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Date of Birth 23 June 1943New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameVinton Gray Cerf
Nickname Father of the Internet

Mini Bio (1)

Vinton Cerf was the co-creator of the protocols which became TCP/IP, the standard for what is now called the Internet. Working for the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 1972 to 1982, Cerf, his partner, Robert E. Kahn, and a host of others created the underlying protocols and architecture that would be used to the present day in this vast worldwide network.

He has since worked for a number of companies, including MCI (later MCI-Worldcom) and was the leading engineer in the creation of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service connected to the Internet.

He has received the U.S. National Medal of Technology and a large host of other awards and accolades for his decades of technical work.

Dr. Cerf is the chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and founded the Internet Society, an industry working group for Internet standards and documents.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jason Scott

Spouse (1)

Sigrid (1966 - present)

Trivia (4)

Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on 9 November 2005. Other recipients were Frank Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Gen. Richard Myers, Paul Rusesabagina, Carol Burnett, Andy Griffith, Aretha Franklin, Cerf's Internet co-developer Robert Kahn, Jack Nicklaus, Alan Greenspan, and former congressman G.V. Sonny Montgomery.
Is a cousin of Bennett Cerf, the founder of "Random House", the publishing company. Bennett Cerf was also known for his many years on What's My Line? (1950).
"Chief Internet Evangelist" for Google, Inc. (Left MCI in September of 2005) [March 2006]
Senior Vice President, Technology Strategy, MCI, Virginia, USA. [August 2005]

Personal Quotes (1)

Sleep is a waste of time.

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