Oral History interview of Vinton Cerf

Interviewee: Vinton Cerf 

Interviewer: Bu Zhong 

Date: August 07, 2017 

Location: Washington DC, USA 

Transcriber: Fan Yuanyuan


Vinton Gray Cerf is an American internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with TCP/IP co-inventor Bob Kahn. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. In this interview, Vinton discusses his thoughts about “Fathers of Internet”, his childhood, his study experiences, his career development and his opinion about the future.