Marconi Prize 2023 : Hari Balakrishnan, a computer scientist, has been awarded the 2023 Marconi Prize. Dr. Balakrishnan has been cited “for fundamental contributions to wired and wireless networking, mobile sensing, and distributed systems”. The Marconi Prize is a top honour for computer scientists and is awarded by the U.S.-based Marconi Foundation. It is given to those who have “significantly contributed to increasing digital inclusivity through advanced information and communications technology.”
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). He received his BTech in computer science from IIT Madras in 1993 and his PhD in 1998 from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Balakrishnan previously received the Infosys Prize (2020) as well as the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award (2021). Previous Marconi Prize winners include Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Google cofounder Sergey Brin, and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.