Bill McFarland has been the CTO of Plume Design since its founding five years ago. At Plume he leads projects in data science, optimization, systems, standards, intellectual property, and regulatory matters. Bill was previously Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm, and CTO at Atheros Communications. Bill received a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Bill holds over 80 patents, and has published over 35 technical papers. In 2014, Bill was named a Fellow of the IEEE.