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Marconi Symposium and Awards

October 2nd, Washington D.C.
Marconi Symposium and Awards,
honoring Arogyaswami Paulraj,
2014 Marconi Fellow

Symposium – IT 2025: Boom or Bust?”
National Academies of Engineering and Science Building. Advance registration required.
Awards Dinner – 6:00 p.m. cocktails, 7:00 p.m. dinner: Honoring A. Paulraj and the 2014 Paul Baran Young Scholars.
Speakers will include Bob Lucky, Marty Cooper, Vint Cerf, Len Kleinrock, Bob Kahn, John Cioffi, Joseph Kakande, Dan Kaufman, Helmut Bölcskei, Dennis Roberson, Janice Obuchowski, Joan Marsh, David Goldman, Tom Marzetta and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

July 16 Bob Lucky, Joseph Kakande & Chris DiBona Creating Centers of Excellence. The Fourth Marconi Expertise Webinar Register here. (No charge)

Guilhem de Valicourt

Current Young Scholars Role Chairman
Research Area Photonic integrated circuits for optical interconnects, optical communications and optical switching.
Current position Member of Technical Staff, Nokia Bell Laboratories
Education PhD, Communication and Electronics, Telecom ParisTech
Master, Photonics Devices, Systems and Networks, University of Essex
Engineer, Physics, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse
Young Scholar Prize Research Novel semiconductor optical devices, in particular reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs). Achievements include demonstrating the first RSOA working at 10 Gbit/s without any electronic compensation and developing, fabricating and optimizing high-performance devices that are considered to be well beyond the state of the art.
Other Honors – 2015 Harm Dorren Commemoration Award.
– Marconi Young Scholar 2012
– Finalist for the ParisTech PhD prize 2012
– Winner of the Alcatel-Lucent’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp
– National French Scholarship, CIFRE (ANRT)
– International M.Sc. program Scholarship
– EURUJI Bsc. Scholarship
Fun Fact In my free time, I like to brew beer in my basement