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Influential Internet Founder Speaks at UC College of Business on the History and Future of the Web

Submitted: 3/9/2011 16:31:02
  • The UC College of Business will feature Leonard Kleinrock, UCLA professor of computer science, as the 20th Annual E. Leonard Arnoff Memorial Lecturer on the Practice of Management Science on May 5, 2011.

Leonard Kleinrock, known for his work during the development of the Internet, presents the 20th Annual E. Leonard Arnoff Memorial Lecture on the Practice of Management Science on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in Lindner Hall 112. Sponsored by the Department of Operations and Business Analytics and the Alumni Board of Governors at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Business, the lecture series is among the most prestigious in the world on operations research and management science topics.

This year's lecture features Leonard Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at UCLA. His lecture, "A Brief History of the Internet and its Dynamic Future," will cover the early work on packet switching, the critical events leading to the growth of the Internet and Kleinrock's vision of where the web is heading. Kleinrock will focus on the future of user participation, flexible applications and innovative development of the ever-changing web.

Known as "Father of the Internet," Kleinrock developed the mathematical theory of packet networks, the technology underpinning the connected networks used by the Internet we know today. In fact, Kleinrock's computer at UCLA became the first node of the Internet in the late 1960s. Listed by the Los Angeles Times in 1999 as among the "50 People Who Most Influenced Business This Century," Kleinrock authored the first paper and published the first book on the subject of packet networks. He also received the 2007 National Medal of Science, the highest honor for achievement in science bestowed by the President of the United States.

Kleinrock obtained his bachelor's of electrical engineering from the City College of New York, and his master of science (MS) and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an IEEE fellow and a founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the national Research Council.

Kleinrock has published more than 250 papers and authored six books on a wide array of subjects, including packet switching networks, packet radio networks, local area networks, broadband networks, gigabit networks, nomadic computing, performance evaluation, and peer-to-peer networks. During his tenure at UCLA, Kleinrock has supervised the research of 47 PhD students and numerous MS students. These former students now form a core group of the world's most advanced networking experts.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact David F. Rogers, associate professor of operations and business analytics, at or (513) 556-7143.

Event Details
E. Leonard Arnoff Memorial Lecture on the Practice of Management Science
Thursday, May 5, 2011
5:30 PM Reception | Lindner Hall 6th Floor
7:30 PM Lecture | Lindner Hall 112, Fealy Auditorium
No registration required.