Posted in Center News: Monday, April 30, 2018
by Samuel Dunn
Center researcher and faculty member Andrea Goldsmith has been named the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Athena Lecturer for 2018-19. This honor has been awarded to Goldsmith for her contributions to the field of adaptive wireless communications in both theory and practice. Goldsmith is well-known for her work in this area and for her efforts to apply the findings of her research to commercial technologies. According to the press release by the ACM, “Goldsmith introduced innovative approaches to the design, analysis and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks. Her efforts helped develop technologies used in long-term evolution (LTE) cellular devices as well as the Wi-Fi standards that are used in wireless local area networks."
Goldsmith is a prolific researcher, inventor, and mentor. She and her research group are investigating many issues concerning the design, analysis, and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks. Goldsmith has published widely in the field of information theory, she holds 29 patents with 3 pending, she is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and she is a Fellow of the IEEE.
The Athena Lecturer Award was initiated in 2006 by the ACM Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) to celebrate women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. With the award, Goldsmith will receive a cash prize of $25,000, with financial support provided by Google, and she will be invited to present a lecture at an ACM event.
Goldsmith will formally receive the Athena Lecturer Award at ACM’s annual awards banquet on June 23, 2018 in San Francisco.