Andrea Goldsmith becomes first woman to win Marconi Prize

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The Marconi Society awarded the 2020 Marconi Prize to Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, for her contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications.

Dr. Goldsmith is the first woman to win the award in the 45 years that it has been given, according to the organization. Dr. Goldsmith is currently the Stephen Harris Chair Professor of Engineering at Stanford University.

Dr. Goldsmith’s technical innovations have shaped the fundamental performance of cellular and WiFi networks, combined with her leadership to improve diversity and inclusion in engineering, have changed both the consumer experience and the profession, Marconi Society said in a statement.

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