Dr. Andrea Goldsmith

Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University

For pioneering advancements in Wireless Communications and Information Theory, and impactful leadership in academia and industry, shaping the landscape of modern wireless systems.

Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, currently the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, is renowned for her work in wireless communications and information theory. She was previously the Stephen Harris Professor of Engineering at Stanford. Her research has significantly advanced interconnected systems and neuroscience. As a founder of Plume WiFi and Quantenna, and a board member of Intel, Medtronic and Crown Castle Inc, Dr. Goldsmith has bridged academia and industry. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, she is an IEEE Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the Marconi Prize, the IEEE Education Medal, the IEEE Sumner Technical Field Award, the ACM Athena Lecturer Award, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. Dr. Goldsmith authored 4 influential books on wireless communications and holds 29 patents.

Prof. Goldsmith serves on the US President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as the founding Chair of the IEEE Board of Directors Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She previously served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and on the Board of Governors for both the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies. At Stanford she served as Chair of Stanford’s Faculty Senate and as a member of its Academic Council Advisory Board, Budget Group, Committee on Research, Planning and Policy Board, Commissions on Graduate and on Undergraduate Education, Faculty Women’s Forum Steering Committee, and Task Force on Women and Leadership.