Google's Vint Cerf in conversation with Toby Walsh

15 Jun 2018
Vint Cerf

All UNSW staff and students are invited to attend a free lunchtime seminar featuring Google Australia’s Vint Cerf in conversation with UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh.

The event will be held on Wednesday, 27 June at Leighton Hall.

Vinton G. Cerf is Vice-President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and he will be joined on stage by Professor Walsh to discuss topics including the development and future of the internet, the Internet of Things and digital security. The event will be introduced by Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of Science at UNSW and President of Science and Technology Australia.

Cerf contributes to global policy development and the continued spread of the internet. He is an American internet pioneer, who is recognised as one of "the fathers of the internet", and co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the internet. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded with honorary degrees and awards including the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and on the faculty of Stanford University.

Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. He served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is also a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the International Engineering Consortium. President Barack Obama appointed him to the US National Science Board in 2012.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Eventbrite page.

Date: Wednesday, 27 June

Time: 12pm

Venue: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington