Dr. Kirti Gupta is the Vice President and Chief Economist at Qualcomm with over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry with diverse roles spanning engineering, product, litigation, and policy. She and her team provide economic analysis and thought leadership on global Technology, IP, Antitrust economic policy issues, collaborating with various business units internally, along with a global network of experts, influencers, and policy makers externally. Kirti is also a Senior Advisor at the Washington D.C. based think-tank, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the co-founder and executive director of IP LeadershIP, an industry coalition providing a data-driven dialogue and analysis on IP and Innovation policy.
Prior to her role as an economist, Kirti spent over a decade as a wireless systems-engineering expert, working on R&D for the third and fourth generation wireless cellular standards that connect most of the mobile devices in the world today.
Dr. Gupta holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. She has published widely in policy, law, and economic journals, and holds over 50 patents in the field of wireless communications.