Leadership

Harish Krishnaswamy, PhD, Co-Founder, CEO and CTO

Harish Krishnaswamy received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. In 2009, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, where he is currently an Associate Professor.

His  interests broadly span integrated devices, circuits, and systems for a variety of RF, mmWave and sub-mmWave applications. 

Dr. Krishnaswamy serves as a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several conferences, including the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (2015/16-present) and IEEE RFIC Symposium (2013-present). He was the recipient of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper in 2007, the Best Thesis in Experimental Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 2009, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2011, a 2014 IBM Faculty Award and the 2015 IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award – 1st Place. He also currently serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

Frank Lane, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering

Frank has over twenty-five years of experience designing wireless modems and developing modem chipsets.  He has been a leader in both corporate R&D and product development organizations.   Prior to co-founding Mixcomm, Frank was VP of Technology in Qualcomm’s New Jersey Research Center.  During his tenure at Qualcomm he led the ASIC design team for which developed the first peer-to-peer cellular air interface, Flash LinQ, which later became LTE-Direct.

Frank was also an original member of the Flarion team that developed OFDMA technology for cellular systems which would become the basis for LTE.  While at Flarion, Frank led the physical layer architecture and ASIC design teams, and was responsible for the user terminal chipset and base station modem.

Frank’s earlier career involved work with ATSC and DOCSIS on the development of US HDTV and cable modem standards and products.  He started his career with Raytheon Missile Systems division developing radar guidance systems.

Frank has a Master’s of Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor’s of Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Ashwin Sampath, VP of Product Management

Ashwin Sampath has over twenty years of experience in wireless technology research, standardization and product development. Prior to joining Mixcomm, he was Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, NJ. At Qualcomm, he founded the millimeter wave research project within the R&D division and led the project from inception through the prototype phase, while also overseeing channel measurements/modeling and system design. He led Qualcomm’s over-the-air performance optimization of millimeter wave systems as well as millimeter wave modem architecture. He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of wireless standards including 5G NR, LTE and WiGig. Among the projects he has led are standardization topics in LTE-Advanced, capacity growth through densification via small cells, and 3G/4G multi-mode wireless modem design for commercial small-cell ASICs. Prior to Qualcomm, from 2003-2005, he was with Texas Instruments, leading UMTS HSDPA systems engineering for a mobile SoC and before that, was Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies from 1997-2003 working on WCDMA systems. He has over 100 issued patents on a range of topics in wireless communications. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.