Jim Misener leads automotive standards activities for Qualcomm. In this role, he participates externally in many standards fora, to include being immediate past Chair and current Vice Chair of the SAE DSRC Technical Committee and participation as US ISO TC204 expert and in with IEEE 1609 and with LTE technologies 3GPP. Recently, Jim was instrumental in founding and is on the Board of the 5G Automotive Association, with other founding members Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel and Nokia. This year, Jim founded a new SAE standards committee, the SAE 5G Evolution Technical Committee. As part of his daily activities, Jim also provides broad internal consultation and support with automotive and transportation matters on emerging technologies, standards, deployment and spectrum issues.
Jim was early pioneer in vehicle-highway automation and vehicle safety communication at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley, beginning in the mid 1990s. He has served as the PATH Executive Director, Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton, and an independent consultant with clients ranging from Silicon Valley startups, the automotive industry and Federal and State government agencies. Jim holds BS and MS degrees from UCLA and USC.