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Bringing Stability to Wireless Connections


Andrea Goldsmith

Credit: David Kelly Crow / Princeton University News

Communication is more important than ever, with everything from college to CrossFit going virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nobody understands this better than 2020 Marconi Prize recipient Andrea Goldsmith, who has spent her career making the wireless connections on which we rely more capable and stable. A pioneer of both theoretical and practical advances in adaptive wireless communications, Goldsmith spoke about her work on multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) channel performance limits, her new role as the incoming dean at Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, and what's next for networking.

As an undergrad, you studied engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. What drew you to wireless communications?


 

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