|[April 15, 2014]
Nominations Are Being Sought for Prestigious Marconi Prize and Young Scholars Awards
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Society is seeking nominations for its two prestigious awards
programs, the Marconi
Prize and the Marconi Society Paul
Baran Young Scholar Awards.
The $100,000 Marconi Prize, considered the pinnacle honor in the field
of communication and information science, is awarded annually to a
living scientist or scientists who have made a significant contribution
to those fields. The award was established by Gioia Marconi Braga to
honor her father, Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio.
Marconi Fellows include an elite list of individuals whose work set the
stage for modern telecommunications and the Internet, from Interne
pioneers Robert Kahn, Paul Baran, Vint Cerf and Leonard Kleinrock to
leading fiber optics inventors Sir Charles Kao and Sir David Payne; from
World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee to Google founders Sergey
Brin and Larry Page (News - Alert). Wireless luminaries Irwin Jacobs, Henry Samueli and
Marty Cooper have been among more recent winners, and the 2014 Prize
will go to Arogyaswami Paulraj, whose invention of MIMO is at the heart
of the current high speed WiFi (News - Alert) and 4G mobile systems.
Nominations for the Marconi Prize may be submitted at any time, but the
deadline for consideration for the 2015 Prize is July 31, 2014. For more
information about the Marconi Prize go to http://marconisociety.org/fellows/selectioncriteria.html
The Paul Baran Young Scholar Awards also are presented annually, and
include a cash prize of $4000 plus $1000 expenses to attend the
Society's annual awards gala. These awards recognize outstanding young
scientists and engineers anywhere in the world who have demonstrated
exceptional capabilities and potential and are making a mark in the
field of telecommunications and the Internet. A nomination
must be submitted on behalf of the candidate by a faculty or technical
advisor. The deadline is May 30, 2014. To be eligible for this year's
awards, nominees must have been born in 1987 or later.
The 2014 Marconi Prize and Young Scholar awards will be presented on
Oct. 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. For more information, go to http://marconisociety.org/youngscholars/selectioncriteria.html
The Marconi Prize has been awarded since 1975 and the Young Scholar
Awards have been granted since 2008. For more information about the
Marconi Society, visit www.marconisociety.org.
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