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Theresa H. Meng

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Biography

An engineer, scholar and entrepreneur who saw the potential for combining digital signal processing (DSP) and radio-frequency (RF) circuitry on a single chip, Teresa H. Meng enabled the wireless freedom needed for universal personalized network access through wireless communications. Dr. Meng’s strategy of integrating DSP and RF in standard CMOS technology has become the basis of today’s lower-cost, lower-power and higher-performing wireless systems.

In 1999, while on leave from Stanford University, Dr. Meng founded Atheros Communications to produce high-volume, inexpensive integrated chips for wireless local area network (WLAN) applications, enabling WLANs to move from specialized to widespread use, such as in office and home environments. After returning to Stanford in 2001, Dr. Meng has focused her research efforts on bio-implant technologies, neural prosthetics and noninvasive medical treatments using focused EM energy.

Dr. Meng is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and currently the Reid Weaver Dennis Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, Stanford, California.