Leonard Kleinrock

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Leonard KleinrockName: Leonard Kleinrock

Born: June 13, 1934, New York City

Computer related contributions

  • Created the initial idea of the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet in his first paper entitled "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets" on May 31, 1961.
  • Developed Packet Switching.


  • Information Flow in Large Communication Nets

Honors and awards

  • Awarded the National Medal of Science on September 29, 2008.