Vinton G. Cerf

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.

Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves as Past President of the Association for Computing Machinery, chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and completed a term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, Officer of the Legion d’Honneur and 29 honorary degrees. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."

His personal interests include fine wine, gourmet cooking and science fiction. Cerf and his wife, Sigrid, were married in 1966 and have two sons, David and Bennett.

Google Publications

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    ACM's 2016 general election

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 59 (2016), pp. 10

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    On the road in Latin America

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 59 (2016), pp. 7

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    The Fragmentation of the Internet

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 20 (2016), pp. 88-

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    'As we may think'

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    A Persistent Headache

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 19 (2015), pp. 80-

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    A celebration of accomplishments

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    A long way to have come and still to go

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    Access Control and the Internet of Things

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 19 (2015), pp. 96-

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    Advancing the ACM agenda

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    An interview with U.S. chief technology officer Megan Smith

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 39-43

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    Cascade failure

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    Internet Governance and the Internet Governance Forum Redux

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 19 (2015), pp. 96

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    Invention

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    Lest We Forget

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 19 (2015), pp. 80-

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    Memory with a twist

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    Milestones

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    On (computing) artifacts

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    Padcasting

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 19 (2015), pp. 96

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    An Information Avalanche

    Vint Cerf

    IEEE Computer, vol. 40, no. 1 (2007), pp. 104-105

Previous Publications

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    Dependencies

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 19 (2015), pp. 80-

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    The Third Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    The human touch

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    There is nothing new under the sun

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 58 (2015), pp. 7

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    ACM and the Professional Programmer

    Vinton G. Cerf

    ACM Queue, vol. 12 (2014), pp. 10

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    ACM and the professional programmer

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Augmented reality

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Bufferbloat and Other Internet Challenges

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 18 (2014), pp. 80

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    Cognitive implants

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Does innovation create or destroy jobs?

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Forty Years Ago..

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 18 (2014), pp. 88

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    Heidelberg Laureate Forum II

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Instrument Thyself!

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 18 (2014), pp. 88

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    Knocking Down Strawmen

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 18 (2014), pp. 88

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    Responsible programming

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Sometimes it takes some time!

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Space for Internet and Internet for space

    Scott C. Burleigh, Vinton G. Cerf, Jon Crowcroft, Vassilis Tsaoussidis

    Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 23 (2014), pp. 80-86

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    The Internet of Everyone

    Vinton G. Cerf, Nii Quaynor

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 18 (2014), pp. 96

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    The house elves of ACM

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    The internet governance ecosystem

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Unconventional computing

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    Unfinished Business

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 18 (2014), pp. 88

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    Virtual reality redux

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    What if it's us?

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 57 (2014), pp. 7

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    'But officer, I was only programming at 100 lines per hour!'

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    A revolution in India

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    ACM president's salary increased by 300%!

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    Abstraction, Federation, and Scalability

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17 (2013), pp. 96-

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    Augmented Intelligence

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17 (2013), pp. 96

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    Cargo Cults and Information Technology Development

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17 (2013), pp. 96

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    Computer science education - revisited

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    Freedom and the social contract

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    Gateways for the Internet of Things: An old problem revisited

    Vinton G. Cerf, Peter T. Kirstein

    GLOBECOM (2013), pp. 2641-2647

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    Growing the ACM family

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    Honoring our best

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    Internet and the Other IP

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17 (2013), pp. 96

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    Loose Couplings

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17 (2013), pp. 96

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    Open access

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    Revisiting the tragedy of the commons

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    Running AMOOC

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17 (2013), pp. 88

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    Software at scale

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    The Internet at Risk

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17 (2013), pp. 3-5

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    What's a robot?

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 56 (2013), pp. 7

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    "It's the Net, Stupid"

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16 (2012), pp. 96

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    Computer science revisited

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 55 (2012), pp. 7

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    Defense against the Dark Arts

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16 (2012), pp. 96

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    Emergent Properties, Human Rights, and the Internet

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16 (2012), pp. 87-88

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    Potpourri

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16 (2012), pp. 96

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    The Organic Internet

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16 (2012), pp. 104

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    Things and the Net

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16 (2012), pp. 96

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    Where is the science in computer science?

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 55 (2012), pp. 5

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    Why is accessibility so hard?

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 55 (2012), pp. 7

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    Natural Disasters and Electric Infrastructure

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15 (2011), pp. 103

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    Open Source, Smart Grid, and Mobile Apps

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15 (2011), pp. 96

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    Secure Identities

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15 (2011), pp. 96

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    Sherry Turkle: Alone Together

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15 (2011), pp. 95-96

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    Successful Strategies for IPv6 Rollouts. Really

    Thomas A. Limoncelli, Vinton G. Cerf

    ACM Queue, vol. 9 (2011), pp. 20

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    Successful strategies for IPv6 rollouts.: Really

    Thomas A. Limoncelli, Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 54 (2011), pp. 44-48

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    The Battle for Internet Openness

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15 (2011), pp. 104

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    2012 Isn't the End of the World

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14 (2010), pp. 96

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    A half-century makes a difference

    Vinton G. Cerf

    J. Internet Services and Applications, vol. 1 (2010), pp. 3-5

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    Internet Predictions

    Vinton G. Cerf, Munindar P. Singh

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14 (2010), pp. 10-11

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    Internet Predictions

    Deborah Estrin, K. Mani Chandy, R. Michael Young, Larry Smarr, Andrew M. Odlyzko, David D. Clark, Viviane Reding, Toru Ishida, Sharad Sharma, Vinton G. Cerf, Urs Hölzle, Luiz André Barroso, Geoff Mulligan, Adrian Hooke, Chip Elliott

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14 (2010), pp. 12-42

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    Trust and the Internet

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14 (2010), pp. 95

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    A brief history of the internet

    Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jonathan B. Postel, Lawrence G. Roberts, Stephen S. Wolff

    Computer Communication Review, vol. 39 (2009), pp. 22-31

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    Keynote: Internet Evolution

    Vinton G. Cerf

    BCS Int. Acad. Conf. (2008), pp. 1-36

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    The geo-internet and how we may use it

    Vinton G. Cerf

    GIS (2008), pp. 2

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    A protocol for packet network intercommunication

    Vinton G. Cerf, Robert E. Kahn

    Computer Communication Review, vol. 35 (2005), pp. 71-82

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    Spam, spim, and spit

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 48 (2005), pp. 39-43

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    Taking internet's temperature: prescriptions for the 21st century

    Vinton G. Cerf

    JCDL (2004), pp. 1

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    Requirements for the Internet

    Vinton G. Cerf

    RE (2003), pp. 3-4

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    Delay Tolerant Networking

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Hot Interconnects (2002), pp. 1-

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    Digital Government and the Internet

    Vinton G. Cerf

    DG.O (2002)

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    The Internet is for Everyone

    V. Cerf

    IETF (2002)

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    Beyond the Post-PC Internet

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 44 (2001), pp. 34-37

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    A Brief History of the Internet

    Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jonathan B. Postel, Lawrence G. Roberts, Stephen S. Wolff

    CoRR, vol. cs.NI/9901011 (1999)

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    I Remember IANA (Tribute, Jonathan B. Postel 1943-1998)

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Commun. ACM, vol. 41 (1998), pp. 27-28

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    I REMEMBER IANA

    V. Cerf

    IETF (1998)

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    The Past and Future History of the Internet

    Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jonathan B. Postel, Lawrence G. Roberts, Stephen S. Wolff

    Commun. ACM, vol. 40 (1997), pp. 102-108

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    An Agreement between the Internet Society and Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the Matter of ONC RPC and XDR Protocols

    V. Cerf

    IETF (1995)

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    National information infrastructure (NII) at Supercomputing '93 (panel)

    Henry D. Shay, Vinton G. Cerf, Lansing Hatfield, Stacey Jenkins, Ed McCracken, John Rollwagen, Dale Williams

    SC (1993), pp. 376

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    A Perspective on Ubiquitous Computing

    Vinton G. Cerf

    ACM Conference on Computer Science (1992), pp. 570

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    Computer Networks: Past and Future

    Alfred C. Weaver, Vinton G. Cerf

    IEEE Computer, vol. 24 (1991), pp. 106-107

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    Towards the Future Internet Architecture

    D. Clark, L. Chapin, V. Cerf, R. Braden, R. Hobby

    IETF (1991)

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    Networking in the nineties (panel session)

    Brent Auernheimer, Vinton G. Cerf, Susan Estrada, Russ Hobby, Craig Partridge, Eugene H. Spafford, Steven S. Wolff

    SIGCSE (1990), pp. 252

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    The Internet Activities Board

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Computer Networks, vol. 17 (1989), pp. 337-341

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    Electronic Mail and the Paper Society (Panel)

    Vinton G. Cerf

    IFIP Congress (1986), pp. 1123-1124

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    DARPA interdomain addressing (panel session, title only)

    Vinton G. Cerf, D. Clark, Douglas Comer, Larry L. Peterson, Douglas B. Terry

    SIGCOMM (1985), pp. 71

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    Military Requirements for Packet-Switched Networks and Their Implications for Protocol Standardization

    Vinton G. Cerf, Robert E. Lyons

    Computer Networks, vol. 7 (1983), pp. 293-306

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    The DoD Internet Architecture Model

    Vinton G. Cerf, Ed Cain

    Computer Networks, vol. 7 (1983), pp. 307-318

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    Packet Satellite Technology Reference Sources

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Data Networks with Satellites (1982), pp. 85-88

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    Formalisms for interprocess communication

    Vinton G. Cerf

    Operating Systems Review, vol. 9 (1975), pp. 43-44

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    International dialogue

    Vinton G. Cerf

    AFIPS National Computer Conference (1975), pp. 957

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    A lower bound on the average shortest path length in regular graphs

    Vinton G. Cerf, Donald D. Cowan, R. C. Mullin, R. G. Stanton

    Networks, vol. 4 (1974), pp. 335-342

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    Assessment of ARPANET protocols

    V. Cerf

    IETF (1974)

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    NCP statistics

    V. Cerf

    IETF (1972)

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    Measurement of Recursive Programs

    Vinton G. Cerf, Gerald Estrin

    IFIP Congress (1) (1971), pp. 314-319

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    HOST-HOST communication protocol in the ARPA network

    C. Stephen Carr, Stephen D. Crocker, Vinton G. Cerf

    AFIPS Spring Joint Computing Conference (1970), pp. 589-597