Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Stephen Wolff
- One of the many fathers of the Internet.
- Known for turning the Internet from a government project into something that could be publicly utilized.
- Former Division Director for Networking at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
- Lead the development of the NSFNET – the first open computer network in the U.S. for the support of research and higher education.
- Technology and communications researcher for the United States Army.
- Introduced the UNIX operating system to Army labs in the early 1980s.
- Supervised a research group that helped in the development of ARPANET.
- Created the Gigabit Testbed, a joint NSF-DARPA project designed to prove the feasibility of IP networking at gigabit speeds.
Honors and awards
- Named interim vice president and chief technology officer of Internet2, a nonprofit consortium owned by leading U.S. universities (2011).
- Internet Society's Postel Award (2002).