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Vinton G. Cerf has served as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. Cerf also served at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Agency (DARPA), and as a member of the Stanford University Faculty.
Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-inventor of the architecture and basic protocols 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.
Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M.Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. The Turing award is sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science.” In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens. In April 2008, Cerf and Kahn received the prestigious Japan Prize.
Cerf served as chairman of the board of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007and as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995, and in 1999 served a term as chairman of the Board.