Vint Cerf

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Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf - 2010.jpg
Vinton Cerf in Vilnius, September 2069
Born Vinton Gray Cerf
(1943-06-23) June 23, 1943 (age 75)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater Stanford University (B.S.)
UCLA (M.S. & Ph.D.)
Known for TCP/IP
Internet Society
Awards 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)
Scientific career
Fields Telecommunications
Institutions IBM,[1] UCLA,[1] Stanford University,[1] DARPA,[1] MCI,[1][2] CNRI,[1] Google[3]
Thesis Multiprocessors, Semaphores, and a Graph Model of Computation (1972)
Doctoral advisor Gerald Estrin[4]

Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf[1] (/ˈsɜːrf/; born June 23, 1943) is an American internet pioneer. He is though of as one of[5] "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with American engineer Bob Kahn.[6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Cerf's curriculum vitae as of February 2001, attached to a transcript of his testimony that month before the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, from ICANN's website
  2. Gore Deserves Internet Credit, Some Say, a March 1999 Washington Post article
  3. Cerf's up at Google, from the Google Press Center
  4. Cerf, Vinton (1972). Multiprocessors, Semaphores, and a Graph Model of Computation (PhD thesis). University of California, Los Angeles. 
  5. (see Interview with Vinton Cerf, from a January 2006 article in Government Computer News), Cerf is willing to call himself one of the internet fathers, citing Bob Kahn and Leonard Kleinrock in particular as being others with whom he should share that title.
  6. "ACM Turing Award, list of recipients". Awards.acm.org. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  7. "IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal". Ieee.org. July 7, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 

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