National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997
One of two Fathers of the Internet. TCP/IP protocols. Internet
Architecture. Chief Internet Evangelist, Google. Interplanetary Internet.
"Brilliant, indescribably enthusiastic, humorous, happy, treats people extremely well. It would be nice to go to work every day and work with people like Vint Cerf." – R.V. Nagaveni, Founder, Ganga Library.
Generously contributed by Vinton Gray Cerf
"I am a proponent of the scientific method. Formulate theories or induce them from observations. Develop tests to validate or invalidate the theories by predicting results and comparing measurements with predictions. Adapt theories to account for measurement results. Very important: be prepared to change theories if the measurements do not validate predictions.
Some people are uncomfortable with the notion that science is a successive approximation to improved models of how the university and all that is in it works. Creativity is the art of imagining the possible and somethings (apparently) impossible!"
Name: Vinton Gray Cerf
Birth: 23 June, 1943, New Haven, CT
Institution: Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Award: For creating and sustaining development of Internet Protocols and continuing to provide leadership in the emerging industry of Internet technology
Subject: Internet Technology
History of Discovery - Brief History of the Internet
History of Discovery - History of the Internet Answers to Questions
Education: B.S. in Mathematics, Stanford University; M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, UCLA. Van Nuys High School, CA
Ph.D. Advisor: Gerald Estrin
Dissertation: Multiprocessors, Semaphores, and a Graph Model of Computation (1972)