At Google, Vint Cerf contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of
the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at the Internet Society, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University. Vint Cerf sits on US National Science Board and is a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, British Computer Society, Worshipful Companies of Information Technologists and Stationers and is a member of the National Academies of Engineering and Science. Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, the Legion d?Honneur and 29 honorary degrees.

Research Interests

Vinton Cerf's research interests revolve around the Internet, its protocols and technical, economic and policy implications. He has participated in the development of an Interplanetary Internet protocol suite and is working on an "Interspecies Internet" aimed at facilitating experiments in communication between disparate species. He is actively engaged in Internet and Web accessibility development. Through several non-profits on whose Boards he sits, he is an active proponent of improving global access to the Internet and to promoting awareness of and appreciation for scientific research by the general public.

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Section 34: Computer and Information Sciences

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Section 31: Engineering Sciences