Peter Kirstein

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Peter Kirstein

Name: Peter Thomas Kirstein

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • British computer scientist who played a role in the creation of the Internet.
  • Started the first European ARPANET node with transatlantic IP connectivity, and has been involved ever since with European and transatlantic collaborations on IP networking research.
  • Member of the staff at CERN from 1959-1963.
  • Co-authored (with Vint Cerf) one of the most significant early technical papers on the internetworking concept.
  • His research group at UCL played a significant role in the very earliest experimental Internet work.

Honors and awards

  • Inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society (2012).
  • Postel Award (2003).
  • SIGCOMM Award (1999).
  • Awarded the CBE for his work on the Internet.
  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society.

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