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Dr. Vinton Cerf - Founder of the InternetDr. Vinton Cerf

  • Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google
  • Widely known as the ‘Founder of the Internet,’ Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet.
  • In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet.
  • Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award, sometimes called the ‘Nobel Prize of Computer Science,’ in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols.
  • President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens.
  • In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."

Further ReferencesHear and Say Centre

Internet founder heads to Brisvegas. Internet, infinity and beyond

Known as the father of the Internet, Google vice president Dr Vinton Cerf, is heading to Queensland. In a move described by the "smart state" as a coup, evangelist Vinton Cerf will share his insights at a luncheon being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 8, 2007.


Vint Cerf: Google's New Idea Man

Google has hired internet pioneer Vinton Cerf to float more ideas and develop new products, adding another weapon to the online search engine leader's rapidly growing arsenal of intellect.


Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn designed the software code that is used to transmit data over the Internet. Dr. Cerf and Dr. Kahn have been at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication, and entertainment.


Vinton G. Cerf. Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the Internet and other platforms for the company. Widely known as a "Father of the Internet," Vint is the co-designer with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet. In 1997, President Clinton recognized their work with the U.S. National Medal of Technology. In 2005, Vint and Bob received the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Why Google hired Vint Cerf - Internet pioneer has big ideas for Google Earth and mobile phones. He's also got his eyes on outer space.

What will Internet visionary Vint Cerf do for Google?

Whether he meant to or not, Cerf hinted at one area he was interested in six weeks before he joined the search giant, and it deals with a wireless device near you.

In a broad-ranging interview with CNET News.com on July 28, Cerf--the man who co-developed the basic communications protocol of the Internet--said databases filled with geographically indexed material will soon help people easily retrieve lists of local hospitals, ATMs or cafes on mobile devices. Advertisements could also be part of the mix.


Inventor of the Week Archive

Within ten years of graduating from high school, Vinton Cerf had begun co-designing and -developing the protocols and structure of what became the Internet. Vinton Cerf's honors include, besides numerous fellowships, the Kilby Award; the IEEE's Alexander Graham Bell Medal; and the National Medal of Technology, received jointly with Robert Kahn (1997). He remains a key player in the evolution of the internet.


Cerf's up at Google! - Posted by Vint Cerf

The news is out that I will join Google on October 3 as Chief Internet Evangelist (I tried for Archduke, but it didn’t work). What I really like about Eric, Larry, Sergey and the whole Google family is its collective and eminent practicality and seemingly boundless creativity. In fact, my recent interactions with many of Google's senior staff have simply underscored my admiration for the extraordinary talent at Google that has been assembled in a short amount of time. Google has come so far since the early days!


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