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Vint Cerf - Famous Inventor

: Vint Cerf
: 23-June-1943
: United States
: Van Nuys High School (1961),Stanford University (1965),University of California, Los Angeles (1970),University of California, Los Angeles (1972)
: Internet Pioneer

About Inventor

Vint Cerf is an American internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet",sharing this title with American engineer Bob Kahn and Donald Davies.Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet.His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology,the Turing Award,the Presidential Medal of Freedom,the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

Cerf began his work at the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) playing a key role in leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies. Since 2005, he has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.

He also served from 2000-2007 as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an organization he helped form. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995, and in 1999 served a term as Chairman of the Board.

Awards Received by Inventor

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1997)

National Medal of Technology (1997)

Marconi Prize (1998)

Prince of Asturias Award (2002)

Turing Award (2004)

Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005)

Japan Prize (2008)

Harold Pender Award (2010)

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (2013)


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