Wireless technology has enormous potential to change the way people and things communicate. Future wireless networks will allow people on the move to communicate with anyone, anywhere, and at any time using a range of high-performance multimedia services. Wireless communications and sensor networks can also enable a new class of intelligent home electronics, smart and energy-efficient structures and highways, and in-body networks for analysis and treatment of medical conditions. There are many technical challenges that must be overcome in order to make this vision a reality. This talk will describe what the wireless future might look like and some of the innovations and breakthroughs that are required to realize this vision.
Andrea Goldsmith is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She founded Quantenna Communications Inc., and has received several awards for her research, including the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lectureship.
This lecture will take place at 7:00 pm on the lawn adjacent to Stanford's Cantor Arts Center.