Geek Of The Week: Leonard Kleinrock

Geek Of The Week: Leonard Kleinrock

Filling in for Mike this week…

This week’s geek, Leonard Kleinrock, is famous amongst IT geeks, but less know than many others. He has made many contributions to the computer science field but his most notable is the foundations of packet switching networks. His theories were used to develop ARPANET and eventually, the Internet. Currently a professor at UCLA, Kleinrock has received many awards. Among them are the National Medal of Science, Harry H Goode Memorial Award, Marconi Prize, and IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal. He was even inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012.

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.