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Vinton Gray Cerf[2] ForMemRS,[1] (/sɜːrf/; born June 23, 1943) is an American internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of[7] "the fathers of the internet",[8] sharing this title with TCP/IP
co-inventor Bob Kahn.[9][10] His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology,[2] the Turing Award,[11] the Presidential Medal of Freedom,[12] the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. In the early days, Cerf was a manager for the United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (D.A.R.P.A.) funding various groups to develop TCP/IP
technology. When the internet began to transition to a commercial opportunity during the late 1980s,[citation needed] Cerf moved to M.C.I. where he was instrumental in the development of the first commercial E. mail system (MCI Mail) connected to the internet. Cerf was instrumental in the funding and formation of I.C.A.N.N. from the start. He waited a year before stepping forward to join the ICANN Board, and eventually became chairman. He was elected as the president of the Association for Computing Machinery
Association for Computing Machinery
in May 2012,[13] and in August 2013 he joined the Council on CyberSecurity's Board of Advisors.[14] Cerf is active in many organizations that are working to help the internet deliver humanitarian value to the world. He is supportive of innovative projects that are experimenting with new approaches to global problems, including the digital divide, the gender gap, and the changing nature of jobs. Cerf is also known for his sartorial style, typically appearing in a three-piece suit—a rarity in an industry known for its casual dress norms.[15][16]


1 Life and career 2 Awards and honors 3 See also 4 Partial bibliography

4.1 Author 4.2 Co-author

5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

Life and career[edit]

Vinton Cerf in Vilnius, September 2010

Cerf was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Muriel (née Gray), a housewife, and Vinton Thurston Cerf, an aerospace executive.[17][18] Cerf went to Van Nuys High School
Van Nuys High School
in California along with Jon Postel
Jon Postel
and Steve Crocker; he wrote the former's obituary. Both were also instrumental in the creation of the internet. While in high school, Cerf worked at Rocketdyne on the Apollo program, including helping to write statistical analysis software for the non-destructive tests of the F-1 engines.[19] Cerf's first job after obtaining his B.S. degree in mathematics from Stanford University
Stanford University
was at IBM, where he worked for two years as a systems engineer supporting QUIKTRAN.[2] He left IBM
to attend graduate school at UCLA
where he earned his M.S. degree in 1970 and his PhD degree in 1972.[6][20] During his graduate student years, he studied under Professor Gerald Estrin, worked in Professor Leonard Kleinrock's data packet networking group that connected the first two nodes of the ARPANet,[21] the predecessor[21] to the internet, and "contributed to a host-to-host protocol" for the ARPANet.[22] While at UCLA, he also met Bob Kahn, who was working on the ARPANet
hardware architecture.[22] After receiving his doctorate, Cerf became an assistant professor at Stanford University
Stanford University
from 1972–1976, where he conducted research on packet network interconnection protocols and co-designed the DoD TCP/IP
protocol suite with Kahn.[22] Cerf then moved to DARPA
in 1976, where he stayed until 1982.

Cerf playing Spacewar! on the Computer History Museum's PDP-1, ICANN meeting, 2007

