Entries by Paula Reinman

Young Scholars Wenhan Dai and Yuan Shen Show How to Make Wireless Localization More Accurate

A new theoretical analysis of wireless localization systems represents settings of a wireless network (yellow) and measurement error (purple) as three-dimensional spaces. The intersection of the two spaces defines the network’s optimal configuration. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology From TechXplore.com With billions of GPS devices in use today, people are beginning to take it for […]


Remembering Pål Spilling

By Vint Cerf It is with a heavy heart that I report to Internauts everywhere that one of the early pioneers of the ARPANET and Internet has passed away. Pål Spilling was at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (NDRE) at a time when an ARPANET node was installed at Kjeller, Norway. The satellite link was […]


Can You Help Prevent Another Korean War?

By Martin E. Hellman Underlying the current risk of war with North Korea is the common misconception that diplomacy with North Korea has not worked in the past, so it will not work now. Secretary of State Tillerson has cautioned that “North Korea must earn its way back to the table.” In truth, diplomacy has […]

Internet Pioneers and Leaders Tell the FCC: You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Internet creators and leading figures ask the FCC to cancel its vote repealing Net Neutrality protections The Honorable Roger Wicker Chair, Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet The Honorable Brian Schatz  Ranking Member, Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet The Honorable Marsha Blackburn  Chair, House Energy Subcommittee […]


The Beautiful Mind of Neural Networks

A “second-best” technology moves to the center of our lives By Robert W. Lucky I was telling someone how intelligent my dog was. He shrugged dismissively and said, “Dogs are just really good pattern detectors.” Afterward, I looked at my dog a little differently. “Are you intelligent, or just a pattern detector?” I asked her. […]

Building Tomorrow’s Wireless World

2018 is already shaping up to be the year of wireless. 5G is all the rage, from skepticism about the economic viability of scale deployment to the inevitable technology showcase at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February. As a key component of the chronically hot Internet of Things infrastructure, wireless will touch everything from wearables to […]

Marconi Fellows Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn Receive 2018 Franklin Institute Awards

The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2018! We hope you will join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements during The Franklin Institute Awards Week, scheduled for April 16–20, 2018. Philippe Horvath: 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science John B. Goodenough: 2018 Benjamin Franklin […]

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The Smart City Edge

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by Dr. Aakanksha Chowdhery Smart cities are all the rage.  From Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs turning Toronto’s eastern waterside into a smart neighborhood pilot to Barcelona’s superblock by superblock plan, cities around the world are integrating technology, data, analytics and citizen input to become cleaner, safer and easier places to live. Safety […]

Two Young Scholars Honored on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

For many of our Young Scholars, being honored by the Marconi Society is the beginning of many other recognitions.  We are proud that this year’s list of Forbes 30 under 30 in Science includes two Young Scholars:  2016 Young Scholar Dinesh Bharadia and 2017 Young Scholar Negar Reiskarimian.  Forbes believes that these young innovators are “inventing the future […]


From the Marconi Symposium: A New Imaging Paradigm for the Age of Visual Information

By Paula Reinman In early October, the Marconi Society honored Marconi Prize winner Arun Netravali with a Symposium focused on digital video, hosted by Nokia Bell Labs. Shree Nayar, The T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University and head of Columbia Vision Laboratory (CAVE) which develops advanced computer vision systems, spoke about […]