Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Professor Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj Gets Marconi Society Prize 2014

It is 50th year celebration of prestigious Marconi Society that was established by Giola Marconi Braga, daughter of the great scientist Guglielmo Marconi, who invented radio. The Marconi Society, since last 50 years is recognizing and awarding one or more scientists who contribute considerable advancement in ICT (information and communication technology) that largely impacts social, cultural and economic development in masses. 

This year, 2014, Professor and Scientist Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj has been recognized for his contribution towards development of the theory and applications of MIMO antennas. MIMO stands for multiple input multiple output. Professor Paulraj in and India born scientist who is currently working at Stanford University. His research suggests to use MIMO antennas at both ends - transmitting and receiving - in wireless technology. And based on his research and well concluded results, in today's high-tech world high Speed Wi-Fi systems work on the same technology and so do the 4G mobile systems. 

So we can undoubtedly say that high speed Wi-Fi systems and 4G mobile technology would not have been possible without Prof Paulraj's research on MIMO antennas. He has received USD 100,000 along with a citation mentioning his contribution to the current world.

He is also the recipient of Padma Bhushan Award in 2010 and the Alexander Graham Bell IEEE Medal in 2011.  

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