Leonard Kleinrock '51
An Internet Pioneer, Dr. Leonard Kleinrock hs made several important contributions to the field of computer networking and played an influential role in the development of ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. Under his leadership, the very first email ever sent was from his lab at UCLA to Stanford. His work on packet switching, is the foundation of Internet technology. Dr. Kleinrock is a distinguished professor of computer science at UCLA and he has published hundreds of papers on networks.
In recognition for his work, Dr. Kleinrock has received the prestigious National Medal of Science and been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Dr. Kleinrock received a bachelor of electrical engineering degree from City College; a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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