• 2017 Paul Baran Young Scholars

    Accepting nominations through June 30, 2017

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    Marconi Society Young Scholars
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    Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf to Chair Marconi Society

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    Celestini Project Helps Pregnant Women in Uganda

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  • 2016 Young Scholars

    The Marconi Society Names Four as the 2016 Young Scholars

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  • 2016 Marconi Prize Winner

    Bradford Parkinson, honored for his technical leadership in the design and development of the Global Positioning System, will receive the award at a ceremony in Mountain View, California, on November 2, 2016.

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    Bradford Parkinson Marconi Prize 2016
  • Young Scholars Program

    The Paul Baran Young Scholars is a community of young scientists advancing the frontiers of telecommunications in emerging fields that are likely to be in the forefront of future applications.

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Marconi Society Events

Brad Parkinson

Marconi - SCNPT Symposium on Advances in Communications

November 2, 2016 Kavli & Panofsky Auditoriums, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) (invitation only) This year’s Marconi Symposium, honoring Stanford Emeritus Professor Brad Parkinson, is jointly presented with Stanford’s…
2016 Marconi Society Young Scholars

Marconi Awards Gala

November 2, 2016 Computer History Museum (invitation only) Stanford Professor Emeritus Brad Parkinson, “father of GPS,” will receive the 2016 Marconi Prize in a ceremony at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The…

Marconi Society News

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Marconi Fellow and Board Member Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Marconi Fellow Whitfield Diffie and Board member Andrea Goldsmith have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Diffie, an advisor to Redwood City-based Black Ridge Technology, was honored for the invention of public key cryptography…
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‘Father of the Cell Phone,’ 88, Still Bullish on Mobile

By Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle December 28, 2016 Martin “Marty” Cooper claimed his place in technology history 43 years ago when he demonstrated a handheld cellular phone. But back then, he didn’t grasp how fully the…
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Irwin Jacobs: From Telecom Mogul to Salk Institute Leader

By Chris Emery, The San Diego Union-Tribune December 27, 2016 Irwin Jacobs recently stepped down as chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, replaced by Gateway computer founder Ted Waitt. During Jacobs’ decade-long…

Marconi Society Blog

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Marconi Society Young Scholar Award: The Nomination that Can Change your Career

Are you laser-focused on innovations in communications and the Internet that will significantly benefit people everywhere? Have you persevered against incredible odds to show that your ideas will work and can change the status…
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Technology for Good: How Networking Saves Big Cats

By Camilla Fritze Co-authored by Paula Reinman Close your eyes and think of a jungle: the noises, the smells and the sounds. Think of the most majestic and inspirational creature in that jungle. What comes to mind? For many, the tiger…
Marconi Connected World
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What Your Connected World Could Look Like in 2017

By Vint Cerf Co-authored by Paula Reinman Thanks to contributions by Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars  John Cioffi, Giovanni Corazza, Martin E. Hellman, Joe Lukens, George MacCartney, Jr., Arogyaswami Paulraj, and Junwen Zhang. The…

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