Professor Andrea Goldsmith
Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She also founded and served as CTO of Quantenna Communications, which developed the first 4×4 802.11n chipsets. Dr. Goldsmith is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and has received several awards, including the IEEE ComSoc Edwin H. Armstrong Achievement Award, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She authored “Wireless Communications” and co-authored “MIMO Wireless Communications” and “Principles of Cognitive Radio,” both published by Cambridge University Press. She is also an inventor on 29 patents.
Professor Robert Heath
Dr. Robert W. Heath Jr. is a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Professorship in Engineering. He played a central role in designing and implementation of the physical and link layers of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system while at Iospan Wireless from 1998 to 2001. Professor Heath’s research interests include several aspects of wireless communication and signal processing: limited feedback techniques, multihop networking, multiuser and multicell MIMO, interference alignment, adaptive video transmission, manifold signal processing, and millimeter wave communication techniques.
Professor Andreas F. Molisch
Andy Molisch is the Solomon-Golomb – Andrew-and-Erna-Viterbi Chair professor at the University of Southern California. Before joining USC, he was at AT&T (Bell) Labs, Lund University (Sweden), and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, where he was Chief Wireless Standards Architect. His research interests include wireless physical layer and system design, including wireless propagation channels, multiple-antenna systems, ultra-wideband communication and localization, wireless video transmission, and novel modulation methods. He is inventor of more than 80 patents; many of his inventions have been adopted into IEEE and 3GPP standards, and his work on propagation channels forms the basis for many standardized channel models. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, and IET, and Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He has received numerous awards, including the IEEE Eric Sumner Award.
Professor Robert Calderbank
Dr. Robert Calderbank is director of the Information Initiative at Duke University, where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. Before joining Duke he was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Princeton University where he also directed the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Before joining Princeton University Dr. Calderbank was vice president for research at AT&T where he managed AT&T intellectual property, and was responsible for licensing revenue.
Professor Emeritus Arogyaswami Paulraj
Dr. Arogyaswami Paulraj is Professor Emeritus (research) of engineering and a Marconi Society Fellow in the department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He proposed the MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) concept which is the key to 4G cellular and Wi-Fi wireless networks in 1992. He is a co-inventor of 66 U.S. patents and the author of over 350 research papers and two text books. He is an ISI Thompson Highly Cited Researcher. Professor Paulraj has won over a dozen awards in the US, notably the 2011 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal and the 2014 Marconi Prize and Fellowship, both top awards for telecommunications technology pioneers. He is a fellow of eight national engineering/science academies including those in the US, China, India and Sweden. He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS. In 1999, Paulraj founded and served as CTO of Iospan Wireless, which developed and established MIMO-OFDMA wireless as the core 4G technology.