33 Facts About Vint Cerf


Vint Cerf has received honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize, and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.


Vinton Gray Cerf was born in New Haven, Connecticut on June 23,1943, the son of Muriel and Vinton Thruston Cerf.


Vint Cerf received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Stanford University.


Vint Cerf studied under Professor Gerald Estrin and worked in Professor Leonard Kleinrock's data packet networking group that connected the first two nodes of the ARPANET, the first node on the Internet, and "contributed to a host-to-host protocol" for the ARPANET.


Vint Cerf is active in a number of global humanitarian organizations.


Since 1988 Vint Cerf lobbied for the privatization of the internet.


Vint Cerf rejoined MCI during 1994 and served as Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy.


Vint Cerf has served on the university's Board of Associates.


Vint Cerf has worked for Google as a vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist since October 2005.


Vint 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.


Vint Cerf helped fund and establish ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.


Vint Cerf joined the board in 1999, and served until November 2007.


Vint Cerf was chairman from November 2000 to his departure from the Board.


Vint Cerf was a member of Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov's IT Advisory Council.


Vint Cerf is a member of the advisory board of Eurasia Group, the political risk consultancy.


Vint Cerf is working on the Interplanetary Internet, together with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other NASA laboratories.


On February 7,2006, Vint Cerf testified before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's hearing on net neutrality.


Vint Cerf currently serves on the board of advisors of Scientists and Engineers for America, an organization focused on promoting sound science in American government.


Vint Cerf serves on the advisory council of CRDF Global and was on the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats International Advisory Board.


Vint Cerf was elected as the president of the Association for Computing Machinery in May 2012 and joined the Council on CyberSecurity's Board of Advisors in August 2013.


From 2011 to 2016, Vint Cerf was chairman of the board of trustees of ARIN, the Regional Internet Registry of IP addresses for the United States, Canada, and part of the Caribbean.


Vint 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'.


Vint Cerf is a member of the CuriosityStream Advisory Board.


In 2008 Vint Cerf was a major contender to be designated the first US Chief Technology Officer by President Barack Obama.


Vint Cerf is the co-chair of Campus Party Silicon Valley, the US edition of one of the largest technology festivals in the world, along with Al Gore and Tim Berners-Lee.


From 2009 to 2011, Vint Cerf was an elected member of the Governing Board of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel.


Vint Cerf was elected to a two-year term as president of the Association for Computing Machinery beginning July 1,2012.


In 2015 Vint Cerf co-founded and until December 2019 chaired the People-Centered Internet.


Vint Cerf served until May 2018 when his six-year term expired.


Vint Cerf is among the 15 members of governing council of International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.


In March 2020, Vint Cerf confirmed that he had tested positive for COVID-19.


Vint Cerf announced the news via a tweet in which he criticized President Donald Trump for the way he was handling the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.


Vint Cerf writes under the column name "CERF'S UP", and Vint Cerf's car has a vanity plate "CERFSUP".