He is the Cockrell Family Endowed Chair in Engineering, in the Dept. of ECE at the University of Texas at Austin. He developed CDMA systems at Qualcomm from 1995-97, and has consulted for many technology companies and government agencies over the last two decades.

Dr. Andrews is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and has received the 2019 IEEE Tomayisu Award, the 2015 Terman Award, a 2007 NSF CAREER award and has been co-author of fifteen best paper award recipients, including seven annual IEEE journal paper awards. He is co-author of the books Fundamentals of WiMAX and Fundamentals of LTE, and is an IEEE Fellow. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2013-18 and was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2014-16