Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf
Born: June 23, 1943, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
- 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).