Indian born scientist and Professor (Emeritus) at Stanford University, Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize for developing the theory and applications of Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antennas. His idea for using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations — which is at the heart of the current high speed Wi-Fi and 4G mobile systems — has revolutionized high speed wireless delivery of multimedia services for billions of people, said the Marconi Society in a release said. Also Read - How to delete or temporarily deactivate Instagram account via phone: Follow these steps
“Paul has made profound contributions to wireless technology, and the resulting benefit to mankind is indisputable. Every Wi-Fi router and 4G phone today uses MIMO technology pioneered by him,” Chairman of the Marconi Society Professor Sir David Payne said. Also Read - Assassin's Creed Valhalla Siege of Paris DLC releasing next month
“MIMO will soon be pervasive in all wireless devices. Moreover, Paulraj’s work has provided fertile ground for thousands of researchers to explore and advance MIMO’s potential to enhance wireless spectrum efficiency,” he added.
Reacting to the announcement Paul said, “In telecom there are two top recognitions; the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal which has a bias toward theoretical contributions, and the Marconi Prize, which honors contributions that convert breakthrough ideas into products benefiting billions of people. I am incredibly honored to have won both. The Marconi Prize emphasizes service to humanity. It is the highest recognition I can imagine.”
Each year Marconi Society recognizes one or more scientists who pursue advances in communications and information technology for the social, economic and cultural development of all humanity. The Marconi Society was founded by Gioia Marconi Braga, daughter of radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi.
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