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Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 8:30 am CST

Vint Cerf

“Computing and the Humanities”

“Father of the Internet” Dr. Vint Cerf will join us as our keynote speaker for SC21. He’ll share his perspective on how advanced computing may have a groundbreaking effect on how we can better appreciate and understand the study of languages and literatures, the arts, history, and philosophy.

“Imagine for a moment that the power of computing that allows us to understand and simulate atomic and subatomic processes could be applied to a deeper understanding of art and literature?” — Vint Cerf

An Internet Pioneer

Vint Cerf

Dr. Vint Cerf

Early in his career, Cerf worked at the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) playing a key role in leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies. As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet.

Founding president of and, later, chairman of the board of the Internet Society, Cerf has also served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007, and as the president of the Association for Computing Machinery from 2012-2014

Since 2005, he has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google, where he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services.

Learn more about Dr. Cerf and the topics he’ll be discussing:

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