Spring 2002 Task Force Meeting
Vinton Gray Cerf will deliver the closing plenary address and receive the second annual Paul Evan Peters Award, which recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the use of networked communications to advance scholarship and intellectual productivity. This award honors the memory and accomplishments of Paul Evan Peters (1947-1996), founding executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information.
Widely known as a “father of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocol and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet.
Cerf is currently senior vice president of Internet Architecture and Technology for WorldCom. Cerf’s team of architects and engineers designs advanced networking frameworks including Internet-based solutions for delivering a combination of data, information, voice, and video services for business and consumer use.
For more information, see the full press release announcing the award.