As vice president of M.C.I. Digital Information Services from 1982 to 1986, Cerf led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial E. mail service to be connected to the internet. In 1986, he joined Bob Kahn at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives as its vice president, working with Kahn on Digital Libraries, Knowledge Robots, and gigabit speed networks. It was during this time, in 1992, that he and Kahn, among others, founded the Internet Society
Internet Society
(I.S.O.C.) to provide leadership in education, policy and standards related to the internet. Cerf served as the first president of I.S.O.C. Cerf rejoined M.C.I. during 1994 and served as Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy. In this role, he helped to guide corporate strategy development from a technical perspective. Previously, he served as M.C.I.'s senior vice president of Architecture and Technology, leading a team of architects and engineers to design advanced networking frameworks, including internet-based solutions for delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video services for business and consumer use. During 1997, Cerf joined the Board of Trustees of Gallaudet University, a university for the education of the deaf and hard-of-hearing.[23] Cerf himself is hard of hearing.[24] He has also served on the university's Board of Associates.[25] Cerf, as leader of M.C.I.'s internet business, was criticized due to M.C.I.'s role in providing the I.P. addresses used by Send-Safe.com, a vendor of spamware that uses a botnet in order to send spam. M.C.I. refused to terminate the spamware vendor.[26][27] At the time, Spamhaus also listed M.C.I. as the I.S.P. with the most Spamhaus Block List listings.[28] Cerf has worked for Google
as a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since October 2005.[5] In this function he has become well known for his predictions on how technology will affect future society, encompassing such areas as artificial intelligence, environmentalism, the advent of IPv6
and the transformation of the television industry and its delivery model.[29] Since 2010, Cerf has served as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, a UN body which aims to make broadband internet technologies more widely available. Cerf joined the board of the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 1999, and served until November 2007.[30] He was chairman from November 2000 to his departure from the Board. Cerf was a member of Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov's IT Advisory Council (from March 2002 – January 2012). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group, the political risk consultancy.[31] Cerf is also working on the Interplanetary Internet, together with N.A.S.A.'s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
and other N.A.S.A.
laboratories. It will be a new standard to communicate from planet to planet, using radio/laser communications that are tolerant of signal degradations including variable delay and disruption caused, for example, by celestial motion.[32] On February 7th, 2006, Cerf testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's hearing on network neutrality. Speaking as Google's Chief Internet
Evangelist, Cerf noted that nearly half of all consumers lacked meaningful choice in broadband providers and expressed concerns that without network neutrality government regulation, broadband providers would be able to use their dominance to limit options for consumers and charge companies like Google
for their use of bandwidth.[33] Cerf currently serves on the board of advisors of Scientists and Engineers for America, an organization focused on promoting sound science in American government.[34] He also serves on the advisory council of CRDF Global (Civilian Research and Development Foundation) and was on the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) International Advisory Board.[35] Cerf is chairman of the board of trustees of A.R.I.N., the Regional Internet
Registry (R.I.R.) of I.P. addresses for United States, Canada, and part of the Caribbean.[36] Until Fall 2015, Cerf chaired the board of directors of StopBadware, a non-profit anti-malware organization that started as a project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet
& Society.[37][38] Cerf is on the board of advisors to The Liquid Information Company Ltd of the UK, which works to make the web more usefully interactive and which has produced the Mac OS X utility called ‘Liquid'.[39] Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf
is a member of the CuriosityStream
Advisory Board.[40] During 2008 Cerf chaired the Internationalized domain name
Internationalized domain name
(IDNAbis) working group of the IETF.[41] In 2008 Cerf was a major contender to be designated the US's first Chief Technology Officer by President Barack Obama.[42] Cerf is the co-chair of Campus Party
Campus Party
Silicon Valley, the US edition of one of the largest technology festivals in the world, along with Al Gore
Al Gore
and Tim Berners-Lee.[43] From 2009–2011, Cerf was an elected member of the Governing Board of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). SGIP is a public-private consortium established by NIST in 2009 and provides a forum for businesses and other stakeholder groups to participate in coordinating and accelerating development of standards for the evolving Smart Grid.[44] Cerf was elected to a two-year term as President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) beginning July 1, 2012.[45] In 2015 Cerf co-founded (with Mei Lin Fung), and is currently chairman of, People-Centered Internet
(P.C.I.).[46] On January 16, 2013, US President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
announced his intent to appoint Cerf to the National Science Board.[47] Cerf is also among the 15 members of governing council of International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.[48] In June 2016 his work with NASA led to Delay-tolerant networking being installed on the International Space Station
International Space Station
with an aim towards an Interplanetary Internet.[49] Awards and honors[edit]

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Cerf and Bob E. Kahn being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

Cerf and Bulgarian President Parvanov being awarded the St. Cyril and Methodius in the Coat of Arms Order

Cerf has received a number of honorary degrees, including doctorates, from the University of the Balearic Islands, ETHZ
in Zurich, Switzerland, Capitol College, Gettysburg College, Yale University, George Mason University, Marymount University, Bethany College (Kansas), University of Pisa, University of Rovira and Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), University of Twente
University of Twente
(Netherlands), Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Tsinghua University (Beijing), Brooklyn Polytechnic, UPCT (University of Cartagena, Spain), Zaragoza University (Spain), University of Reading (United Kingdom), Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University
(Canada), MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations), Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (Argentina), Polytechnic University of Madrid, Keio University (Japan), University of South Australia
University of South Australia
(Australia), University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews
(Scotland), University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
and [50] Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University
(United States). Other awards include:

