Robert Metcalfe

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

(1946-04-07) April 7, 1946 (age 77)
CitizenshipAmerican
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
SpouseRobyn
Children2
Awards
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]

References[change | change source]

  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". amturing.acm.org. Archived from the original on March 22, 2023. Retrieved 2023-03-22.