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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. 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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Akamai Co-Founder Dr. Tom Leighton Wins 2018 Marconi Prize

Mountain View, CA, March 22, 2018 Pioneered Content Delivery Network Services Industry Dr. Frank Thomson “Tom” Leighton, who developed the algorithms now used to deliver trillions of content requests over the Internet every day, has…

In Search of Genius Featuring Marconi Chair Vint Cerf

From CBS News. How to account for a “stroke of genius”? How is it that lightbulb-like flashes of inspiration seem to have touched only a handful of people down through the centuries? That's the question Mo Rocca explores in our Cover…

Marconi Society Seeks Outstanding Young Researchers for Prestigious Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) Young Scholar Award nominations now open for researchers in the Internet and communications Do you know an outstanding young researcher focused on the Internet and communications? Each year the Marconi…

Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest Join The National Inventors Hall of Fame 2018 Class of Inductees

New Inductees and Contributions to Society to be Honored at May Event ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Fifteen innovation pioneers whose inventions range from OLED displays to football's yellow "First and Ten Line" will be honored…

Young Scholars Wenhan Dai and Yuan Shen Show How to Make Wireless Localization More Accurate

A new theoretical analysis of wireless localization systems represents settings of a wireless network (yellow) and measurement error (purple) as three-dimensional spaces. The intersection of the two spaces defines the network’s optimal configuration.…

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Doubling Wireless Bandwidth: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Negar Reiskarimian and Paula Reinman “I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes … because they're harder.…

Check Out One of the Best Awards You've Never Heard Of

Are you jazzed about networking with the people who created the ground-breaking technologies that we all rely on today - like Vint Cerf, Marty Cooper, Len Kleinrock, Brad Parkinson and others? Do you want to be part of a peer group of the…

The Road Ahead for Wireless Technology: Dreams and Challenges

By Andrea Goldsmith What does the future of wireless look like? The next generation of wireless networks - 5G and beyond - will support ubiquitous communications between people and devices, including devices we cannot even envision today. These…

Connecting the Next Billion: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help

Amazing conversations happen when Marconi Society Chair and Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf gets together with Nokia Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon. Their discussion about using artificial intelligence (AI) to connect the next…

Securing Consumer Trust in the Internet of Things

By Paula Reinman In a recent survey of our newsletter readers we asked participants what topics they would most like to learn more about. One of the top responses was the Internet of Things (IoT). This is not surprising. The subject not only…

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