“Being selected as a Young Scholar and interacting with the Marconi Fellows is a constant source of inspiration for dreaming and doing big things.” Salman Baset, Recognized in 2008, CTO, IBM Security, IBM Blockchain Solutions
“Becoming a Young Scholar has broadened my perspective on how my research benefits humanity.” Aakanksha Chowdhery, Recognized in 2012, Machine Learning Engineer, Google Brain
“I found the award indispensable in establishing myself and making connections. The publicity generated from the award provided a platform to share my research and to form potential collaborations.“ Joe Lukens, Recognized in 2015, Research Scientist and Wigner Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
“I’m really honored to be considered worthy of joining the Marconi Society Young Scholars. I think that this award will definitely encourage more women in the region to enter the field of science and to accomplish even greater things.” Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem, Recognized in 2018, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia
“I am humbled and honored to be chosen for the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award. It is easier to be known in your own area, but the fact that my work translates to broader audiences in the communications arena makes me very proud. It gives me assurance that I’m moving in the right direction.” Negar Reiskarimian, Recognized in 2017, Assistant Professor, MIT EECS
When Gioia Marconi Braga, Guglielmo Marconi’s
daughter, formed the society in 1974, it was called the Marconi International
Fellowship Foundation. Gioia envisioned this
group as a true community of colleagues with a shared passion for both
intellectual achievements and “recognizing
and sustaining those spiritual aspirations that a creative thinker may wish to
apply to the establishment of a better world in which to live.”
Young Scholars not only get meet the
luminaries in our fields – we are privileged to be treated like family by these
legends of communications. In my case,
this has meant job offers, valuable counsel and introductions for my startup
and leadership opportunities to work closely with Marconi Fellows on the board
and on various projects.
The Young Scholar cohort is an exceptional
group of likeminded innovators. While we
studied different areas of communications in different parts of the world, many
of us share a passion for social impact and leveraging technology to bring the
power of the network to everyone, particularly the half of the world that does
not have access today. It has been
gratifying for me to discover that shared vision and work with other Young
Scholars to bring the Celestini Program to life, offering resources and
support to technical undergrads in emerging nations to give them hands-on
experience solving critical local issues through telecommunications network
As Gioia intended, my relationships with the Marconi
Society extend far beyond work and academics.
The Young Scholars, Fellows and staff have become true friends and part
of my community, taking part in some of my most important life events.
If you are an academic or business leader who
knows an exceptionally talented young researcher in information and
communications technology, I urge you to nominate him or her. And if you think you are a candidate for a
Marconi Society Young Scholar award, please ask for a nomination.
will be accepted from February 1 through May 15, 2020. We seek gender, discipline and geographic
Take the time to make a true difference in a
young researcher’s career.