Distinguished Public Lecture • Internet: Past, Present and FutureExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

This Distinguished Public Lecture will take place in the Humanities Theatre.

Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist
Google

photo of 2004 A. M. Turing Laureate Vint Cerf

We will cover about 70 years of past and future Internet “history” — beginning with the Arpanet and moving along the terrestrial Internet trajectory, present and emerging policy and technical challenges and finally move to the interplanetary Internet project. Along the way, we will encounter anecdotes and personal recollections of the Internet’s evolution and projections for the future.

If there is time, we’ll touch on AI and heterogeneous and quantum computing. The Internet is more than a technology. It is a social and economic eco-system with many institutions created at need. It has brought to global attention the importance of accountability as well as personal privacy.


Bio: Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at ICANN, the Internet Society, MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. A former Stanford Professor and former member of the US National Science Board, he is also the past President of the Association for Computing Machinery, Emeritus Chairman of the Marconi Society and serves in advisory capacities at NIST, DOE, NSF, US Navy, JPL and NRO. He earned his B.S. in mathematics at Stanford and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science at UCLA. He is a member of both the US National Academies of Science and Engineering, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and the Worshipful Company of Stationers.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards for his work, 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 Marconi Prize and Marconi Lifetime Achievement Award, the IEEE Medal of Honor, the Legion d’Honneur, the VinFutures Grand Prize and the Franklin Medal. He is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering and holds 29 honorary degrees.


To attend this free Distinguished Public Lecture, please register at https://www.ticketfi.com/event/5709/distinguished-public-lecture-internet-past-present-and-future.

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Free
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HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Humanities Theatre
200 University Ave

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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