Andrea Goldsmith, the Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded the Eric E. Sumner Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for her outstanding contributions to wireless technology. The award, established in 1995, recognizes significant technological advancements in the communications field and Goldsmith will receive the 2019 honor.
Goldsmith’s research focuses on the wireless technology underlying the way people and things communicate. She leads Stanford’s Wireless Systems Lab, which focuses on the design, analysis and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks. Her work has contributed to advancements in mobile computing, Wi-Fi standards and cellular technology. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Goldsmith will be presented with a bronze medal, honorarium and certificate for her accomplishments.