Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society
Dr. Cerf is widely considered the "Father of the Internet" and co-designer of the
TCP/IP protocol, the computer language that gave birth to the Internet.
December, 1997, presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology, along
with Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet by President
Vice-President - Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), prior to
rejoining MCI in 1994.
1982-1986: Vice-President. - MCI Digital Information Services; led the engineering of
MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the
1976-1982: U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA); played a key role leading the development of Internet and
Internet-related data packet and security technologies.
Founding President of the Internet Society from 1992-1995, currently
serving as the chairman of the Board.
Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of
Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy
People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 1994."
Recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on
the Internet, including the Marconi Fellowship, the premier award in
communications science and technology; the Alexander Graham Bell Award presented
by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf; the NEC Computer and
Communications Prize; the Silver Medal of the International Telecommunications
Union; and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal.