Kleinrock: An Engineer Is Born

This week we are speaking with Professor Leonard Kleinrock a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA. While a graduate student at MIT from 1960-1962, he developed the mathematical theory of packet networks, the technology underpinning the Internet. The birth of the Internet occurred in his UCLA laboratory when his Host computer became the first node of the Internet in September 1969. On October 29, 1969 it was from there that he directed the transmission of the first message to pass over the Internet to Stanford Research Institute.

The ARPANET, the precursor to the internet was born...

This week we will be speaking with him about what inspired him to become an engineer, his time at MIT working with Claude Shannon, the father of Information Theory, and working on his PhD, which was to establish a mathematical theory of packet networks.


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published this page in Listen 2013-01-12 12:33:56 -0800

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