ACM Fellow
ACM Fellow
(1994) Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year Award from UCLA[51] Prince of Asturias award for science and technology Fellow of the IEEE, 1988, "for contributions and leadership in the design, development, and application of internet protocols" Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, 1994, for "vision and leadership in the design, implementation, evolution, and dissemination of the TCP/IP
computer communication protocol suite" Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award, 1996 SIGCOMM Award for "contributions to the Internet
[spanning] more than 25 years, from development of the fundamental TCP/IP
protocols".[52] Certificate of Merit from The Franklin Institute, in 1996. In December 1997 he, along with his partner Robert E. Kahn, was presented with the National Medal of Technology
National Medal of Technology
by President Bill Clinton, "for creating and sustaining development of Internet Protocols and continuing to provide leadership in the emerging industry of internetworking."[53][54] He received the Living Legend Medal from the Library of Congress in April 2000 In 2000, he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum
Computer History Museum
"for his contributions to computer architecture, operating systems, and software engineering."[55] Cerf was selected as a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) in 2000. Cerf was awarded the Award of Technology from the Telluride Tech Festival in 2002, also known as the Tesla Festival since the world's first AC hydro-power power plant was built in Telluride in 1891 by L.L. Nunn who purchased the generator and plans from George Westinghouse and Tesla. Cerf and Kahn were the winners of the Turing Award
Turing Award
for 2004,[11] for their "pioneering work on internetworking, including .. the Internet's basic communications protocols .. and for inspired leadership in networking."[56] In November 2005, Vinton Cerf and Kahn were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
for their contributions to the creation of the internet.[12] He and Robert Kahn were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2006 Vinton Cerf was awarded the St. Cyril and Methodius in the Coat of Arms Order in July 2006[57] Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn were each inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) in May 2006 He and Robert Kahn were awarded the Japan Prize
Japan Prize
in January 2008.[58] Cerf was inducted into the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and given the Freedom of the City
Freedom of the City
of London in April 2008. Cerf was awarded an honorary membership in the Yale Political Union after keynoting a lively debate on the subject "Resolved: Online Communities are Real Communities." The motion passed.[59] In celebration of the five year-anniversary of YouTube he was selected as a guest curator by the site, and chose the six videos on YouTube he found most memorable.[60] In May 2011, he was awarded an HPI Fellowship as “[...]a tribute to his work for a new medium which influenced the everyday life of our society like no other one.”[61] In September 2011 he was made a distinguished fellow of British Computer Society, in recognition of his outstanding contribution and service to the advancement of computing.[62] In 2012 he was inducted as a Pioneer into the Internet
Hall of Fame[63] In 2013, Cerf was one of five internet and web pioneers awarded the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.[64] In 2013, Cerf presented the Bernard Price Memorial Lecture[65] In 2014, Cerf was awarded the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 1st class for his role in invention of TCP/IP
by president of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves[66] In 2014, Cerf was awarded Officer of the French Légion d'honneur
French Légion d'honneur
[67] Cerf was elected a Foreign Member of The UK Royal Society
Royal Society
in 2016[1] In 2018, Cerf was named the recipient of Benjamin Franklin Medal[68]

See also[edit]

List of pioneers in computer science

Partial bibliography[edit]

Cerf at 2007 Los Angeles I.C.A.N.N. meeting

Vint Cerf, before his talk in memory of Dr. John Niparko at the 2017 MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Association for Research in Otolaryngology
in Baltimore


Zero Text Length EOF Message (RFC 13, August 1969) IMP-IMP and HOST-HOST Control Links (RFC 18, September 1969) ASCII format for network interchange (RFC 20, October 1969) Host-host control message formats (RFC 22, October 1969) Data transfer protocols (RFC 163, May 1971) PARRY encounters the DOCTOR (RFC 439, January 1973) 'Twas the night before start-up (RFC 968, December 1985) Report of the second Ad Hoc Network Management Review Group, RFC 1109, August 1989 Internet
Activities Board, RFC 1120, September 1989 Thoughts on the National Research and Education Network, RFC 1167, July 1990 Networks, Scientific American Special
Issue on Communications, Computers, and Networks, September 1991 Guidelines for Internet
Measurement Activities, October 1991 A VIEW FROM THE 21ST CENTURY, RFC 1607, April 1, 1994 An Agreement between the Internet Society
Internet Society
and Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the Matter of ONC RPC and XDR Protocols, RFC 1790, April 1995 I REMEMBER IANA, RFC 2468, October 17, 1998 Memo from the Consortium for Slow Commotion Research (CSCR, RFC 1217, April 1, 1999 The Internet
is for Everyone, RFC 3271, April 2002


Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication ( IEEE
Transactions on Communications, May 1974) Vinton Cerf, Y. Dalal, C. Sunshine, Specification of Internet Transmission Control Program (RFC 675, December 1974) Vinton Cerf, Jon Postel, Mail transition plan (RFC 771, September 1980) Vinton Cerf, K.L. Mills Explaining the role of GOSIP, RFC 1169, August 1990 Clark, Chapin, Cerf, Braden, Hobby, Towards the Future Internet Architecture, RFC 1287, December 1991 Vinton Cerf et al., A Strategic Plan for Deploying an Internet
X.500 Directory Service, RFC 1430, February 1993 Vinton Cerf & Bob Kahn, Al Gore
Al Gore
and the Internet, 2000-09-28[69] Vinton Cerf et al., Internet
Radio Communication System July 9, 2002, U.S. Patent 6,418,138 Vinton Cerf et al., System for Distributed Task Execution June 3, 2003, U.S. Patent 6,574,628 Vinton Cerf et al., Delay-Tolerant Networking Architecture (Informational Status), RFC 4838, April 2007


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“All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.” --" Royal Society
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Bob Kahn
and Leonard Kleinrock
Leonard Kleinrock
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Alexander Graham Bell
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Turing Award
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Presidential Medal of Freedom
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Vint Cerf
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Internet pioneer
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Vint Cerf
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Further reading[edit]

Cerf, Vinton G. (April 24, 1990), Oral history interview with Vinton G. Cerf, Minnesota, Minneapolis: Charles Babbage Institute  Cerf, Vinton (May 17, 1999), Dr. Vinton Cerf: An Interview Conducted by David Hochfelder, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 

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Awards and achievements

Preceded by Tadahiro Sekimoto IEEE
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
Medal 1997 with Bob Kahn Succeeded by Richard Blahut

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Turing Award


Alan Perlis (1966) Maurice Vincent Wilkes (1967) Richard Hamming
Richard Hamming
(1968) Marvin Minsky
Marvin Minsky


James H. Wilkinson (1970) John McCarthy (1971) Edsger W. Dijkstra
Edsger W. Dijkstra
(1972) Charles Bachman
Charles Bachman
(1973) Donald Knuth
Donald Knuth
(1974) Allen Newell / Herbert A. Simon
Herbert A. Simon
(1975) Michael O. Rabin
Michael O. Rabin
/ Dana Scott
Dana Scott
(1976) John Backus
John Backus
(1977) Robert W. Floyd (1978) Kenneth E. Iverson
Kenneth E. Iverson


Tony Hoare
Tony Hoare
(1980) Edgar F. Codd
Edgar F. Codd
(1981) Stephen Cook
Stephen Cook
(1982) Ken Thompson
Ken Thompson
/ Dennis Ritchie
Dennis Ritchie
(1983) Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Wirth
(1984) Richard Karp (1985) John Hopcroft
John Hopcroft
/ Robert Tarjan
Robert Tarjan
(1986) John Cocke (1987) Ivan Sutherland
Ivan Sutherland
(1988) William Kahan
William Kahan


Fernando J. Corbató
Fernando J. Corbató
(1990) Robin Milner (1991) Butler Lampson (1992) Juris Hartmanis
Juris Hartmanis
/ Richard E. Stearns
Richard E. Stearns
(1993) Edward Feigenbaum
Edward Feigenbaum
/ Raj Reddy
Raj Reddy
(1994) Manuel Blum
Manuel Blum
(1995) Amir Pnueli
Amir Pnueli
(1996) Douglas Engelbart
Douglas Engelbart
(1997) Jim Gray (1998) Fred Brooks
Fred Brooks


Andrew Yao
Andrew Yao
(2000) Ole-Johan Dahl / Kristen Nygaard
Kristen Nygaard
(2001) Ron Rivest
Ron Rivest
/ Adi Shamir
Adi Shamir
/ Leonard Adleman
Leonard Adleman
(2002) Alan Kay
Alan Kay
(2003) Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf
/ Bob Kahn
Bob Kahn
(2004) Peter Naur
Peter Naur
(2005) Frances E. Allen
Frances E. Allen
(2006) Edmund M. Clarke
Edmund M. Clarke
/ E. Allen Emerson / Joseph Sifakis (2007) Barbara Liskov
Barbara Liskov
(2008) Charles P. Thacker
Charles P. Thacker


Leslie G. Valiant (2010) Judea Pearl
Judea Pearl
(2011) Shafi Goldwasser
Shafi Goldwasser
/ Silvio Micali
Silvio Micali
(2012) Leslie Lamport
Leslie Lamport
(2013) Michael Stonebraker
Michael Stonebraker
(2014) Martin Hellman / Whitfield Diffie
Whitfield Diffie
(2015) Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee
(2016) John L. Hennessy
John L. Hennessy
/ David Patterson (2017)

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Fellows of the Royal Society
Royal Society
elected in 2016


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Adair Turner


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