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Computer History Museum Presents
An Evening with Robert Kahn in conversation with Ed Feigenbaum

Robert Kahn, 2006 CHM Fellow, and Ed Feigenbaum, Stanford University

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Member and Invited Guest Reception - 6 PM - 7 PM
Wine provided by the Mountain Winery
Lecture - 7 PM - 9 PM

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Robert Kahn was inducted as a Computer History Museum Fellow on October 17, 2006, for his pioneering technical contributions to internetworking and for leadership in the application of networks to scientific research.

Kahn is Chairman, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which provides funding for research and development of the U.S. National Information Infrastructure.

Shortly after graduating from university, Kahn took a leave of absence from MIT where he was an Assistant Professor to join the research firm Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN). While there, he was responsible for the system design of the Arpanet, the first wide area packet-switched network. He was also a part of the BBN team developing the Interface Message Processor (IMP), a small computer that served as the Arpanet packet switch and standardized the network interface to all attached host computers.

In October 1972, he organized a demonstration of the Arpanet at the International Computer Communication Conference in Washington, D.C. He then moved to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and subsequently became Director of its Information Processing Techniques Office. Soon after arrival, he initiated the Internetting project to develop an open architecture for networking, ensuring that communications could occur in a network-independent manner.

While devising methods of ensuring reliable communications between such networks, he and Vint Cerf (CHM Fellow, 2000), developed the Internet architecture and basis for the TCP/IP protocol suite, first described publicly in May, 1974. Kahn later initiated the Strategic Computing Program, an effort to develop advanced hardware and software technologies.

Join us for a very personal evening with a true pioneer of the computing revolution.

The Computer History Museum Presents Speaker Series is an exclusive platform for open, passionate discussions for presenting the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience. These landmark presentations and panel discussions present inside stories and personal insights of top information age leaders from industry, government and academia, and assist the Museum in bringing computing history to life.

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