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    The Technion and Eitan Yaakobi host Marconi Fellows Andrew Viterbi and Jacob Ziv.

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    What happens when incremental improvement in integrated circuits is not good enough?

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Marconi Fellows Viterbi and Ziv Join Young Scholar Yaakobi at The Technion

The Marconi Society Conference 2018 The Technion's Computer Science department held The Marconi Society conference: "The Information Era: Past, Present and Future", on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. Guest of honor was Prof. Andrew Viterbi,…

2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer Awarded to Marconi Society Board Member Andrea Goldsmith

Original Article 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer ACM named Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University the 2018-2019 Athena Lecturer for contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications, and for the successful transfer…

Marconi Fellow Sir David N. Payne Receives Esteemed Royal Award on Behalf of the University of Southampton

Professor Sir David Payne, Chairman Emeritus of the Marconi Society and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), received the highly-prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on behalf of the University…
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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,…

Marconi Society Blog


The Fundamental Differences Between Artificial and Human Intelligence

By Federico Faggin (Paper presented at the V Congress of the Future, Santiago, Chile) There is much speculation today about a possible future where mankind will be surpassed, perhaps even destroyed by machines. We hear of self-driving…
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Public Service Baked In

By Vint Cerf Public service seems to be baked into the DNA of the Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars. I thought about this at a meeting we held with the FCC in Washington DC in March. Our board was convening in DC and we offered to meet…

Engineering in the Twilight of Moore’s Law

It’s all about finding and riding the big waves By Robert W Lucky I’ve been hearing about the impending end of Moore’s Law for so many years that I’ve become skeptical of all the claims of doom. Like the Little Engine That Could,…

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…

Marconi Society Events


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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