• 2018 Marconi Prize

    Accepting nominations through July 31, 2017

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  • 2017 Marconi Prize Winner

    Arun Netravali, honored for his pioneering work in video technology, receives the Marconi Prize at a ceremony at Nokia Bell Labs on October 3, 2017.

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    Arun Netravali Marconi Prize 2017
  • 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.


Upcoming Events

Sharing events covering key technology and policy issues in communications and the Internet.

Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

Recognizing outstanding young scientists and engineers who have demonstrated exceptional capabilities and potential.

Marconi Prize

Honoring individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of communications.

Marconi Society Events

2017 Marconi Symposium and Awards Gala

Save the Date! October 3, 2017 Mark your calendar for the 2017 Symposium at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey on October 3rd, 2017. Awards Dinner: October 3, 2017 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. Winners to be announced…

Marty and Dorothie Hellman will Give Ted Talk

Marty and Dorothie Hellman will give a TED talk on Saturday 6/10 in Tysons Corner, VA.  Hellman is a Marconi Fellow and co-winner of the 2015 Turing Award.

Marconi Society News


ConversatioNIST: The Internet and Cybersecurity

Donna Dodson, Associate Director and Chief Cyber Security Advisor, and Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and former NIST VCAT member, have a wide-ranging discussion about the past, present and future of the internet, network security,…
Arun Netrevali

Arun Netravali, Former Bell Labs President and Digital Video Pioneer, Awarded the 2017 Marconi Prize

Enabled today’s digital TV, HDTV and video services by pioneering the key base MPEG technology MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 15, 2017 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and related technologies,…
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Robert Tkach To Lead Marconi Society As Vice Chairman

Optical fiber pioneer and industry leader joins Vint Cerf in leading foundation dedicated to carrying on Marconi’s legacy by supporting next generation of scientists MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 14, 2017 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering…

Marconi Society Blog


Trustworthiness and Truthfulness Are Essential

Their Absence Can Introduce Huge Risks By Peter G. Neumann Trustworthiness is fundamental to our technologies and to our human relationships. Over-trusting something that is not trustworthy often leads to bad results. Not trusting something…
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Netravali Gets Marconi Prize for Digital Video

From The Times of India Engineer-scientist Arun Netravali, who grew up in Mumbai and pioneered work on video compression standards, has been awarded the prestigious Marconi Prize.

An Interview with 2017 Marconi Award Winner Arun Netravali

HOW TO PROMOTE COLLABORATION: An Interview with 2017 Marconi Award Winner Arun Netravali Arun Netravali, the 2017 Marconi Fellow, was the ninth president of the legendary Bell Labs. In addition to his pioneering work in video compression…

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