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Marconi Fellow Ron Rivest Breaks Ground in COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Marconi Fellows are recognized for their impact on society and humankind. As the COVID-19 pandemic radically alters everyone’s lives, we are proud to see some of these Fellows at the forefront of innovation. For the past few months, MIT scientists…
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The Imperative to Close the Digital Divide

By Robert Tkach Robert Tkach’s engineering work vastly increased the transmission speed and capacity of optical fiber systems which underlie our global communications networks. Tkach has been recognized with the Marconi Prize,…
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Industry Collaboration To Make Internet Services Work for All Consumers

By John Cioffi We Marconi Fellows have developed and fostered important pieces of today's Internet that have been increasingly called upon to help people everywhere continue communicating, while "social distancing" and to help stem…
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Five Women Breaking Barriers in Tech

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk When we announced Dr. Andrea Goldsmith as the 2020 Marconi Fellow, she made history. How? Goldsmith is the first woman in Marconi Society history to be honored with the Marconi Prize for both her contributions…
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Enormous Value From the Network

By Tom Leighton Tom Leighton is a pioneer in creating the content delivery network services industry which now delivers trillions of content requests over the Internet each day. He is the co-founder and CEO of Akamai Networks…
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Communications and Medical Technology Will Combine to Save Lives

By Claude Berrou Claude Berrou invented the ground-breaking Turbo-codes which led to modern advances in wireless, satellite and radio communications and have been incorporated into billions of devices. Berrou is the recipient…
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Shattering the Silicon Ceiling: 2020 Marconi Prize Awarded to Wireless Innovator Dr. Andrea Goldsmith

First Woman to Win Top Communications Science Award is Honored For Her Ground-Breaking Work to Deliver High-Performing Cellular and WiFi Services San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2020 – The Marconi Society today awarded the 2020 Marconi Prize…
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Accurate Measurement: The Key to Assessing and Predicting

By Brad Parkinson Bradford W. Parkinson led the technical design and development of the Global Positioning System, ensuring that the military also consider civilian uses which created entirely new markets. Parkinson has received…
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From Education to Biowarfare – The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change the World Forever

By Whitfield Diffie This problem arises at the precise moment that we have the communications technology to address it. This is not the first time that an existential problem has aligned with our technical capability. AIDS turned…