Kirti is the Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm Inc. specializing on Intellectual Property (IP) and Competition issues. She is responsible for managing the substantive direction of the global IP and Competition policy and advocacy efforts, and has been involved in various international antitrust and litigation cases. Kirti has also been responsible for developing economic models for determining Qualcomm’s optimal IP strategy world-wide and on designing algorithms for IP portfolio valuation. Prior to her role as an economist, she spent over a decade as a wireless systems engineering expert, working on research and development of third and fourth generation (3G and 4G) wireless cellular systems and has represented Qualcomm in various global technology standards bodies. Kirti is a co‐inventor of ten granted U.S.patents and several pending patent applications in the field of wireless communications. She holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.