Marconi Society Blog

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Two Marconi Fellows Among Experts Opposing Special Government Access to Encrypted Communication

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellows Whit Diffie and Ron Rivest are among 14 preeminent cryptographers who have published a paper weighing in on British and U.S. Intelligence agency efforts to require tech companies to supply them with special…
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Marty Cooper & Bob Kahn receive ITU 150 Award

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellows Bob Kahn and Marty Cooper are headed to Geneva for the ITU's celebration of the 150th anniversary. They'll be receiving awards May 17th along with Bill Gates, Ken Sakamura, Mark Krivocheev and Thomas Wiegand.…
Avi Galil

Vint Cerf at Columbia University on governance

Marconi Fellow and Vice-Chair Vint Cerf will be webcast from Columbia University at 9:00 a.m. New York time Thursday May 14. Vint writes "I will be focused on the IANA transition and its implications, on the continuing need for improved security…
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Joe Lechlieder, whose DSL is now in 500M homes

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellow John Cioffi always gave credit to Joe Lechleider of Bellcore for being first to imagine what became DSL. Steve Lohr wrote in Lechleider’s recent New York Times obiturary. "Mr. Lechleider contributed a key…
Avi Galil
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Marconi's Young Scholars are moving up, building companies

Yuan Shen (2010) has returned to Tsinghua University as an Associate Professor after finishing his Ph.D. at MIT. Sasha Biberman (also 2010) completed his Ph.D. at Columbia. He went on to found Jisto, Jisto "creates a private elastic compute…
Kanchana Raman

Vision 2020 – Marconi Event at Georgia Tech

Vint Cerf Keynote, Kanchana Raman on "Women in Technology" and Marconi Young Scholar Aakanksha Chowdhery at Georgia Tech Palo Alto, CA • Kanchana Raman, the founder/CEO of AVION Systems, has agreed to join our final session at The Marconi…
Marconi Wireless Manhattan

Marconi Wireless Cocktail

Back in the 1930s, Manhattans were commonly made with applejack. This recipe, inspired by a variation from the "Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book," uses a high-proof apple brandy to amp up apple flavors. The Marconi Wireless Cocktail 1½ ounces…
Gordon Moore

Samueli: Moore's Law is Marching On – But Not Forever

"Moore's Law is marching on,"2012 Marconi Fellow Henry Samueli tells Rick Merritt of EE Times. At the 2012 Marconi Symposium, Samueli warned about the inevitable end of Moore’s Law. Not yet, though. "There are two to three more generations…
Ted Rapport

As 5G aims for market in 2018, Ted Rappaport says, "It will work!"

Marconi Board member Ted Rappaport has just won the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for the year's best paper, Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications for 5G Cellular: It Will Work!. NYU Professor Ted does 5G research that attracts CTOs and others…

Helmut Bolcskei's Tribute to Paulraj

Distinguished ETH Professor Bolcskei is a long time friend and colleague of Paul and included many anecdotes in the speech introducing him at the award ceremony. Dear Professor Sir Payne, Dr. Cerf, Marconi Fellows, Consul General Parthasarathi,…
Martin Cooper

Marty Cooper and Jessica Rosenworcel: Here's How to Expand Wireless Spectrum

Marconi Fellow Marty Cooper and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote an article for the San Jose Mercury News urging "a contest to spur innovation to improve spectrum efficiency.,, The first person who finds a way to make spectrum use…
Avi Galil

Zvi Galil: Proving Grounds for a New Model for Higher Education

Marconi Board Member Zvi Galil, Dean at the Georgia Tech College of Computing, makes the case that online learning, developed properly, can result in learning attainments fully the equal of in-person classes—but doesn't necessarily think that…