Entries by Paula Reinman


Broadband Connection: The Most Basic of Human Needs

By John Cioffi It is assured by law as a human right in Costa Rica, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece and Spain. It is a key part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. While most of us think of water, electricity, and gas as the basic utilities for survival, broadband connectivity is rapidly becoming one of […]


Fiber-optic Transmission and Networking: The Previous 20 and the Next 20 Years

By Andrew R. Chraplyvy Re-printed from Optics Express, a publication of OSA Publishing Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Optics Express, this paper reviews the evolution of optical fiber communication systems, and through a look at the previous 20 years attempts to extrapolate fiber-optic technology needs and potential solution paths over the coming 20 years. Well aware […]

Marconi Fellow Ron Rivest on How to Hack an Election—and What States Should Do to Prevent Fake Votes

Two speakers at this year’s EmTech MIT conference addressed voting vulnerabilities. by Charlotte Jee, TechnologyReview.com Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election thanks to the votes of just 107,000 people in three states. The intricacies of the Electoral College help create situations where a relatively small number of US citizens can decide who wins the […]

Geek of the Week: Marconi Society Young Scholar Rajalakshmi Nandakumar’s wireless tech research could help us sleep easy

By Kurt Schlosser from GeekWire Rajalakshmi Nandakumar awoke to some good news this week. Not only is the PhD candidate at University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering our latest Geek of the Week, but Nandakumar’s research into wireless technology and sleep apnea has earned her a distinct honor. Nandakumar has been awarded a […]

Marconi Society Friend Ted Rappaport: Terahertz – The Next Frontier for Communications & Electronics

NYU WIRELESS and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Organize Series to Spur Research in the Emerging Field The next frontier for ultra-fast computing and wireless communications – the terahertz electromagnetic spectrum – will be examined in a series of seminars by foremost scientists and engineers in the field. Organized by the NYU WIRELESS research […]

Marconi Fellow Martin Hellman – NYU Alumni Changemaker of the Year

Link to original article from NYU.com TANDON ’66 Cryptographer “Many of the breakthroughs we’ve had in society began as fool’s errands,” says cryptologist and computer scientist Martin Hellman. He ought to know. When he entered the still-emerging field of cryptography in the 1970s, it was seen as a ludicrous career choice. The NSA had a […]

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Bringing the Spirit of the Internet to New Connected Technologies

Coauthored by Leonard Kleinrock and Paula Reinman UCLA recently announced the creation of the UCLA Connection Lab, funded by a $5M gift to the Samueli School of Engineering from the Sunday Group. This generous gift honors UCLA Professor and Marconi Fellow Leonard Kleinrock and his pioneering contributions to the Internet. Kleinrock is heavily involved in the Connection […]

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Is Blockchain Today’s Shiny New Toy or the Latest Technology for Secure, Complex Transactions?

Coauthored by Vint Cerf, Leonard Kleinrock, and Salman Baset. When industry leaders Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, Len Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and Salman Baset, CTO Security for IBM Blockchain Solutions, get together to talk about blockchain, you know some sparks will fly. In this wide-ranging discussion, they share […]


Around Our Connected World

I have been traveling a lot this year and would like to share some observations. I was in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing for two days each in May. China is serious about its push to extend knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence and to make faster computers. This article in the MIT Technology […]