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Save the Date for the 2015 Marconi Prize Ceremony and Symposium

The 2014 events will take place Oct. 20th in London, UK. Location and details to be announced soon. If you would like to receive updates or have questions, please contact Hatti Hamlin,

Vision 2020: March 31 at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Marconi Young Scholar Symposium. Keynote by Marconi Vice-chair Vint Cerf Details

Nominations open for 2016 Fellow

Deadline June 30th 2015 for next year, 2016 The picture is 2014 Fellow Arogyaswami Paulraj and the 2015 Young Scholars.

Nominations open for 2015 Young Scholars

Deadline June 30th 2015 for this year, 2015. Young Scholars must have been born in 1987 or later. Program named for Paul Baran, pictured

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Zvi GalilMarconi Board member Zvi Galil, Dean and Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, has been at the forefront of promoting online degree programs at his prestigious school.  Now, even President Obama has taken notice.  In a speech at Georgia Tech recently, the President gave a speech on accessibility and affordability in higher education, and specifically called out the institution’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science, pointing out it is “just a fraction of the price of an in-classroom program.”  

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Paul Baran Young Scholars Symposium  with Vint Cerf keynote

Sponsored by the Marconi Society and Georgia Tech

"An interactive event highlighting world class Innovation that Georgia Tech is known for. Teams will show how their breakthroughs in information theory, telecommunications, computing and cryptography, can scale into applications powering both the enterprise and consumer applications of tomorrow.

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The deadline is June 30, 2015 for two prestigious awards. Young Scholar nominees for 2015 must have been born in 1987 or later in recognition of the fact that Guglielmo Marconi was age 27 when he successfully completed the first transatlantic radio signal transmission on December 12, 1901. They receive $4,000 and travel expenses to the Gala Award Ceremony held October 20 in London. Nominate a Young Scholar using this link. Competition is alway fierce.

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The Marconi Society invites nominations for the Marconi Prize of individuals worldwide who have made pioneering contributions to communications technology that have benefited humanity, thus perpetuating the spirit and work of Guglielmo Marconi. Nominate a Fellow using this link.

The Marconi Society welcomes nominations from learned societies and academies of all countries, as well as from individuals in universities, industry and public life.

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Honored for his pioneering contributions to developing the theory and applications of MIMO antennas Palo Alto, CA, January 21, 2014—Professor (Emeritus) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, Stanford University, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize. His idea for using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations - which is at the heart of the current high speed WiFi and 4G mobile systems – has revolutionized high speed wireless. More

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Kiseok Song, a Ph.D candidate at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), has been selected as a 2014 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar, Marconi Fellow Henry Samueli (L.) with Song.

Himanshu Asnani, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University Electrical Engineering School, is the second winner.


Marconi Fellows and Stanford Professors John Cioffi, A.J. Paulraj and Marty Hellman. Photo by Jennie Bourne
Marconi Fellow Bob Metcalfe will keynote the Silicon Innovation Forum at in San Francisco at SEMICON West 2014, July 8. Bob, the inventor of Ethernet, is  professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin. He actively supports the Austin tech and startup scene. (Release below.)

Marconi fellows John Cioffi and Marty Hellman came together June 4 to congratulate fellow Stanford Professor A.J. Paulraj, the 2014 Marconi Fellow. Paulraj invented MIMO, which dramatically increases the speed of nearly all of today's wireless networks. Paul is is in the center of the picture, with fellow Stanford Professors John Cioffi on the left and Marty Hellman on the right. 

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