Reid Weaver Dennis Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Her research activities during the first 10 years at Stanford included low-power circuit and system design, video signal processing, and wireless communications. In 1999, Dr. Meng took leave from Stanford and founded Atheros Communications, Inc., which delivers the core technology for high-performance wireless communication systems. As a result of this effort, Dr. Meng was named one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in 2001 by Red Herring, Innovator of the Year in 2002 by MIT Sloan School eBA, and the CIO 20/20 Vision Award in 2002. She returned to Stanford in 2000 to continue her research and teaching at the University.
Dr. Meng's current research interests focus on circuit optimization, neural signal processing, and computation architectures for future scaled CMOS technology. She has received many awards and honors for her research work at Stanford: an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, an ONR Young Investigator Award, an IBM Faculty Development Award, a Best Paper Award and a Distinguished Lecturer Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Eli Jury Award from U.C. Berkeley, and awards from AT&T, Okawa Foundation and other industry and academic organizations. She has given plenary talks at major conferences in the areas of signal processing and wireless communications. She is the author of one book, several book chapters, and over 200 technical articles in journals and conferences. Dr. Meng is a Fellow of the IEEE. She received her Ph.D. in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988.