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Marconi Society Coronavirus and Our Connected World
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A New Normal for Personal Contact

By Martin Cooper Martin Cooper developed the concept of the handheld portable phone and led the team at Motorola that created the wireless industry. Cooper is the recipient of the Marconi Prize, the National Academy of Engineering…
Marconi Society Coronavirus and Our Connected World
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From National to Global Security?

By Martin Hellman Martin E. Hellman co-invented public-key cryptography which is used to protect privacy on the Internet, assure the integrity of digital content and enable fundamental security off and online. Hellman has received…
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Ten Engineers Behind The Technologies We Depend On Share Their Views

By Vinton Cerf, Marconi Society Chair, Recipient with Robert E. Kahn of the Marconi Prize, the A.M. Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Japan Prize and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for their technical contributions…

Marconi Fellow Brad Parkinson Covers Past, Present, Future of GPS in Online Video

Link to original article. “I’ve been a revolutionist for 47 years,” Brad Parkinson began a recent invited lecture at Google, “with this stealthy revolution. GPS is indeed a stealthy revolution.” In his lecture “GPS and Humanity”…

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…
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Marconi Fellow, Len Kleinrock, Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Four professors from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have been elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization announced its 2019 class of 168 fellows today. According to the academy, the honor recognizes…

Nominations for the 45th Marconi Prize Are Open

By John Cioffi What do legendary innovators like Sir Charles Kuen Kao, Vint Cerf, Paul Baran and Sir Arthur C. Clark have in common? Not only have they changed the lives of billions of people – they have been recognized with the Marconi…
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Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

By Leonard Kleinrock Link to the original article. When I was a young scientist working on the fledgling creation that came to be known as the internet, the ethos that defined the culture we were building was characterized by words…
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Digital Inclusivity: Our New Strategic Direction

  By Vint Cerf I am proud to share some important news about the Marconi Society and to tell you about our expanded mission: To celebrate, inspire, and connect individuals building tomorrow’s technologies in service of a digitally…
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On Internet Safety, Security and Privacy

Forty years ago, when Bob Kahn and I created the TCP/IP networking protocol for the Internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what would become the digital superhighway that powers everything in society from modern business…