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At the heart of EvoNexus is a driven team working tirelessly to ensure EvoNexus provides startups with the support and opportunities needed to prosper and pioneer the future of technology.
George Chrisikos, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Product Strategy
EvoNexus Chief Technology Product Strategy/ Fellow IEEE, Advanced Technologies, Qualcomm
George Chrisikos led advanced technology development efforts at Qualcomm Inc. since 2008, leading to global standardization, licensing, and adoption by OEM and network operator customers. In particular, key solutions have provided a differentiator to Qualcomm SoC products and have been shipped in billions of mobile devices worldwide. In adjacent markets, he led platform architecture designs commercialized on the vision intelligence, wearables, and automotive telematics platforms. He holds over 120 granted and pending U.S. and international patents in 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, GNSS, RF, IoT, and computing algorithms. He was selected to advise Qualcomm’s executive leadership on technology strategy, M&A, and Ventures, and to build revenue synergies from technology investments including autonomous driving, machine learning, and RF front-end.
Previously, he had two successful startup company exits where he held management and engineering leadership roles.
He was the engineering director and product line manager at Applied Wave Research (AWR) Inc. where he was responsible for architecting and leading the development of a design automation suite for modem and RFIC design that gained widespread industry adoption worldwide. He also led the business and account management of the product line, increasing the revenue many fold and growing the customer base to more than 100 of the leading communications companies including Qualcomm, Broadcom, Nokia, Ericsson, and TriQuint. AWR was acquired by National Instruments.
Earlier, he spearheaded communication systems engineering and modem design efforts for development of CDMA and WLAN chipsets, leading to an acquisition by Texas Instruments.
Prior, he led the development of advanced satellite systems for commercial and government sectors at The Aerospace Corporation.
Dr. Chrisikos is a Fellow of the IEEE, and selected as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He has been an invited speaker and delivered keynotes at various corporations and conferences worldwide, published numerous papers in international journals and conferences, and contributed to textbooks. He has received a number of accolades including the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award and the Aerospace Corporate Achievement Award.
He serves on the advisory board of the University of Southern California (USC) Department of Electrical Engineering, as an adjunct professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, as a research advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and holds editorial positions for a number of IEEE journals.
He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from USC under the Dean’s Doctoral Merit Fellowship. He received the M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering as a Presidential Scholar. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction and was the Valedictorian of his class. Subsequently, he completed the Management Development Program at the USC Marshal School of Business, Office of Executive Education.