Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Google Hires Vint Cerf to Build its Network Infrastructure

Google hired Vint Cerf, the longtime technologist who is widely known as a "founding father" of the Internet, as Chief Internet Evangelist. His role will be to "help Google build network infrastructure, architectures, systems, and standards for the next generation of Internet applications."


Cerf joins Google from MCI, where he led technology advancements since 1982, with a break to return to research at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives from 1986 to 1994. On his return to MCI in 1994, he helped to put MCI on the Internet map. With Robert Kahn, he recently received the ACM's A.M. Turing Award, considered "the Nobel Prize for computing," for his achievements in computer networking. Cerf is also working on the Interplanetary Network, a project of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, which aims to extend the Internet into outer space for planet-to-planet communications. He will also continue in his role as the Chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
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