• 2017 Paul Baran Young Scholars

    Accepting nominations through June 30, 2017

    Marconi Society Young Scholars
  • 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

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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

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…

NYU WIRELESS and Sprint Join Forces to Advance 5G Mobile Technology

NYU WIRELESS and Sprint today announced they are working together to further the development of mobile 5G. Sprint joins the university research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering as an industry affiliate sponsor. As an industry…

Marconi Society Blog


The Ethics of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

By Vint Cerf I’ve written on this topic before, mostly in the context of the Internet. I would like to focus now on products and services developed by engineers. “Ethics” is derived from the Greek ethos, which is defined as the characteristic…
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Bob Tkach on the Potential of the Marconi Society

Each time you quickly grab information from the Internet, watch a video that streams smoothly or have a great Facetime or Skype connection with someone on the other side of the world, you can thank Bob Tkach. Together with Andrew Chraplyvy,…

Radio: The Invention That Keeps on Giving

120 years ago this month, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor.” This was the first description in print of a wireless telegraphy device – in…

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