Dr. Mehmet Yavuz

CTO and Co-Founder, Celona

Mehmet is the co-founder and CTO at Celona where he provides the technology vision for the networking platform for enterprise 5G. Previously he was the CTO of Ruckus Wireless and vice president of Engineering at Qualcomm Corporate R&D. While at Qualcomm, Mehmet led the LTE small cells group and the 1000x initiative in Qualcomm Research, including areas such as Self Organizing Networks, Neutral Host services, LTE in Unlicensed or Shared Bands, and the work on 5G Internet of Things (IoT) networks for industrial IoT applications. Mehmet has more than 160 issued patents with USPTO and received Qualcomm IP Excellence Award in 2013. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.