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Stanford Professor A.J. Paulraj Wins the 2014 Marconi Prize

Honored for his pioneering contributions to developing the theory and applications of MIMO antennas

Palo Alto, CA, January 21, 2014—Professor (Emeritus) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, Stanford University, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize. His idea for using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations - which is at the heart of the current high speed WiFi and 4G mobile systems – has revolutionized high speed wireless delivery of multimedia services for billions of people. More…

James Lee Massey (1934-2013)

James MasseyJames Lee Massey, the 1999 Marconi Fellow honored for his significant advances in cryptography and related coding problems as well as his teaching and mentoring of a generation of scientists and technologists, died June 16th, 2013, in Copenhagen. More…

2013 Marconi Prize Goes To Cellphone Pioneer
Martin Cooper

Martin CooperForty years to the day after he helped launch the age of portable mobile telecommunications, the Marconi Society has announced that Martin Cooper is the recipient of the 2013 Marconi Prize, considered the pinnacle honor in the field of communication and information science. More…

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5G, MIMO and Remarkable Wireless Advances

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Featuring MIMO pioneer Arogyaswami Paulraj, Broadcom Founder Henry Samueli and Stanford Professor Andrea Goldsmith.

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In the News

Will 2014 Be the Year That the Internet is Reined In?

That’s the topic of John Markoff’s edited interviews with Marconi Fellows Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn in the New York Times. Read More…

David Payne wins James Clerk Maxwell Award

Marconi Chairman was honored for "ground-breaking contributions to optical fibre technologies" by IEEE and RSE.. Read more…

Zvi GalilHigher Education Revolution

Marconi Board member Zvi Galil, Dean of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is helping lead a higher education revolution through the institution’s plans to make a master’s degree in computer science available through massive open online courses for a fraction of the on-campus cost, a first for an elite institution. Read more…

Call for Nominations for 2015 Marconi Prize

The Marconi Society invites nominations for the Marconi Prize of individuals worldwide who have made pioneering contributions to communications technology that have benefited humanity, thus perpetuating the spirit and work of Guglielmo Marconi. The Marconi Society welcomes nominations from learned societies and academies of all countries, as well as from individuals in universities, industry and public life. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2014. Details…

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