Robert Metcalfe

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Robert Metcalfe
Robert Metcalfe wearing the US National Medal of Technology (2003)
Robert Melancton Metcalfe

(1946-04-07) April 7, 1946 (age 77)
Alma materMIT - B.S. Electrical Engineering, B.S. Industrial Management, 1969
Harvard University - M.S. Applied Mathematics, 1970; Ph.D. Computer Science (Applied Mathematics), 1973
Known forInternet pioneer, Ethernet inventor, 3Com founder, Metcalfe's Law
Scientific career
FieldsComputer networking
Computer science
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
InstitutionsMIT, Xerox PARC, 3Com, IDG/InfoWord, Polaris Venture Partners, The University of Texas at Austin.
ThesisPacket Communication (1973)
Doctoral advisorJeffrey P. Buzen

Robert Melancton Metcalfe (born April 7, 1946)[2][3] is an American engineer and businessman. He is important in the Internet's creation starting in 1970. He co-invented Ethernet, co-founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's law. He has been Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise.[4] He was awarded the 2023 Turing Award.[5]

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  1. "Computer History Museum 2008 Fellow Awards". Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  2. "Robert Metcalfe, Inventor Profile". National Inventors Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2007-10-19.
  3. "Robert M. Metcalfe | IEEE Computer Society". Retrieved 2021-12-06.
  4. "Inventor of Ethernet and Venture Capital Executive Bob Metcalfe to Lead Innovation Initiatives at UT ECE". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  5. "A.M. Turing Award". Archived from the original on March 22, 2023. Retrieved 2023-03-22.