Entries by John Verducci

Peter Kirstein: ‘Father of the European Internet’

Link to original Article. Professor Peter Kirstein was a remarkable individual. He was a dear friend and colleague to many at UCL Computer Science; the department he founded. In honour of his birthday, a reminder of his life and extraordinary experiences. It is six months since Peter Kirstein, founder of the Department of Computer Science […]

How a Hill in Italy Connects Us All Today

Each time you pick up your cell phone, join a virtual meeting or class, listen to a ball game or stream a show, you have Guglielmo Marconi to thank. As the network becomes our economic, educational and social lifeline during the 2020 pandemic, it’s hard to believe that our connected world started 125 years ago […]

In Memoriam Peter T. Kirstein: 1933-2020

Link to original article by Lawrence M. Fisher from ACM News. Peter T. Kirstein, a British computer scientist whose advocacy and technical contributions to computer networking helped establish and expand the Internet in Europe and other parts of the world, passed away this morning in his U.K. home at the age of 86. In 2014, […]

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Women’s Safety and Air Pollution: Top Issues for Indian Undergrads

By Aakanksha Chowdhery We are proud to complete the third year of the Marconi Society’s Celestini Program in India.   The Celestini Program is a flagship effort in the Marconi Society’s mission to celebrate, inspire and connect individuals building tomorrow’s technologies in service of a digitally inclusive world.  The Celestini Program’s objective is to inspire and connect […]


Digging Into Diversity, Inclusion and Ethics

Q&A with Andrea Goldsmith, Marconi Society Board Member and Chair of the IEEE’s Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Ethics Following her committee’s latest recommendations to IEEE, Marconi Society Board Member and Stanford Engineering professor Andrea Goldsmith shared her thoughts about changing the diversity and inclusion equation in engineering and technology. Q: Is there a commonly […]


Marconi Society Names Three 2019 Paul Baran Young Scholars

  Innovative researchers from around the world create breakthroughs to scale 5G networks and the Internet of Things San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2019 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and the Internet, has named three 2019 Paul Baran Young Scholars, honoring them for their outstanding research and academic performance. The […]