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Marconi Society News

Marconi Chair Vint Cerf on Education, Smart Regulation Needed for Digital Future

Senior Google executive and internet pioneer, Vint Cerf, has called for the introduction of smart regulation “guard rails”, and improved digital education for tech professionals and the general public, as the UN published a landmark report…

Young Scholar Negar Reiskarimian Joins Faculty at MIT's School of Engineering

Top row, L to R: Ghobadi, Andreas, Sra. Bottom row, L to R: O'Brien, Reiskarimian, Agarwal. MIT | EECS School of Engineering The School of Engineering is welcoming 11 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers. With…

Young Scholar Salvatore Campione Receives Presidential Early Career Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia researchers Salvatore Campione, Matthew Gomez, Paul Schmit and Irina Tezaur have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2019. President Donald Trump announced the awards…

Young Scholar Joe Lukens Receives DOE Early Career Funding Award

August 1, 2019 By Abby Bower (view the original article) Seven Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers representing a range of scientific disciplines have received Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career…
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Marconi Society Names Three 2019 Paul Baran Young Scholars

  Innovative researchers from around the world create breakthroughs to scale 5G networks and the Internet of Things San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2019 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications…

Marconi Society Blog

Remembering Jim Spilker

We mourn the loss of Professor James Spilker, Jr, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) pioneer, philanthropist, entrepreneur and friend.  Jim’s work touches billions and provides one of the key underpinnings to daily life. He passed away on…
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On Internet Safety, Security and Privacy

Forty years ago, when Bob Kahn and I created the TCP/IP networking protocol for the Internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what would become the digital superhighway that powers everything in society from modern business…
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Physical Behavior Analysis – Estimating Crowds and Movements in GPS-Denied Environments

By Stefania Bartoletti It may feel like you are always on the grid and your location is constantly broadcast by some GPS device or another. In reality, we are often in environments, including buildings and parking lots, where GPS works poorly…
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The Technological Imperative for Ethical Evolution

By Martin Hellman Almost overnight, the Manhattan Project transformed ethical decision making from a purely moral concern into one that is essential for human survival. Recent technological advances, including genetic engineering, AI, and…
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Paul Baran Young Scholars Continue to Achieve Great Things

By Vint Cerf In 2008, we recognized the first Marconi Society Young Scholars and knew that we were on to something good.  By honoring and supporting young researchers who are creating innovative solutions to the biggest challenges in communications…

Marconi Society Events

2018 Marconi Young Scholar Symposium – Oct. 1, 2018, University of Bologna

The Future of Communications: Bringing Down Silos to Connect the Next Billion Presented by Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars and University of Bologna UNIBO Accademia Della Scienze, Sala Ulisse Agenda 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch…

2018 Marconi Fellow Tom Leighton to be Honored in Bologna

October 2, 2018 – Bologna, Italy The 2018 Marconi Awards Dinner (Palazzo Re Enzo; by invitation only) will take place October 2nd. The event honors Professor F. Thomson Leighton, cofounder of Akamai Technologies, for his contributions to…

2018 Marconi Symposium, “Restoring Trust on the Internet”

October 2, 2018, 9 a.m. Honoring the 2018 Marconi Fellow, Akamai cofounder F. Thomson Leighton, the program explores how technology and regulation are addressing problems that have led to rising threats and diminishing trust on the Internet. …
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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.

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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