John Kaewell joined InterDigital Communications Corporation in 1986. He has developed RF transceivers, baseband ASICs and real-time software for multiple generations of wireless communication standards from 1G to 5G. Currently, John leads InterDigital’s exploration of applying quantum computing to solve computationally difficult air interface optimization problems. Mr. Kaewell initiated InterDigital’s work in the application of machine learning for processing of Radio signals as well as the development of Natural Language Processing models and training datasets to analyze technical documents including wireless standards. John has represented InterDigital at US-Ignite/PAWR Meetings, the EvoNexus incubator, the INCITS Quantum Computing Technical Committee, ETSI ISGs, NSF and IEEE workshops. Mr. Kaewell has been granted 56 US patents and has 49 US patents pending. John earned the BSEE and MSEE degrees from Drexel University and he has been inducted into the Drexel College of Engineering Circle of Distinction.