"For sustained and fundamental contributions to wireless communications."
Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Goldsmith also co-founded and served as CTO fortwo wireless companies: Accelera, Inc. which develops software- defined wireless network technology, and Quantenna Communications Inc., which develops high-performance WiFi chipsets. Shewaspreviously on the faculty of Electrical Engineering at Caltech and has held industry positions at Maxim Technologies, Memorylink Corporation, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and has received several awards for her work, including the IEEE Communications Society Armstrong Award, Communications Theory Technical Achievement Award, and Wireless Communications Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society joint paper award, the IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She is author of the book ``Wireless Communications'' and co-author of the books ``MIMO Wireless Communications'' and “Principles of Cognitive Radio,” all published by Cambridge University Press. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.
Dr. Goldsmith participates actively in committees and conference organization for the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies. She has been on the Board of Governors,a Distinguished Lecturer,and a journal editor for both societies, and also served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society, Founder and Chair of the student committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and Chair of the Emerging Technology Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. At Stanford sheserved as Chair of Stanford’s Faculty Senate in 2009, and currently serves on its Faculty Senate, Budget Group, and Task Force on Women and Leadership.