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Alumni-Faculty Forum: Transformations in Tech That Are Shaping Our Future

May 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

AFF - Tech

McDonnell Hall, Room A02

Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University


Andrea J. Goldsmith
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University; Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering


Tiernan Ray ’92

Anne Hoecker ’97
Senior Partner Bain & Company, Head of Americas Technology and Cloud Services Practice

Lisa Hsu ’02
Principal Engineer, Microsoft Azure

Autumn Chantal Anderson ’07
Operations Counsel, Airbnb


AGAndrea J. Goldsmith
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Andrea Goldsmith is the dean of engineering and applied science and the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. She was previously the Stephen Harris Professor of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where she is now Harris Professor Emerita. Her research interests are in information theory, communication theory and signal processing, and their application to wireless communications, interconnected systems and neuroscience. She founded and served as chief technical officer of Plume WiFi (formerly Accelera, Inc.) and of Quantenna Inc., and she serves on the board of directors for Intel, Medtronic, Crown Castle Inc., and the Marconi Society. She also serves on the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and as the founding chair of the IEEE Board of Directors Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Ethics. Goldsmith is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the IEEE. Her awards include the Marconi Prize, the IEEE Sumner Technical Field Award, the ACM Athena Lecturer Award, the ComSoc Armstrong Technical Achievement Award, the Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, the WICE Mentoring Award and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She is author of the book “Wireless Communications’” and co-author of the books, “MIMO Wireless Communications,” “Principles of Cognitive Radio” and “Machine Learning and Wireless Communications,” all published by Cambridge University Press, as well as an inventor on 29 patents.


TRTiernan Ray ’92

Tiernan Ray has covered technology and business since 1994, the year Amazon got started. He was the resident technology blogger and columnist at and Barron’s magazine for over a decade. He has been a reporter for SmartMoney and Bloomberg, and his work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, ZDNet, Capital Market Labs and the New York Times. Tiernan’s weekly coverage of tech stocks, including interviews with public-company executives, and thoughts on tech trends and investing can be seen in his newsletter, The Technology Letter. His writing on artificial intelligence can be seen weekly at ZDNet.

AHAnne Hoecker ’97
Senior Partner Bain & Company, Head of Americas Technology and Cloud Services Practice

Anne Hoecker is a senior partner with Bain & Company. She is the head of Bain’s Americas Technology and Cloud Services practice. Hoecker advises leading technology companies on company-wide transformations, strategy, supply chain and operational excellence.

LHLisa Hsu ’02
Principal Engineer, Microsoft Azure

Lisa Hsu received her B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Princeton in 2002 and went on to receive an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer architecture from the University of Michigan before embarking on a career of industrial research at AMD, Qualcomm and now Microsoft. She enjoys sitting at the intersection of research and product, doing things for the first time so that they may be done again at scale many times over, and holds 17 patents (and counting). At Microsoft, she works on strategic data center initiatives to make Azure a fast, efficient and sustainable platform. Additionally, Hsu co-hosts a podcast about computer architecture, where guests have discussed topics as far ranging as quantum computing, augmented reality, COVID exposure tracking technology and systems for machine learning at Facebook. On a personal note, Hsu married her Princeton sweetheart, with whom she was partners for the famous (infamous?) ELE Car Lab course, and they have two wonderful children.

ACAAutumn Chantal Anderson ’07
Operations Counsel, Airbnb

Autumn Chantal Anderson is an accomplished attorney and author. Much of her legal work has focused on tech, business and entertainment. She has worked in-house at companies at all stages of development, including through IPO, is a trusted business advisor and has served in various counsel roles at tech companies ranging from Airbnb to Facebook and Google. She worked at WilmerHale supporting Apple, Ericsson and multiple startup companies, and has also worked at various entertainment companies in Hollywood. She is a dedicated advocate for new ideas and facilitates creativity. She is known for her work across a multitude of verticals within tech and cross-functional collaboration. Originally from New York City, Anderson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and worked for NASA before attending Princeton. In her free time, she loves to learn through reading, documentaries and films, and she is a creative writer currently working on a novel.



May 20
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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McDonnell A02
Princeton University
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