February 25, 2015

Marconi Society Webinar on “Spectrum Choices” features Marconi Fellows John Cioffi & Marty Cooper

Live webinar takes place February 25th

Mountain View, CA, Feb 25, 2015—The Marconi Society will host “Spectrum Choices”, a webinar featuring Dr. John Cioffi, a renowned inventor of the DSL modem and 35-year veteran of the DSL industry.  He'll be joined by Marty Cooper, who built the first cell phone.

The webinar takes place February 25, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

“Spectrum allocation is the hottest topic in the broadband industry now,” says Dr. Cioffi. “How to divide the spectrum is the challenge we’ll discuss.  He will be joined by other top engineers in the industry.

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August 28, 2014

Marconi Society Selects Himanshu Asnani for 2014 Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

Mountain View, CA, August 28, 2014 –Himanshu Asnani, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University Electrical Engineering School, has been selected to receive the 2014 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award, which recognizes individuals who have, at an early age, demonstrated exceptional scientific and entrepreneurial capabilities with the potential to create significant advances in telecommunications and the Internet. The award will be presented in Washington D.C. on October 2, 2014.

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August 28, 2014

Kiseok Song Receives the 2014 Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

Mountain View, CA, August 28, 2014 –Kiseok Song, a Ph.D candidate at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), has been selected as a 2014 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar, recognizing his academic achievements and leadership in the field of communications and information science.

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August 11, 2014

Vint Cerf August 25th Webinar

Internet 2025 Can we keep it open and evolving?


Mountain View, CA, August 19, 2014—Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, will lead “Internet 2025: Can we keep it open and evolving?” the fifth in the Marconi Expertise webinar series.

The free event takes place at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London, August 25th.

Cerf says that among the topics he is likely to address in the 45 minute webinar, "Internet Governance is topic A. Other topics include privacy, safety, fraud, cyber-attacks, economics and business model disruption and social conventions in online environments.”

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February 5, 2014

A.J. Paulraj, Andrea Goldsmith & Henry Samueki comment on MIMO 5G Wireless and the remarkable wireless future

"Remarkable Wireless Future: More Megabits Soon, Gigabits to Come", will be the second "Marconi Expertise" webinar. The Webinar takes place March 6, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

MIMO inventor and 2014 Marconi Fellow A.J. Paulraj, Stanford Professor and entrepreneur Andrea Goldsmith & Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli will explain technology that will bring extraordinary gains in wireless speeds.

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January 21, 2014

Stanford Professor A.J. Paulraj Wins the 2014 Marconi Prize

Honored for his pioneering contributions to developing the theory and applications of MIMO antennas

Professor (Emeritus) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, Stanford University, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize. His idea for using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations - which is at the heart of the current high speed WiFi and 4G mobile systems – has revolutionized high speed wireless delivery of multimedia services for billions of people.

“Paul (as he is commonly known) has made profound contributions to wireless technology, and the resulting benefit to mankind is indisputable. Every wifi router and 4G phone today uses MIMO technology pioneered by him,” says Professor Sir David Payne, Chairman of the Marconi Society and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton. “MIMO will soon be pervasive in all wireless devices. Moreover, Paulraj’s work has provided fertile ground for thousands of researchers to explore and advance MIMO’s potential to enhance wireless spectrum efficiency.”

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December 30, 2013

Viewing Where the Internet Goes

When Edward J. Snowden, the disaffected National Security Agency contract employee, purloined tens of thousands of classified documents from computers around the world, his actions — and their still-reverberating consequences — heightened international pressure to control the network that has increasingly become the world’s stage. At issue is the technical principle that is the basis for the Internet, its “any-to-any” connectivity. That capability has defined the technology ever since Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn sequestered themselves in the conference room of a Palo Alto, Calif., hotel in 1973, with the task of interconnecting computer networks for an elite group of scientists, engineers and military personnel.

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December 19, 2013

Cell Phone Inventor Marty Cooper to Lead First Marconi Society Webinar “Solving Spectrum Shortages”

"Solving Spectrum Shortages" with cell phone inventor Marty Cooper, wireless researcher Professor Ted Rappaport, policy expert Michael Calabrese and Marconi Young Scholar Felix Gutierrez, will be the first of a series of "Marconi Expertise" webinars on telecommunications and Internet technology and policy issues, sponsored by the Marconi Society. The Webinar takes place January 15, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

"We've never had a scarcity of spectrum in the past," notes Cooper, questioning common belief in policy circles. "Technology has always kept up with the increasing needs and most often stayed ahead of these needs." He believes we haven't "exhausted the ability of technology to continue multiplying the available throughput of spectrum," and continues to be optimistic that increased capacity will outpace increased demand.

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August 29, 2013

Marconi Society Announces 2013 Young Scholar Award Winners

Three outstanding young researchers have been named as the 2013 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars, recognizing their outstanding work in the field of communications and the Internet. They will be honored at the Marconi Society’s annual gala in Bologna, Italy, October 1st, where the Society also will present the 2014 Marconi Prize to cell phone pioneer Martin Cooper. Full Story…


June 16, 2013

James Lee Massey (1934-2013)

James Lee Massey, the 1999 Marconi Fellow honored for his significant advances in cryptography and related coding problems as well as his teaching and mentoring of a generation of scientists and technologists, died June 16th, 2013, in Copenhagen. Full Story…


April 3, 2013

2013 Marconi Prize Goes To Cellphone Pioneer Martin Cooper

Forty years to the day after he helped launch the age of portable mobile telecommunications, the Marconi Society has announced that Martin Cooper is the recipient of the 2013 Marconi Prize, considered the pinnacle honor in the field of communication and information science. Full Story…

March 26, 2013

Marconi Society Seeks Nominations For 2014 Prize and 2013 Paul Baran Young Scholars

The Marconi Society is seeking nominations for its two awards programs, the Marconi Prize and the Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Awards. Full Story…

September 25, 2012

Broadcom Co-Founders Earns Honor for Pioneering Work

We all know what we know, but sometimes you need to break out of your comfort zone. It’s like jumping out of an airplane — just don’t forget to pull the ripcord. Full Story…


August 28, 2012 – Mountain View, CA

Dr. Henry Samueli named 2012 Marconi Prize Winner

Dr. Henry Samueli, Broadcom Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board, is winner of the 2012 Marconi Society Prize and Fellowship. Samueli, whose work led to the explosive growth of the consumer broadband industry, was selected for his pioneering advances in the development and commercialization of analog and mixed signal circuits for modern communication systems. Full Story…


August 28, 2012 – Mountain View, CA

Marconi Society Announces 2012 Young Scholar Award Winners

The Marconi Society, the world’s leading organization devoted to honoring and encouraging scientific contributions in the field of communications and the Internet, has announced the three winners of its 2012 Paul Baran Marconi Young Scholar Awards. The awards are given to young researchers (no older than 27 at the time of the award—the same age as Marconi when he completed the first radio transmission) who are on track to become leading innovators contributing to the advancement both of science and humanity. Full Story…



About the Marconi Society

The Marconi Society was established in 1974 through an endowment set up by Gioia Marconi Braga, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel laureate who invented radio (wireless telegraphy). Through symposia, conferences, forums and publications, the Marconi Society promotes awareness of major innovations in communication theory, technology and applications with particular attention to understanding how they change and benefit society. Additional information can be found at

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