Entries by Paula Reinman

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Public Service Baked In

By Vint Cerf Public service seems to be baked into the DNA of the Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars. I thought about this at a meeting we held with the FCC in Washington DC in March. Our board was convening in DC and we offered to meet with FCC staff on any topic they wanted to […]

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Engineering in the Twilight of Moore’s Law

It’s all about finding and riding the big waves By Robert W Lucky I’ve been hearing about the impending end of Moore’s Law for so many years that I’ve become skeptical of all the claims of doom. Like the Little Engine That Could, Moore’s Law keeps chugging along. Nonetheless, it has definitely reached the huffing […]

2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer Awarded to Marconi Society Board Member Andrea Goldsmith

Original Article 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer ACM named Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University the 2018-2019 Athena Lecturer for contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications, and for the successful transfer of research to commercial technology. Goldsmith introduced innovative approaches to the design, analysis and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks. […]

Marconi Fellow Sir David N. Payne Receives Esteemed Royal Award on Behalf of the University of Southampton

Professor Sir David Payne, Chairman Emeritus of the Marconi Society and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), received the highly-prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on behalf of the University of Southampton in recognition of its world-leading expertise in photonics and fibre optic technology. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are the UK’s […]

Commentary: How 5G Technology Will Transform the Way We Live

By THEODORE S. RAPPAPORT, Fortune Magazine Over 40 years ago, humanity was introduced to on-the-go communications with the first generation of clunky cellphones that looked like bricks or came in backpacks. These phones were heavy, with batteries that would last only an hour, and the simple voice-only calls were routinely intercepted over police scanners. Back […]

Empowering Students to Change Local Lives With Technology: What We Have Learned So Far

By Dr. Dorothy Okello and Paula Reinman  “While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.” Muhammad Yunis – Founder, Grameen Bank Two years ago, the Marconi Society Young Scholars, led by Dr. Joseph Kakande, created the Celestini Program to encourage undergraduate engineering students in developing countries to use technology to solve problems that are […]

Professor Tom Leighton wins 2018 Marconi Prize

MIT News Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics Akamai co-founder honored for pioneering content delivery network services industry. MIT professor of mathematics Tom Leighton has been selected to receive the 2018 Marconi Prize. The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and the Internet, is honoring Leighton for his fundamental contributions to technology […]