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.
Photo: courtesy Vinton Cerf in Indian tunic. Painting Tim Tompkins PaintHistory.com
Vinton Cerf and Bob E. Kahn being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. 2005. Photo: White House / Wikipedia
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Vint Cerf playing with Spacewar!, Computer History Museum's PDP-1. ICANN meeting, Mountain View, CA, 2007. Photo: Joi Ito, Wiki.
Vinton Cerf at the Royal Society admissions day in 2016. Photo The Royal Society, Wiki.
Vinton Cerf in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2010. Photo Veni Markovski, Wiki.
Vinton Cerf, before his talk in memory of Dr. John Niparko at the 2017 Mid-Winter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology in Baltimore. Photo: Dicklyon, Wiki.
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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)