Entries by Paula Reinman

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 […]


The Lure of a Fully Decentralized Internet

By Robert W. Lucky. From the IEEE Spectrum. There are pros and cons, but let’s be honest—decentralized technologies are just more fun In the most recent season of the TV comedy “Silicon Valley,” lead character Richard Hendricks is obsessed with trying to create his dream vision of a decentralized Internet. This theme did not go […]


On the Simulation of Everything

By Vinton G. Cerf Originally published by the IEEE Computer Society. I recently visited Singapore, where I met with a team from the Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland. The team is working on a detailed simulation of the entire city-state of Singapore, down to individual models of stereotypic residents. This work is being […]


Marconi Society Young Scholar Award for Bengaluru-born Google Geek

Original Article From Business Standard Bengaluru-born 28-year-old Google research scientist Ananda Theertha Suresh in New York has won the Paul Baran Young Scholar award for 2017, the US-based Marconi Society said on Tuesday. “Suresh has been selected for this year’s Young Scholar award for creating technology that makes search faster and easier even on low-end […]


Indian Researcher Ananda Suresh Makes Big Breakthrough, Develops Tech That Makes Search Fast on Low-end Mobiles

Original Article From Financial Express Imagine an Indian user with a basic feature phone, doing an internet search with a slow net connection. Imagine an Indian user with a basic feature phone, doing an internet search with a slow net connection. The phone sends all the information about the search to a distant server, which sends […]


Negar Reiskarimian Earns Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

Original Article From Columbia Engineering Doing the impossible? That’s par for the course for Negar Reiskarimian, a PhD candidate at Columbia Engineering. With advisor Harish Krishnaswamy, associate professor of electrical engineering, Reiskarimian has developed novel integrated circuits for “full-duplex” wireless. These circuits allow transmitters and receivers to function at the same time on the same […]