David Clark

Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
David Clark

Name: David Dana Clark

Born: April 7, 1944

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist known for the Clark-Wilson model.
  • Worked on the I/O architecture of Multics under Jerry Saltzer while at MIT.
  • From 1981 to 1989, he acted as chief protocol architect in the development of the Internet, and chaired the Internet Activities Board, which became the Internet Architecture Board.
  • Former chairman of the Computer Sciences and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council.
  • Presently he is Senior Research Scientist at the MIT CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory).

Significant publications

  • An Input/Output Architecture for Virtual Memory Computer Systems (1974).
  • The Design Philosophy of the DARPA Internet Protocols (1988).
  • Developing a Next-Generation Internet Architecture (2000).
  • Tussle in Cyberspace: Defining Tomorrow's Internet (2002).
  • Addressing Reality: An Architectural Response to Real-World Demands on the Evolving Internet (2003).

Honors and awards

  • Awarded the SIGCOMM Award in recognition of his major contributions to Internet protocol and architecture (1990).
  • IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (1998).
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2001).
  • Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology in Telluride (2001).