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Vint Cerf

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Vinton G. Cerf (born June 23, 1943 in New Haven, Connecticut) is commonly referred to as the "father of the Internet" , for the design of which he credits Herbert Zimmerman and Louis Pouzin (designer of the CYCLADES network) with important influences. During his tenure from 1976 to 1982 with the United States Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies, including co-designing the TCP/IP protocol. As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982 to 1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet. In December 1997, he was presented the National Medal of Technology by President Bill Clinton, along with his partner Robert E. Kahn, for these accomplishments.

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Portrait photo of Vinton Cerf, headed a group in 1973 with Bob Kahn that invented the TCP/IP protocol.

Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA. He also holds honorary Doctorates from the University of the Balearic Islands, ETH in Switzerland, Capitol College and Gettysburg College.

He is the author of several RFCs, and founder of the ISOC.

Vint Cerf is also working on the Interplanetary Protocol, which will be a new standard to communicate from planet to planet, which will be radio/laser communications that are highly tolerant to signal degradation. [1] (http://www.ipnsig.org/)

He and his family reside in Virginia, USA.

In 1995 (or 1996?) he was awarded the Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award.

He joined the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN in 1999 and is currently serving a term until 2007.

In 2001, he was awarded the Strowger Award from Ohio University's J.W. McClure School of Communication Systems Management.

In October 2002 he was awarded (together with Bob Kahn, Larry Roberts and Tim Berners-Lee) Premio Principe de Asturias de Investigacion Cientifica, the most distinguished Spanish award.

In early 2005 it was announced that Cerf, along with Robert Kahn were named the ACM's 2004 Turing Award winners for their work on the design of Internet protocols.

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