Computer scientist Hari Balakrishnan has been awarded the 2023 Marconi Prize

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  • The 2023 Marconi Prize has been awarded to Hari Balakrishnan, the Fujitsu Professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and a principal investigator in the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
  • The Marconi Prize, widely considered to be the top honor within the field of communications technology, is given annually to “innovators who have made significant contributions to increasing digital inclusivity through the advancement of information and communications technology.”
  • “Hari’s unique contributions have shaped the course of research and discovery in multiple fields, saved lives, and enabled users to have better experiences with network-based services,” said Vint Cerf, Chair of the Marconi Society and 1998 Marconi Fellow. 
  • “His focus on scientific excellence that creates positive impact at scale, along with his humanitarian contributions, makes him a perfect choice for the Marconi Prize.”
  • Hari Balakrishnan is the Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • He is also the Founder, Chief Technology Officer and President of Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT).
  • Balakrishnan graduated with a BTech in Computer Science from IIT Madras in 1993 and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998.
  • He has previously won the Infosys Prize in 2020 and the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computer and Communications Prize in 2021 and has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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