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Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1994)


(650) 725-6932

Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She also co-founded and served as Chief Technical Officer of Plume WiFi and of Quantenna (QTNA), and she currently serves on the corporate or technical advisory boards of Crown Castle Inc. (CCI), Interdigital Corp. (IDCC), Sequans (SQNS), Quantenna (QTNA) and Cohere. Her research interests are in the design, analysis, and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks, as well as in the application of communication theory and signal processing to neuroscience. Prior to Stanford she held positions at Caltech, Maxim Technologies, Memorylink Corporation, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Goldsmith is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and has received several awards for her work, including the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Technical Field Award in Communications Technology, the ComSoc Edwin H. Armstrong Achievement Award as well as Technical Achievement Awards in Communications Theory and in Wireless Communications, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award, 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, as well as an inventor on 28 patents. She has served in various leadership roles in the IEEE and in industrial groups aimed at diversifying STEM fields. At Stanford she has served as Chair and a member of the Faculty Senate and on the Planning and Policy Board, Committee on Research, Commissions on Graduate Education and on Undergraduate Education, and the Task Force on Women and Leadership. She currently serves on Stanford's Budget Group, Advisory Board, Faculty Women's Forum Steering Committee, and in the Faculty Senate.