Updated: 12/01/2019 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 e-mail 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
- IEEE Medal of Honor (2023).
- Presidential Medal of Freedom (with Bob Kahn) (2005).
- Turing Award (2004).
- Marconi Prize (1998).
- IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1997).
- National Medal of Technology (1997).
- Member, National Academy of Engineering (1995).
- Fellow, ACM (1994).
- Fellow, IEEE (1988).