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Andrea Goldsmith, an electrical engineering professor at Stanford University and co-founder of two wireless communication startups, will become Princeton’s dean of engineering Sept. 1. Goldsmith succeeds Emily Carter, who last fall became executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Los Angeles. Former engineering dean H. Vincent Poor *77 has been Princeton’s interim dean. 

Goldsmith has been honored for her contributions to the fields of information theory and communications. She also has held leadership roles at Stanford, and she founded and directs a diversity and inclusion committee for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.