Entries by Hatti Hamlin

The 4th Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit

Fourth Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, April 19 – 21, 2017. Join global industry leaders and some of the most influential researchers in wireless via live streaming at the April 19-21 to explore the next generation of wireless, 5G. The fourth annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, now sold out, is co-hosted by Nokia and NYU WIRELESS, and will focus on overall 5G end-to-end system […]

2017 Marconi Symposium and Awards Gala

Save the Date! October 3, 2017 Mark your calendar for the 2017 Symposium at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey on October 3rd, 2017. Awards Dinner: October 3, 2017 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. Winners to be announced soon; check back for more details


Marconi Fellow and Board Member Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Marconi Fellow Whitfield Diffie and Board member Andrea Goldsmith have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Diffie, an advisor to Redwood City-based Black Ridge Technology, was honored for the invention of public key cryptography and for broader contributions to privacy. Dr. Goldsmith, the Stephen Harris Professor of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, […]


GPS Files: Ugly Afterlife of Technology Products Revealed by GPS Tracking

By Hatti Hamlin What happens to your iPhone, laptop, or other electronic devices when you’re done with them?  If you sent something to a recycling center, you probably think it was disposed of responsibly, right? But think again. A two-year investigation by the Seattle-based Basel Action Network, found that sometimes businesses simply send electronics overseas instead of recycling them. […]


Don’t Blame It On GPS!

By Hatti Hamlin How often have you heard someone complain that “GPS got us totally lost”? 2016 Marconi Fellow Brad Parkinson, widely considered the “father of GPS”, has news for you.  “GPS is not to blame! It doesn’t tell you where to go; it just tells you where you are,” says the Stanford Emeritus Professor of […]


We Need to Protect and Strengthen GPS, says Brad Parkinson, 2016 Marconi Fellow

By Hatti Hamlin Stanford Professor Emeritus Brad Parkinson has spent his life developing and improving GPS—an often uphill battle, but one he’s consistently won.  Now he worries that the global utility he’s spent almost his entire career building could be at risk from malicious new technology designed to jam GPS signals deliberately, as well as from […]

IEEE Honors David Forney, A Founder of the Modem Industry

Marconi Fellow David Forney, adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT, will receive the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) Medal of Honor, the highest award bestowed by the IEEE. Dr. Forney received the Marconi Prize in 1997 for […]