Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf (//; born June 23, 1943) is an American internet pioneer. He is thought of as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with American engineer Bob Kahn.
Vinton Cerf in 2017
Vinton Gray Cerf
June 23, 1943
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||Stanford University (B.S.)|
UCLA (M.S. & Ph.D.)
|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)
|Institutions||IBM, UCLA, Stanford University, DARPA, MCI, CNRI, Google|
|Thesis||Multiprocessors, Semaphores, and a Graph Model of Computation (1972)|
|Doctoral advisor||Gerald Estrin|
- 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
- Gore Deserves Internet Credit, Some Say, a March 1999 Washington Post article
- Cerf's up at Google, from the Google Press Center
- Cerf, Vinton (1972). Multiprocessors, Semaphores, and a Graph Model of Computation (PhD thesis). University of California, Los Angeles. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- (see Interview with Vinton Cerf Archived 2007-06-09 at the Wayback Machine, 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.
- "ACM Turing Award, list of recipients". Awards.acm.org. Archived from the original on December 12, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal". Ieee.org. July 7, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Charlie Wood. "Vint Cerf, who helped create the internet, has the coronavirus". Business Insider. Retrieved March 31, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Media related to Vint Cerf at Wikimedia Commons
- Internet Pioneers – Vint Cerf
- ICANNWiki on Vint Cerf
- A Protocol For Packet Network Intercommunication – The May 1974 IEEE Transactions on Communications paper Cerf co-wrote with Bob Kahn that describes TCP.
- Archive of 'Cerf's Up' web pages while at MCI, Inc., 1982-1986.