Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Princeton University
Goldsmith is the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University. She was previously the Stephen Harris Professor of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, where she is now the Harris Professor Emerita. Her research interests are in information theory, communication theory, and signal processing, and their application to wireless communications, interconnected systems, and biomedical devices. She founded and served as chief technical officer of Plume WiFi (formerly Accelera, Inc.) and of Quantenna, Inc. Goldsmith serves on the board of directors for Intel, Medtronic, Crown Castle Inc., and the Marconi Society. She also serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) for the White House.
Goldsmith is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a fellow of the IEEE and has received several awards for her work, including the Marconi Prize, the ACM Sigmobile Outstanding Contribution Award, the IEEE Sumner Technical Field Award, the ACM Athena Lecturer Award, the ComSoc Armstrong Technical Achievement Award, the Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, the WICE Mentoring Award, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She is the author of the book “Wireless Communications,” co-author of several other books, all published by Cambridge University Press, and an inventor on 29 patents. Goldsmith received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of California-Berkeley.
Goldsmith is currently the founding chair of the IEEE Board of Directors’ Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. She served on the board of governors for both the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies. At Stanford, she served on several committees as part of the faculty senate, particularly those focused on women and leadership, undergraduate education, planning, and research.