Vint Cerf is an American computer scientist who is commonly referred to as one of the “founding fathers of the Internet” for his key technical and managerial role in the creation of the Internet and the TCP/IP protocols which it uses. Cerf was also a co-founder of the Internet Society (ISOC). He served as the first president of the Internet Society served as chairman of the board from 1998 to 1999.
Cerf was asked to move to the United States Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to run research and development programs. He has also worked on a number of projects, such as digital libraries and knowbots. In 2005 Google Inc. announced that it hired Vint as Vice President.
Cerf is currently the ICANN Chair, and also working on the Interplanetary Internet, together with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He serves on the board of advisors of Scientists and Engineers for America. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Living Legend Medal from the Library of Congress and was presented with the National Medal of Technology by President Bill Clinton, for their contributions towards the creation of the Internet and TCP/IP.
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