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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…
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Securing Consumer Trust in the Internet of Things

By Paula Reinman In a recent survey of our newsletter readers we asked participants what topics they would most like to learn more about. One of the top responses was the Internet of Things (IoT). This is not surprising. The subject not only…

Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest Join The National Inventors Hall of Fame 2018 Class of Inductees

New Inductees and Contributions to Society to be Honored at May Event ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Fifteen innovation pioneers whose inventions range from OLED displays to football's yellow "First and Ten Line" will be honored…

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.…
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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,…
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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,…

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…

Q&A With Thomas Kailath: Recipient of the Marconi Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Stanford professor emeritus discusses his contributions to information and system science By MONICA ROZENFELD 27 October 2017 from the Institute, the IEEE News Source The Marconi Society, which promotes awareness of key technology and…