G research and ground robotics programs that benefit Qualcomm business interests in Greater China. In 2017, he moved back to San Diego and currently leads the AI Research Program at Qualcomm Research. He is responsible for building the machine learning research infrastructure, driving technical innovations for next-gen hardware and software platforms, and leading forward looking research to benefit technology verticals. He is an IEEE Senior Member and participated in several Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposia organized by US and/or China National Academies of Engineering.