[Saitis] Conférence Vinton Cerf

Francois Deppierraz francois at ctrlaltdel.ch
Fri Nov 23 09:37:58 CET 2007


Pour info, une conférence intéressant à l'EPFL cette après-midi.


Vendredi 23 novembre 2007 à 16h30

Tracking the Internet into the 21st Century
Salle CO1

	Par Dr.Vinton Cerf, Google, USA
In this talk, Vint will address the current status of the Internet, some
of the technology changes that are driving its evolution, and some of
the global policy issues that have to be dealt with. Among many such
issues are included IPv6, mobility, increasing capacity in the core and
the edges, broadband alternatives, competition, security and
authentication. He will suggest a number of new applications relevant to
business and research, before turning to the device-driven Internet that
includes sensor networks, control systems, Internet-enabled appliances
and so on. Finally, he will report on the status of the interplanetary
extension of the Internet now underway at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
in Pasadena, California. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Short Bio
Vinton G. Cerf is a vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for
Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and
applications for Google. Cerf played a key role leading the development
of Internet and Internet-related data packet switching technologies. He
is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the
Cerf and his colleague Robert E. Kahn received the ACM Turing award in
2004 for founding and developing the Internet. Besides this highest
distinction for a computer scientist he is holding numerous awards and
honors in engineering, science and as an inventor. He started his career
with a mathematics degree from Stanford, a Ph.D. in Computer Science
from UCLA in 1972 and received over a dozen honorary degrees since then,
including the Dr. sc. techn. h.c. from ETH in 1998.

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