Paul Baran

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Paul Baran

Name: Paul Baran

Born: April 29, 1926, in Grodno, Second Polish Republic

Death: March 26, 2011 (Age: 84)

Computer-related contributions

  • Polish American engineer who was a pioneer in the development of computer networks.
  • Invented packet switching techniques, and went on to start several companies and develop other technologies that are an essential part of the Internet and other modern digital communication.

Honors and awards

  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1990).
  • Marconi Prize (1991).
  • Nippon Electronics Corporation C&C Prize (1996).
  • Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science (2001).
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003).
  • Fellow of the Computer History Museum (2005).
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame (2007).
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2007).
  • UCLA Engineering Alumnus of the Year (2009).
  • Internet Hall of Fame (2012).