Hari Balakrishnan wins 2023 Marconi Prize

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Computer scientist Hari Balakrishnan has been awarded the 2023 Marconi Prize. Dr. Balakrishnan is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

An overview of the news

  • The award is given in recognition of the broad impact on society of his fundamental discoveries in wired and wireless networking, mobile sensing and distributed systems.

About Hari Balakrishnan

  • Hari Balakrishnan is the Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

  • He is also the Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Chairman of Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT).

  • Balakrishnan holds a BTech degree from IIT Madras and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.

  • He has won the ACM SIGCOMM Award, IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award, Infosys Prize and has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

About the Marconi Prize

  • The Marconi Prize is the flagship award of the Marconi Society.

  • The award is given annually to innovators who have made a significant contribution to enhancing digital inclusion through the advancement of information and communication technology.

  • The award is recommended by an independent selection committee of Marconi Prize recipients and approved by the Marconi Society Board.

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