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Andrea Goldsmith appointed first holder of the Stephen Harris Professorship in the School of Engineering
Andrea is professor of Electrical Engineering. She earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986, 1991, and 1994, respectively. Before arriving at Stanford in 1999, Professor Goldsmith held positions as a systems engineering at MAXIM Technologies, a consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories, a research assistant at the University of California Berkeley, and an assistant professor at CalTech. While on leave from Stanford from 2006 to 2009 she founded and served as CTO of Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Andrea’s research includes work on the design and capacity analysis of wireless systems and networks, cognitive radios, sensor and “green” networks, cross-layer wireless network design, and applications of communications and signal processing to health and neuroscience. In particular, her work focuses on the areas of adaptive modulation and coding, multiantenna systems, multiple access and dynamic resource allocation, joint source/channel coding, energy constrained networks, and wireless communications for control applications.
The author of one book and co-author of another Andrea is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received numerous awards for her work. These include an NSF CAREER Development Award, a Sloan Fellowship and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. On campus, Professor Goldsmith was an inaugural recipient of Stanford’s Postdoc Mentoring Award, and has served – among other roles – as a member of the university’s budget group, faculty senate, commission on graduate education, and planning and policy board.
Andrea’s rise through the ranks within the school, the recognition she has received in her chosen field, and her willingness to serve in various administrative capacities in the university make her a very worthy holder of this chair. Please join me in congratulating her on this honor.