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September 2012 Aakanksha Chowdhery

Marconi Young Scholar Award


The Marconi Society, which is devoted to encouraging scientific contributions in the field of communications and the Internet, has recognized graduate student AAKANKSHA CHOWDHERY with one of three 2012 Paul Baran Marconi Young Scholar Awards. The awards are given to young researchers (no older than 27 at the time of the award—the same age as Marconi when he completed the first radio transmission) who are on track to become leading innovators contributing to the advancement of science and humanity.

Aakanksha Chowdery

Aakanksha Chowdhery

Chowdhery is the first woman to receive the award since it was created in 2008.

According to the Marconi Society’s press release, “Chowdhery’s research in the field of Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) for next-generation copper-access networks focuses on improving data rates and stability in digital subscriber lines (DSLs) suffering from intermittent noise effects. Her DSM research promises successful co-existence and deployment of next-generation copper networks that can deliver data-rates up to Gbps with legacy networks.”

Aakanksha Chowdhery and Robert Tkach (Bell Labs, Alcatel  Lucent)Aakanksha Chowdhery and Robert Tkach (Bell Labs, Alcatel  Lucent)

Aakanksha Chowdhery and Professor John CioffiAakanksha Chowdhery and Professor John Cioffi

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