• 2017 Paul Baran Young Scholars

    Accepting nominations through June 30, 2017

    Marconi Society Young Scholars
  • Marconi Society Chair

    Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf to Chair Marconi Society

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  • Marconi Society Young Scholars

    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.


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

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

Marconi Society Sponors WCNC2017 Poster Session for IEEE Communications Society

In keeping with its commitment to encouraging young scientists in communications-related fields, the Marconi Society sponsored the poster session at WCNC2017, an annual meeting of the IEEE Communications Society.  WCNC2017 was co-chaired this…

Marconi Fellow Bob Metcalfe on Encouraging More Startups at the University of Texas at Austin

By Hojun Choi, Silicon Hills News University of Texas president Greg Fenves and Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, explored ways that universities can have a bigger impact on the world at the “Research Universities Should be Better at…

Vint Cerf: Marconi Society Chair and Google's Internet Evangelist on the Next Steps in Connectivity

By Catherine Cheney, Devex AUSTIN, Texas — Vint Cerf — one of the fathers of the internet and now “chief internet evangelist” at Google — drew a massive crowd at South by Southwest this week for his talk on “An Internet For And…

Marconi Society Blog

Marconi Society Young Scholars
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One Thing You Can Do Today For the Future of Research

By Paula Reinman Calling all scientists and engineers dedicated to making the world a better place through breakthroughs in communications and networking: we have an opportunity for you! While funding cuts, policy stalemates and university…
Machine Learning

Unreliable Machine Learning

By Vint Cerf I'm not an expert in machine learning, so this essay is likely to expose this fact. Machine learning has been in the news increasingly in the past few years with the occasional spectacular headline, such as “AlphaGo Beats…
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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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