Entries by John Verducci

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NYU’s George MacCartney, Jr. Honored With Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

By Paula Reinman Developing “foundational knowledge’ to change the future of wireless communications MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, September 14, 2016 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and the internet, will honor George MacCartney, Jr., a Ph.D. candidate at New York University (NYU), with the 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award. The […]

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Junwen Zhang of Georgia Institute of Technology To Receive Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

By Paula Reinman Ground-breaking work will add speed and capacity to 5G wireless networks   MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, September 14, 2016 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and the internet, will honor Junwen Zhang, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with the […]

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Quantum Communications: Using the Laws of Physics to Find the Holy Grail of Security

By Joe Lukens Co-authored by Paula Reinman Innovators often see opportunities where others see problems. Take the matter of light: intuition about classical physics does not hold true when it comes to light. Light comes in particles called photons, which lack even the simplest common-sense properties, such as specific location. They are difficult to isolate […]

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Beyond the Mapping Frenzy: Driverless Cars Will Depend on Highly Accurate GPS

By Paula Reinman By Ken Pesyna Co-authored by Paula Reinman The current money in the driverless car market is on mapping. Maps will play a key role in helping automated vehicles determine their exact location by comparing their sensor outputs (what they see) to this mapping data (what they should expect to see). With Uber spending […]

Marconi – SCNPT Symposium on Advances in Communications

November 2, 2016 Kavli & Panofsky Auditoriums, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) (invitation only) This year’s Marconi Symposium, honoring Stanford Emeritus Professor Brad Parkinson, is jointly presented with Stanford’s Center for Navigation, Position and Time (SCNPT). The invitation-only event includes dozens of presentations, and features individual talks by Marconi Fellows Irwin Jacobs, David Payne, John […]

Marconi Awards Gala

November 2, 2016 Computer History Museum (invitation only) Stanford Professor Emeritus Brad Parkinson, “father of GPS,” will receive the 2016 Marconi Prize in a ceremony at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The invitation-only, black tie event also honors four 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars, including MIT graduate researcher Dinesh Bharadia, […]

Diffie and Hellman Honored at Black Tie Gala

Marconi Fellows Whit Diffie and Marty Hellman were awarded the $1 million Turing Award at a black tie gala on June 11th at the San Francisco Sheraton Palace. The award also makes them Heidelberg Laureates, an elite group of computer scientists and mathematicians who have won the Abel Prize, Field Medal, Turing Award, and Nevanlinna […]

Stanford Professor Bradford Parkinson, Father of GPS, to Receive the 2016 Marconi Prize

Mountain View, CA, May 16, 2016 Dr. Bradford Parkinson, a Stanford professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, will receive the 2016 Marconi Prize, a pinnacle honor in the field of information and communication science. The $100,000 prize, given annually, recognizes major advances in the field which benefit humanity. Parkinson’s contributions to the development of GPS helped […]