Vinton Cerf talks about Google's predictions on the ever-expanding infrastructure that supports Internet access and use, as well as current market trends, from the merging of traditional and online media to the consequences of interactive and user-generated content.
Larry Smarr, Director at Calit2, hosts the event.
Vinton G. Cerf
Vint Cerf is a living legend in the tech world. In 2004, with Robert Kahn, he received the Alan M. Turing Award, the highest professional honor in computing, in recognition of their visionary
work and leadership in the development of the Internet. Other honors, again with Robert Kahn, include the US National Medal of Technology, the Japan Prize, and the Presidential Medal of
Freedom. He was the founding president of the Internet Society and served as chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers from 2000 to 2007.
Before joining Google in 2005, Cerf was a senior vice presidentat MCI and a vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives. He began his career at IBM and UCLA. He joined the faculty of Stanford University where he co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and network architecture of the Internet. From 1976 to 1982, he was a principal scientist at DARPA, where he managed the Internet and packet communications research programs. He joined MCI in 1982, where he helped develop the commercial MCI Mail service. Cerf has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the International
Larry Smarr, the Harry E. Gruber Professor of Computer Science and Information Technologies, joined the UCSD faculty in 2000 and became the founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology [Cal(IT)2] in December 2000. Prior to UCSD, he was the founder and 15-year director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the National Computational Science Alliance, both based at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (UIUC).
He earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975, then did research at Princeton and Harvard before joining the UIUC faculty in 1979. Smarr is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a member of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee, and is currently on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health and on the NASA Advisory Council.