Honoring 2014 Marconi Prize Winner Arogyaswami Paulraj


2014 Awards Dinner

Marconi Fellows(l to r): Vint Cerf, Robert Lucky, Robert Tkach, Andrew Chraplyvy, Gottfried Ungerboeck, John Cioffi, A. Paulraj, Henry Samueli, Robert Kahn, David Payne, Marty Cooper.




Past Events

Vint Cerf August 25th Webinar
Internet 2025 
Can we keep it open and evolving?

Mountain View, CA, August 11, 2014-- Marconi Fellow Vint Cerf remains deeply involved in the Internet forty years after he and Bob Kahn invented what has become TCP/IP. He’s active in Internet governance debates, economic development through information technology, the complicated problem of preservation of knowledge across millennia and interplanetary Internet protocols. His NY Times call to action “Keep the Internet Open” played a notable role in the ITU/WCIT debate..

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Bob Lucky & Chris DiBona Creating Centers of Excellence.
The fourth Marconi Expertise Webinar


Mountain View, CA, July 6, 2014--Creating Centers of Innovation

How can we create great centers for productive research? Experts share their experiences.

Marconi Fellow Bob Lucky led major research efforts at Bell Labs, many in communications and two that led to Nobel Prizes. His discovery of the adaptive equalizer in 1964 quadrupled the speed of modems. Chris DiBona is an internationally known advocate of open source software and Director of Open Source at Google. The Open Source community has developed the most important tools for the Internet and today’s major data centers.



Marconi Expertise Webinar

AJ Paulraj, Andrea Goldsmith & Henry Samueli comment on MIMO, 5G and a remarkable wireless future

March 6, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

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MIMO inventor A.J. Paulraj, Stanford Professor and entrepreneur Andrea Goldsmith & Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli will explain technology that will bring extraordinary gains in wireless speeds.

No one is better able to describe the future of mobile than Stanford Professor AJ Paulraj. He invented MIMO in 1993 (, a technology included in the iPhone5 and most current routers and mobile phones. He’s been working on gigabit wireless for more than a decade and is a leader in research for 5G wireless. Details

Solving Spectrum Shortages

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (Free)

Martin Cooper

Marty Cooper

The event features cell phone inventor Marty Cooper, the 2013 Marconi Prize winner. "Technology will continue multiplying the available throughput of spectrum.

We've never had a scarcity of spectrum." Cooper says. Cooper made the first cell phone call in 1973, and has tirelessly continued to address major wireless technology issues ever since. 

 He is joined by Professor Theodore Rappaport, the David Lee/Ernst Weber Chaired Professor at New York University-Poly, author of the textbook, Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice. Also joining is policy expert Michael Calabresa, director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of New America's Open Technology Institute, and Felix Gutierrez, a 2009 Marconi Young Scholar who has been working within the area of 60 GHz/Millimeter wave RF integrated circuits and has led a research effort in system-on-a-chip RFIC design and on-chip antenna characterization.



Marconi Awards Events

The 2014 Marconi Award event will be October 2l in Washington, D.C. .

The 2013 Marconi Awards Events were September 29 – October 1 in Bologna, Italy. Our hosts from the Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi hosted an expanded, three-day conference, capped off by the Marconi Awards Dinner on October 1, where the 2013 Marconi Prize was be presented to Martin Cooper.

The Marconi Symposium was be integrated into the inaugural Marconi Institute for Creativity Conference. The theme of the conference is the "Science of Creative Thinking", from Sunday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 1. Martin Cooper gave a keynote presentation on Monday morning, and Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars will be embedded in the Sunday and Monday panels.

Nominations for 2015 Marconi Prize

The Marconi Society invites nominations for the Marconi Prize of individuals worldwide who have made pioneering contributions to communications technology that have benefited humanity, thus perpetuating the spirit and work of Guglielmo Marconi. The Marconi Society welcomes nominations from learned societies and academies of all countries, as well as from individuals in universities, industry and public life.

The Marconi Society's Selection Advisory Committee evaluates all nominations and makes its recommendations to the Marconi Society Board of Directors, which has responsibility for the final selection of the Marconi Prize recipient. In forming its recommendations, the Selection Advisory Committee considers the scientific importance and the practical impact of the nominee's work, the nominee's entrepreneurship, humanitarianism and personal integrity, as well as the nominee's potential to contribute to the activities of the Marconi Society.

Nominations for the Marconi Prize shall include:

  • A nomination letter of no more than three pages which provides the reasons for the nomination and explains the nominee's significant contribution to communications technology as well as its benefit to humanity.
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae, including current address and contact information for the nominee.
  • The nominee's publication list (including patents) together with copies of at most two of his/her major publications.
  • A list of awards and honors received by the nominee.
  • Three letters of support from recognized individuals who have substantial knowledge of the work of the nominee.

Deadline for Submissions

All nomination materials should be emailed to the Marconi Society office. The original letters of support should also be sent via post to the address below. Nominations may be submitted at any time but must be received by the deadline of June 30 to be considered for the award to be given out in the following year. (Ex. A nomination received by June 30, 2014 would be considered for the Prize to be awarded in the fall of 2015.). An unsuccessful candidate for the Prize may be considered for the Prize in the following years.

Nominations and Inquiries should be sent to:

The Marconi Society
P.O. Box 777
Mountain View, CA 94042-0777


For questions, or more information, please contact Hatti Hamlin