Jean Armstrong is a Professor at Monash University, Australia, where she leads a research group working on topics including optical wireless, radio frequency and optical fiber communications. She has published numerous papers including over seventy on aspects of OFDM for wireless and optical communications and has six commercialized patents. Jean Armstrong was born in Scotland and before emigrating to Australia worked as a Design Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Ltd., Scotland. In Australia she has held a range of academic positions at Monash University, the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. During her career she has received numerous awards including a Carolyn Haslett Memorial Scholarship, a Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship, the Peter Doherty prize for the best commercialization opportunity in Australia (joint winner), induction into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award and most recently the IET Mountbatten Medal. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and IEAust. She was a Member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Evaluation Committee in the most recent evaluation round and has previously served on the ARC College of Experts. Professor Armstrong is actively involved in IEEE Communications Society activities including editing (IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Journal of Optical Communications Networks), reviewing and conference organization.