Vint Cerf

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Vint Cerf

Name: Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf

Born: June 23, 1943, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist, who is referred to as one of "the fathers of the Internet."
  • While working at MCI he was instrumental in the development of the first commercial email system (MCI Mail) connected to the Internet.
  • He worked with the networking group that connected the first two nodes of the ARPANet, the predecessor to the Internet, and "contributed to a host-to-host protocol" for the ARPANet.
  • With Bob Kahn helped create the Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  • In 1992 he co-founded the Internet Society.
  • Cerf has worked for Google as a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since September 2005.

Honors and awards

  • National Medal of Technology.
  • Turing Award.
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1997).

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