Entries by John Verducci

Marconi Awards Gala

November 2, 2016 Computer History Museum (invitation only) Stanford Professor Emeritus Brad Parkinson, “father of GPS,” will receive the 2016 Marconi Prize in a ceremony at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The invitation-only, black tie event also honors four 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars, including MIT graduate researcher Dinesh Bharadia, […]

Diffie and Hellman Honored at Black Tie Gala

Marconi Fellows Whit Diffie and Marty Hellman were awarded the $1 million Turing Award at a black tie gala on June 11th at the San Francisco Sheraton Palace. The award also makes them Heidelberg Laureates, an elite group of computer scientists and mathematicians who have won the Abel Prize, Field Medal, Turing Award, and Nevanlinna […]

Stanford Professor Bradford Parkinson, Father of GPS, to Receive the 2016 Marconi Prize

Mountain View, CA, May 16, 2016 Dr. Bradford Parkinson, a Stanford professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, will receive the 2016 Marconi Prize, a pinnacle honor in the field of information and communication science. The $100,000 prize, given annually, recognizes major advances in the field which benefit humanity. Parkinson’s contributions to the development of GPS helped […]

Marconi Fellows Abound at the National Inventors Hall Of Fame

The Inventors Hall of Fame was founded in 1973—just a year before the Marconi Society—by the National Council of Patent Law Associations (now the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Its mission is to honor the nation’s inventors and spotlight innovation. Naturally, plenty of Marconi Fellows have […]

Michael Marconi Braga Rejoins Marconi Board

Michael Marconi Braga, the son of Marconi Society founder Gioia Marconi Braga and grandson of Guglielmo Marconi, has rejoined the Marconi Society’s board of directors. Mr. Braga had an earlier stint on the board and was very involved with the organization while his mother was alive. “I look forward to joining the board and working […]

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Bob Metcalfe Tweets Marconi Young Scholar’s Amazing GPS

2003 Marconi Fellow Bob Metcalfe is enthusiastic about Ken Pesyna’s centimeter-accurate GPS. From Bob, the inventor of Ethernet, “Crazy accurate GPS on your next smartphone? @CockrellSchool engineers are on it” (tweet) The work of Pesnya and other University of Texas students of Professor Todd Humphreys was also featured in Entrepreneur magazine. Metcalfe has been extraordinarily […]


Nominations now open for 2015 Young Scholar and 2016 Marconi Fellow

The deadline is June 30, 2015 for two prestigious awards. The Marconi Prize is awarded annually to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of communications for the benefit of mankind through scientific or technological discoveries or innovations. The winner receives $100,000. Young Scholar nominees for 2015 must have been born in […]