Marconi Society Young Scholars Program

2014 Paul Baran Young Scholars

Song and Asani

2014 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars Kiseok Song (KAIST), and Himanshu Asnani (Stanford University).

Himanshu Asnani, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University Electrical Engineering School, and Kiseok Song, a Ph.D candidate at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), have been selected as 2014 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars, recognizing their academic achievements and leadership in the field of communications and information science.

2013 Paul Baran Young Scholars

Domaniç Lavery, a 4th year PhD student in the Optical Networks Group (ONG) at University College London (UCL); Ke Wang, a final-year PhD student with the National ICT Australia - Victoria Research Laboratory (N ICTA-VRL) and The University of Melbourne; and Salvatore Campione, a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Irvine. More details



Salvatore Campione recognized at UCI for Marconi Young Scholar Award

Samueli School of Engineering doctoral student Salvatore Campione has been named a 2013 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar. This award is given each year to scholars age 27 or younger who have already demonstrated exceptional engineering or scientific research. Read more…

2012 Paul Baran Young Scholars

View the photos of the 2012 Young Scholars from this years event.


Recognizing, Rewarding and Inspiring Young Scholars

Most scientists today agree that basic research is not being supported as it should be. Long relied-upon funding sources for basic research are increasingly focused on shorter-term payoffs, and are being cut back even as needs and opportunities accelerate. The Marconi Society can make a difference by strongly advocating for more public and private investment in science education and research and by becoming a source of mentorship and encouragement for top students in the field.

In 2008, with a generous donation from 2007 Marconi Fellow Professor Ron Rivest, we created and launched the Young Scholars Award, selecting four scholars at U.S. universities to receive financial stipends and travel funds to attend our annual Awards Gala and to connect with some of the most sought-after mentors in the world, Marconi Fellows. Young Scholars make a commitment to remain involved in our organization, to attend future events, and to help us reach out and motivate other exceptional young scholars.

The Marconi Society made a commitment to continue to fund this successful program, and in 2009, five Young Scholars were chosen from top engineering schools in Italy, France, the U.K., and the United States. We also will continue to support the ongoing participation of existing Young Scholars, who immeasurably enrich our organization. To learn more about these exceptional young men, click here.

Young Scholar Updates

2008 Young Scholar Salman Abdul Baset, a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, recently initiated an online lecture series where researchers and entrepreneurs present their work to university students in Pakistan over a video link. He hopes that such an initiative can be replicated all over the world, and will help bridge the knowledge divide, and foster interaction between students. If you are interested  in learning more about this program, please visit  

For more information about Salman Baset, go to