Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Peter Thomas Kirstein
- 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.