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Palo Alto, CA November 2nd.

2017 Fellow Nominations Open

Due by June 30, 2016


2016 Young Scholars Mominations

Due by June 30, 2016



Nominations Open for Fellow and Young Scholar

January 27, 2016 Mountain View, CA The $100,000 Marconi Prize is awarded annually to a living scientist or scientists who have made a significant contribution in the field of information and communications science. It is considered the most prestigious award specific to the field. 

Nominations for the Marconi Prize may be submitted at any time, but the deadline for consideration for the 2017 Prize (to be presented in the fall of 2017) is June 30, 2017. The Paul Baran Young Scholar Awards, which include a cash prize of $4000 plus $1000 expenses to attend the Society’s annual awards gala, recognize outstanding young scientists and engineers anywhere in the world who have demonstrated exceptional capabilities and potential. A nomination must be submitted on behalf of the candidate by a faculty or technical advisor. The deadline is June 30, 2016. To be eligible for this year’s awards, nominees must have been born in 1988 or later.

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Video: 2015 Symposium on IoT

October 20, 2015, the Marconi Society held a symposium at the Royal Society in London to honor our 2015 Fellow Peter Kirstein. Kirstein's recent work has included papers on the Internet of Things so the event showcased innovative technologies for IoT. 

Kirstein was joined by Fellows David Payne, Bob Kahn & Vint Cerf. The dozen speakers included Dame Wendy Hall and Jun Murai, "The Father of the Internet in Japan." All on video below.  

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1992 Fellow James Flanagan dies at 89

Flanagan Bell Labs1992 Marconi Fellow James L. Flanagan died August 25 at home, one day short of his 90th birthday. Dr. Flanagan was a legend at Bell Labs, where he contributed to the development of signal coding algorithms used in telecommunications, voicemail systems  and techniques for automatic  speech synthesis and recognition. 

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