October 9, 2012 by the decision of the Academic Council ITMO he will be awarded a diploma and a mantle of Honorary Doctor of Science.
Robert Elliot Kahn (Bob Kahn) together with Vinton Cerf, invented the TCP and IP, on which the functioning of the Internet is based.
He studied electrical engineering in the College of New York (1960), Kahn got Master's degree and Ph.D. in Princeton University (1962, 1964). Worked at AT & T Bell Laboratories, and at MIT.
In 1972, R. Kahn joined the agency of military developments DARPA and participated in the creation of prototype internet - ARPANET, which included 20 servers. In 1972-1974 R. Kahn along with Cerf developed the remote-network exchange, known as TSP and IP.
Reaching the post of Director of the Information Department of DARPA, R. Kahn managed multi-billion dollar project Strategic Computing Program.
In 1986 he began to work for the Corporation of National Research Initiatives (CNRI), and heads the organization at present. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Information Technology Committee under the President of the United States.
R. Kahn’s works of the70-es, which created the technical basis of the modern Internet, won numerous national and international awards.