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Keio University Confers the Honorary Degree of Doctor upon Dr. Vinton Cerf, Father of the Internet

Update:Sep. 20, 2012

At 2:40 PM on September 13 (Thur.), Keio University conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor upon Dr. Vinton Cerf, known as the Father of the Internet, during a ceremony at Keio's Public Speaking Hall on Mita Campus.

Keio University decided to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor upon Dr. Cerf in appreciation of his significant contributions in the design, development, and implementation of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and in constructing the basic concept of network technology, which became the origin of the Internet upon which the infrastructure of the modern information society relies.

Associate Prof. Rodney Van Meter of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies presided over the ceremony while Prof. Jun Murai, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, read aloud the citation for Dr. Cerf. Following this, President Seike presented the doctorate to Dr. Cerf and delivered an address. In response, Dr. Cerf noted his appreciation to Keio University in an acceptance address.

Following the conferring ceremony, the venue was moved to the North Hall, where Dr. Cerf gave a commemorative lecture titled "Re-Inventing the Internet". In addition to Keio students and faculty members, members of the Internet industry and employees of Google, where Dr. Cerf serves as a Vice-President, listened intently to what he had to say.

Honorary Degree Presented to Dr. Cerf by President Seike
Honorary Degree Presented to Dr. Cerf by President Seike
Dr. Cerf's Address
Dr. Cerf's Address

Dr. Cerf Giving His Commemorative Lecture
Dr. Cerf Giving His Commemorative Lecture
At the Lecture
At the Lecture

Photo: Susumu Ishito