Ravi Pragada is a Senior Principal Engineer at InterDigital where he is responsible for incubation & strategy and for leading next generation air-interface and system technologies. Since joining InterDigital in 2001, he has held a variety of senior engineering and management roles. In those roles, he led InterDigital’s research and development teams covering incubation, pre-standards R&D, standardization, technology & product development, and prototyping. His research interests include all areas of advanced wireless solutions covering cellular, IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi®), and IoT technologies with a current focus on ultra-low power communications, sub-THz systems, AI/ML applied to wireless, unmanned aerial systems/drones, millimeter wave air-interface/backhaul design, device-to-device communications, and beyond 5G architectures. He served as vice-chair for the IEEE 1920: Aerial Communications and Networking Standards Working Group. He is a prolific inventor with 200+ granted or pending patent applications. He is a recipient of numerous innovation awards including InterDigital's Chairman's Award, President's Award, multiple CTO awards as well as Lucy Mahjobian distinguished publication award.