Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist
B.S., Stanford University
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the Internet and other platforms for Google. 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 MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves as President of the Association for Computing Machinery and recently completed his term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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 Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award and 21 honorary degrees. In December, 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."
He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Stanford University and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Cerf was appointed to the Board in 2013