Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith: Wireless systems maven

It’s hard to overestimate how great the impact of wireless systems is on our modern life: Their applications include cell phone networks, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicle and robot networks, as well as biotechnology for neurological disease treatment and molecular communications.

Andrea Goldsmith (B.S. ‘86, M.S. ‘91, Ph.D. ’94 EECS), the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, is widely recognized for her fundamental contributions to the field of wireless communications. On May 1, 2020, she became the first woman to have been awarded the Marconi Prize, the highest honor in telecommunications research.

Goldsmith has been named dean of engineering at Princeton University, effective Sept. 1, 2020. She currently serves as director of the Wireless Systems Laboratory in Stanford’s Department of Electrical Engineering, which focuses on research in the design and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks, distributed sensing, control and communications, and the use of communications and signal processing in biology and neuroscience. Her research interests are in information theory, communication theory, and signal processing, and their application to wireless communications, interconnected systems, and neuroscience.

Goldsmith co-founded and served as chief technical officer of Plume WiFi and of Quantenna (QTNA). She is holder of 29 patents and is author of the book Wireless Communications and co-author of MIMO Wireless Communication and Principles of Cognitive Radio.

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