A Message from Vint Cerf, 
Marconi Society Chair

Welcoming our Newest Marconi Fellows
and Young Scholars

Last week we hosted our 2019 Young Scholar Symposium and Awards Gala. I left as impressed as ever with unique talent, technical expertise and commitment to social impact that we have in the Marconi Society. 

For a taste of the events, please enjoy our photo gallery of both the symposium and the gala here

Our Young Scholars led us through an amazing morning of research-based insights about next generation of networks in the "Nothing But Net" Symposium at Stanford University's School of Engineering, sponsored and hosted by Marconi Society Board Member and Stanford Professor Andrea Goldsmith.  

Check out the link to my blog below for some of the many ideas that stood out for me from the Symposium.

Our gala honored our two new Marconi Fellows, Taher Elgamal and Paul Kocher, and included an insightful discussion about the origins and future of cryptography led by the legendary Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics and Netscape Communications.

We were also honored to  host  Celestini Program participants from Colombia and Rwanda and to learn about their incredible projects applying communications technology to solve problems in agriculture and in open democratic dialog. And we were proud to have our 2019 Paul Baran Young Scholars and their advisors on stage with us.

Thanks to those of you who joined us and helped to make both the intellectual and collegial sparks fly.

Vint Cerf

The 2019 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars

We are honored to welcome three incredible young researchers to the Marconi Society family. These scholars represent the technical excellence, creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit that Guglielmo Marconi embodied.  

This year's nominees focus heavily on 5G and beyond, reflecting the growing dominance of wireless and the rapid implementation of Internet of Things applications. 

We see a continued increase in cross-disciplinary innovations, combining networking with areas such as information theory, machine learning and AI and reflecting the ever-increasing intelligence and responsiveness of networks. 

A number of nominees are working at an aggregate systems level, creating frameworks and architectures to help with standard setting and to further next generation networking. 

The on-going success of this program is due to those of you who share the opportunity and nominate your best and brightest. To you, we give our deepest thanks. 

Please join us in congratulating our 2019 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars.  
Min-Yu Huang, a PhD student at Georgia Tech, was selected for his work to enable future ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) over 5G and beyond wireless networks. His research focuses on innovative system architectures that combine mathematical, physical and IC engineering approaches to overcome many inherent challenges for future communications and achieve state-of-the-art performance for emerging low-latency applications.  Press Release...

Dr. Vasuki Narasimha Swamy, a Research Scientist at Intel Labs and UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate, was recognized for her work to design robust wireless protocol frameworks for ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC). Narasimha Swamy created a fundamentally different way to design these networks by identifying the worst-case scenario in each assumption in a simple wireless channel model and determining which assumptions are most critical to refine to make the network deliver the required performance. Press Release...

Bichai Wang is a PhD candidate at Tsinghua University who was recognized for her work to help increase capacity and cost benefits of 5G networks and their applications. Wang proposed the first-ever unified framework to systematically compare different 5G schemes to help the 3GPP and the industry understand the tradeoffs between different schemes. Press Release...

News About Marconi Fellows
and Young Scholars

Young Scholar Eitan Yaakobi was awarded the Hans Fischer Fellowship at Technical University Munich, recognizing outstanding early-career international scientists who intend to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their scientific research areas.  Read More.

Marconi Society board member Andrea Goldsmith discusses the recommendations of her IEEE ad hoc committee on diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  Read More.  

Marconi Fellow Irwin Jacobs was honored with the Cornell Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award for his contributions to communications and to philanthropy.  Read More.

Marconi Fellows Whit Diffie and Ron Rivest were featured in the Top 10 Highlights for RSA's 2019 conference.  Read More .

Supporting first responders is one of the most impactful uses of our network. Vint Cerf shares his thoughts about the unique needs and challenges of creating the networks that help us save lives.  Read More...

Marconi Society friend Ted Rappaport of NYU WIRELESS testified before the FCC to share his views about the future of 6G networks and his ground-breaking research to understand the reach and scale of new technologies.  Read More...

Young Scholar Eitan Yaakobi shares his innovative research into using DNA as a storage medium, offering a cost effective and highly functional storage option for the 175 Zettabytes of storage that we will require by 2025.  Read More...

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Established in 1974 by the daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel Laureate who invented radio, the Marconi Society promotes awareness of key technology and policy issues in telecommunications and the Internet, and recognizes significant individual achievements through the Marconi Prize and Young Scholar Awards. More information may be found at  www.marconisociety.org .

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