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Prof. Andrea Goldsmith Visits SIST
Date: 2015/7/1             Browse: 1188

On the morning of July 1st, 2015, Andrea Goldsmith, a professor from Stanford University, gave a talk named "The Road Ahead for Wireless Technology: Dreams and Challenges" to ShanghaiTech faculty and students. In this talk, Professor Goldsmith introduced the prospect of novel wireless technologies, some of the innovations and breakthroughs that are required to realize this vision.

First, Professor Goldsmith introduced that wireless technology has enormous potential to change the way we live, work, and play. Future wireless networks will support Gigabit per second multimedia communication between people and devices with high reliability and uniform coverage indoors and out. Software will create a virtual wireless network cloud, enabling resource management, seamless connectivity, and roaming across heterogeneous access networks, including WiFi and cellular systems. Wireless technology will also enable smart and energy-efficient homes and buildings, automated highways and skyways, and in-body networks for analysis and treatment of medical conditions. The shortage of spectrum will be alleviated by advances in cognitive radios, and breakthrough energy-efficiency algorithms and hardware will be employed to make wireless systems green. But, there are many technical challenges that must be overcome in order to make this vision a reality, Professor Goldsmith said.

At the end of the seminar, Professor Goldsmith answered many teachers and students' questions. After that, Professor Goldsmith received a SIST gift T-Shirt given by professor Ding Zhi, the vice Dean of school of information science and technology. And professor written down the blessing to SIST on her book of "Wireless Communications".

Dr. Goldsmith served on the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and has previously served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the Journal on Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory and in Networks, the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. Dr. Goldsmith participates actively in committees and conference organization for the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies and has served on the Board of Governors for both societies. She has been a Distinguished Lecturer for both societies, served as the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2009, founded and chaired the student committee of the IEEE Information Theory society, and currently chairs the Emerging Technology Committee and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee in the IEEE Communications Society. At Stanford she received the inaugural University Postdoc Mentoring Award, served as Chair of its Faculty Senate, and currently serves on its Faculty Senate and on its Budget Group.