Why is it said that Vint Cerf played a major role in the history of information technology?






The Internet is something we are all familiar with today. In fact, it is considered to be the most important development of the 20th century which brought the world to our fingertips. So, who was the master-brain behind this major innovation?

          Let’s get to know him- Vinton Gray Cerf or Vint Cerf. Regarded as a pioneer in the field of information technology, Cerf is one of the fathers of the Internet. Along with another computer scientist Robert Elliot Kahn, Cerf designed Internet protocols named Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP).

          Cerf’s career as a computer expert began with the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he played a key role in internet development and security technology. Later, he also led the engineering of the first commercial email service named MCI Mail. He won the prestigious A.M Turing Award, or what is known as the Nobel Prize of Computer Science, in 2004.