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  • 2017 Marconi Prize Winner

    Arun Netravali, honored for his pioneering work in video technology, receives the Marconi Prize at a ceremony at Nokia Bell Labs on October 3, 2017.

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  • 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

    Thomas Kailath, honored for his transformative contributions to information and system science and his sustained mentoring and development of new generations of scientists, will receive the award at a ceremony in Summit, New Jersey on October 3, 2017.

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2017 Marconi Symposium and Awards Gala

Invitations have gone out for October 3, 2017 Symposium and Awards gala, honoring Arun Netravali, 2017 Marconi Fellow, Thomas Kailath, Marconi Lifetime Achievement Award, and our 2017 Paul Baran Young Scholars.

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Marconi Society Events

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,…

Marty and Dorothie Hellman will Give Ted Talk

Marty and Dorothie Hellman will give a TED talk on Saturday 6/10 in Tysons Corner, VA.  Hellman is a Marconi Fellow and co-winner of the 2015 Turing Award.

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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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Remembering Pål Spilling

By Vint Cerf It is with a heavy heart that I report to Internauts everywhere that one of the early pioneers of the ARPANET and Internet has passed away. Pål Spilling was at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (NDRE) at a time when…

Marconi Fellows Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn Receive 2018 Franklin Institute Awards

The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2018! We hope you will join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements during The Franklin Institute Awards Week, scheduled…

Notable Israelis, Including Marconi Fellow Jacob Ziv, Honored at EMET Prize Gala

From The Jerusalem Post By Noa Amouyal The EMET Prize pays homage to excellence in Israel across a variety of fields, and the honorees share a $1 million award given by the AMN Foundation. A robust democracy must protect all forms…

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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…
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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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Can You Help Prevent Another Korean War?

By Martin E. Hellman Underlying the current risk of war with North Korea is the common misconception that diplomacy with North Korea has not worked in the past, so it will not work now. Secretary of State Tillerson has cautioned that “North…

Internet Pioneers and Leaders Tell the FCC: You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Internet creators and leading figures ask the FCC to cancel its vote repealing Net Neutrality protections The Honorable Roger Wicker Chair, Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet The…
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The Beautiful Mind of Neural Networks

A “second-best” technology moves to the center of our lives By Robert W. Lucky I was telling someone how intelligent my dog was. He shrugged dismissively and said, “Dogs are just really good pattern detectors.” Afterward,…

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