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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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Join Us for a Meet-Up at the IEEE Honors Ceremony

Thursday, May 10, Palace Hotel, San Francisco Join Marconi Society Young Scholars and Fellows for an informal meet-up in conjunction with the IEEE Honors Ceremony, recognizing Marconi Fellow Brad Parkinson as the 2018 Medal of Honor recipient. For…

Martin Hellman to Speak at CISAC Science Seminar “Rethinking National Security.”

Join Marconi Fellow and Turing Award winner Martin Hellman for the CISAC Science Seminar, “Rethinking National Security.” Monday, February 5, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM William J. Perry Conference Room Encina Hall, Second Floor 616…

Martin Hellman to Give Keynote Address at ACM

Marconi Fellow and Turing Award winner Martin Hellman will give the keynote address at ACM India’s Annual Event on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Persistent System limited, Nagpur, India. While public key cryptography is seen as revolutionary,…

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Nominations Now Open For the Prestigious 2019 Marconi Prize

Seeking scientists whose contributions have advanced communications technology and significantly benefited humanity Mountain View, CA, April 17, 2018—The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications…

Commentary: How 5G Technology Will Transform the Way We Live

By THEODORE S. RAPPAPORT, Fortune Magazine Over 40 years ago, humanity was introduced to on-the-go communications with the first generation of clunky cellphones that looked like bricks or came in backpacks. These phones were heavy,…

Professor Tom Leighton wins 2018 Marconi Prize

MIT News Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics Akamai co-founder honored for pioneering content delivery network services industry. MIT professor of mathematics Tom Leighton has been selected to receive the 2018 Marconi Prize. The Marconi…

Changing Our Lives Forever: Marconi Fellow Marty Cooper and The First Cellphone Call

By Hana R. Alberts, New York Post Martin Cooper stood in front of the Hilton on Sixth Avenue, clutching an unwieldy hunk of beige plastic that weighed almost 3 pounds. He punched in a nine-digit number, then waited for a telephone 30 miles…

Marconi Fellow Brad Parkinson: A grave threat to GPS and GNSS

By Bradford Parkinson Vice-chair, U.S. PNT Advisory Board In the coming months, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may allow high-powered, ground-based, communication transmitters to broadcast at a frequency near GPS L1. U.S.…

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Marconi Fellows Receive an Unprecedented Number of Prestigious Honors

“Selecting a Marconi Fellow is quite difficult…because we look for someone with great ingenuity, great intelligence and great success in science. But at the same time, we’re also looking for someone who has made a tangible difference…

Empowering Students to Change Local Lives With Technology: What We Have Learned So Far

By Dr. Dorothy Okello and Paula Reinman  “While technology is important, it's what we do with it that truly matters.” Muhammad Yunis – Founder, Grameen Bank Two years ago, the Marconi Society Young Scholars, led by Dr. Joseph…
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Doubling Wireless Bandwidth: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Negar Reiskarimian and Paula Reinman “I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes … because they're harder.…

Check Out One of the Best Awards You've Never Heard Of

Are you jazzed about networking with the people who created the ground-breaking technologies that we all rely on today - like Vint Cerf, Marty Cooper, Len Kleinrock, Brad Parkinson and others? Do you want to be part of a peer group of the…

The Road Ahead for Wireless Technology: Dreams and Challenges

By Andrea Goldsmith What does the future of wireless look like? The next generation of wireless networks - 5G and beyond - will support ubiquitous communications between people and devices, including devices we cannot even envision today. These…

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