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Young Scholar Rajalakshmi Nandakumar: An App to Fight Opioid Overdoses

Listen to the entire episode on Science Friday. Segment Guest: Rajalakshmi Nandakumar – Rajalakshmi Nandakumar is a PhD candidate in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle,…
Air Quality Index

Indian Students Bag US Award for Developing Innovative App to Check Air Quality Index Levels

Original article from hindustantimes A team of Delhi-based engineering college students has won a competition by US’ prestigious Marconi Society for developing an innovative mobile application that estimates the quality of air in one’s…
Dehli Pollution

Delhi pollution: Indian students build air-quality measuring app Air Congnizer

Original Article from Financial Express Three students of Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering in Delhi developed an Android app to measure the alarming pollution levels in the National Capital Region (NCR), the US-based Marconi Society,…

Middle School Student Develops Novel Solar Panel System; Wins $25,000 Top Award in the National Broadcom MASTERS Competition

Broadcom MASTERS Awards $100,000 in Prizes Inspiring and Rewarding the Nation's Next Generation of Scientists, Engineers and Innovators Read the article on prnewswire.com… WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Broadcom Foundation…
Sir Charles Kuen Kao

Sir Charles Kuen Kao: In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Prof Sir Charles Kuen Kao, Nobel Prize laureate 2009 and Marconi Fellow 1985. Charles passed away on the morning of Sunday 23rd September. He had suffered from debilitating Alzheimer’s…

Marconi Society Blog


Happy 30th Anniversary, GPS and Thank You, Brad Parkinson

By Vint Cerf It’s difficult to believe that the first GPS II satellites were launched 30 years ago this month. Personally, I can barely remember a time when GPS was not making nearly every part of my life easier. Not to mention Bob…

Artificial Intelligence and Information Theory

By Claude Berrou The best way to confound a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) is to ask him or her to define the natural intelligence he/she is supposed to reproduce in electronic machines. Indeed, the criteria for intelligence are…

2018 Is a Wrap

2018 was a productive and successful year at the Marconi Society, thanks in large part to our outstanding Young Scholars, Fellows and friends. We continued our mission of inspiring innovations in the Internet and communications that benefit…
Quantum Internet

A Step Toward the Quantum Internet

By Paula Reinman and Joe Lukens For the past two years, Joe Lukens, Marconi Society Young Scholar and Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been interested in frequency-based quantum information processing as an approach…
Marconi Women in STEM

The Pink Wave in STEM – Starting in Middle School

Maya Ajmera, Henry Samueli, Jacqueline Prawira, Paula Golden Photo courtesy of Linda Doane/Society for Science & the Public When Henry Samueli was awarded the Marconi Prize 2012 for his pioneering advances that led to the explosive…

Marconi Society Events

2018 Marconi Young Scholar Symposium – Oct. 1, 2018, University of Bologna

The Future of Communications: Bringing Down Silos to Connect the Next Billion Presented by Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars and University of Bologna UNIBO Accademia Della Scienze, Sala Ulisse Agenda 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch…

2018 Marconi Fellow Tom Leighton to be Honored in Bologna

October 2, 2018 – Bologna, Italy The 2018 Marconi Awards Dinner (Palazzo Re Enzo; by invitation only) will take place October 2nd. The event honors Professor F. Thomson Leighton, cofounder of Akamai Technologies, for his contributions to…

2018 Marconi Symposium, “Restoring Trust on the Internet”

October 2, 2018, 9 a.m. Honoring the 2018 Marconi Fellow, Akamai cofounder F. Thomson Leighton, the program explores how technology and regulation are addressing problems that have led to rising threats and diminishing trust on the Internet. …

Marconi Fellows Andrew Viterbi and Jacob Ziv to Join Young Scholar Eitan Yaakobi at The Technion

Tuesday, April 24, Technion, Haifa, Israel Join Marconi Fellows Andrew Viterbi and Jacob Ziv, along with 2009 Young Scholar Eitan Yaakobi, for a special session at the Technion to discuss the future of communications. For an invitation,…

Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest to be Inducted Into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 3, 2018, National Museum Building, Washington, DC Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest will join other Marconi Fellows, including Martin E. Hellman, Irwin Jacobs, Robert Metcalfe, Andrew Viterbi and others as…

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