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Document Details


Title: Vinton G. Cerf
Local code: OH 191
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Following a brief overview of his background, Cerf describes his involvement with the ARPA network, including his work for the Network Measurement Center while a graduate student at UCLA, and his relationships with Bolt Beranek and Newman, Robert Kahn, Lawrence Roberts, and the Network Working Group. Other topics include: various influences on the development of the TCP/IP protocol, IPTO funding while he was at Stanford University, his decision in 1976 to become a program manager for networking projects at IPTO, and the military use of IPTO networking projects. This interview was recorded as part of a research project on the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the development of computer science in the United States.
Extent: 32 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=81
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cerf, Vinton G.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: Reston, VA
Document date: 24-Apr-1990
Interviewer: O'Neill, Judy
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023925-25462