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Marconi Fellows Receive an Unprecedented Number of Prestigious Honors

“Selecting a Marconi Fellow is quite difficult…because we look for someone with great ingenuity, great intelligence and great success in science. But at the same time, we’re also looking for someone who has made a tangible difference…

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…

Changing Our Lives Forever: Marconi Fellow Marty Cooper and The First Cellphone Call

By Hana R. Alberts, New York Post Martin Cooper stood in front of the Hilton on Sixth Avenue, clutching an unwieldy hunk of beige plastic that weighed almost 3 pounds. He punched in a nine-digit number, then waited for a telephone 30 miles…

Marconi Fellow Brad Parkinson: A grave threat to GPS and GNSS

By Bradford Parkinson Vice-chair, U.S. PNT Advisory Board In the coming months, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may allow high-powered, ground-based, communication transmitters to broadcast at a frequency near GPS L1. U.S.…

Akamai Co-Founder Dr. Tom Leighton Wins 2018 Marconi Prize

Mountain View, CA, March 22, 2018 Pioneered Content Delivery Network Services Industry Dr. Frank Thomson “Tom” Leighton, who developed the algorithms now used to deliver trillions of content requests over the Internet every day, has…

In Search of Genius Featuring Marconi Chair Vint Cerf

From CBS News. How to account for a “stroke of genius”? How is it that lightbulb-like flashes of inspiration seem to have touched only a handful of people down through the centuries? That's the question Mo Rocca explores in our Cover…

Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest to be Inducted Into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 3, 2018, National Museum Building, Washington, DC Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest will join other Marconi Fellows, including Martin E. Hellman, Irwin Jacobs, Robert Metcalfe, Andrew Viterbi and others as…
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The Road Ahead for Wireless Technology: Dreams and Challenges

By Andrea Goldsmith What does the future of wireless look like? The next generation of wireless networks - 5G and beyond - will support ubiquitous communications between people and devices, including devices we cannot even envision today. These…

Connecting the Next Billion: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help

Amazing conversations happen when Marconi Society Chair and Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf gets together with Nokia Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon. Their discussion about using artificial intelligence (AI) to connect the next…

Martin Hellman to Speak at CISAC Science Seminar “Rethinking National Security.”

Join Marconi Fellow and Turing Award winner Martin Hellman for the CISAC Science Seminar, “Rethinking National Security.” Monday, February 5, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM William J. Perry Conference Room Encina Hall, Second Floor 616…