Invited Talk in Honor of Bob Braden: "The past and futures of the Internet"

Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PDTiCal
ISI - Marina del Rey: Conference Room 1014
This event is open to the public.
Special Event
David Clark, Sr. Research Scientist - MIT Computer and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Video Recording:

Abstract:  The Internet has been such a success that for many who do not know its roots, its current form seems almost a given. It is worth looking back to the early days when Bob Braden was part of the small team of researchers who started out on this quest, and remembering how much had to be learned, and the decisions that might have been made differently. Understanding that there were defining forks in the road in the past is important as we contemplate some very important forks in the road that lie in the not too distant future. The future of the Internet is no more pre-ordained than its present form.

Special Guest Speaker Bio:  David Clark is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is technical director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative. Since the mid-70s, David has been leading the development of the Internet; from 1981-1989 he acted as Chief Protocol Architect in this development, and chaired the Internet Activities Board. His current research looks at re-definition of the architectural underpinnings of the Internet, and the relation of technology and architecture to economic, societal and policy considerations.

« Return to Upcoming Events