Vint Cerf appointed to National Science Board by President Obama

January 20th, 2013 by Ed Lazowska Post a comment »

On January 16, President Obama announced his intention to appoint Vint Cerf – Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google – to the National Science Board.

The 25-member National Science Board is the governance body for the National Science Foundation, and additionally serves as an independent body of advisors to both the President and the Congress on policy matters related to science and engineering and education in science and engineering.

Cerf – widely regarding along with his colleague Bob Kahn as “the father of the Internet” – received the National Medal of Technology in 1997, the ACM A.M. Turing Award in 2004, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.

A great appointment!