Leonard Kleinrock

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  • Birth

    Leonard Kleinrock was born on the 13 of June, 1934 in New York.
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    Leonard Kleinrock

  • Bronx High School of Science

    He attended the Bronx High School of Science.
    He graduated from Bronx high School in the same year.
  • Received Bachelor of Electricity Engineering Degree

    He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree in 1957 from the City College of New York.
  • Received many awards

    He received a master's degree and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in electrical engineering & computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 and 1963.
  • The first published paper about the idea of packet switching.

    Leonard Kleinrock was the first to publish a paper about the idea of packet switching, which is essential to the Internet.
  • University of California at Los Angeles

    He joined the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he remains to the present day.
  • Kleinrock became the father of the internet

    Dr. Kleinrock is considered a father of the Internet, having laid down the basic principles of packet switching a decade before his Host computer at UCLA became the first node ever to connect to the Internet.
  • The worlds first packet switched computer network

    In 1969, ARPANET, the world's first packet switched computer network, was established on October 29 between nodes at Kleinrock's lab at UCLA and Douglas Engelbart's lab at SRI.
  • The initial 4-node network was connected.

  • 2007 National Medal of Science

    The 2007 National Medal of Science to Leonard Kleinrock for his fundamental contributions to the mathematical theory of modern data networks, and for the functional specification of packet switching, which is the foundation of Internet technology.
  • Receive dthe National Medal of Science.

    He was selected to receive the prestigious National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor, from President George W Bush in the White House on September 29, 2008.
  • Current Projects

    These days he is working on the following projects:
    Intelligent Agents for distributed control applications Peer-to-Peer networks Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks.