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Bob Kahn in Geneva, May 2013
Robert Elliott Kahn

December 23, 1938 (1938-12-23) (age 82)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Alma mater City College of New York (B.E.E., 1960)
Princeton University (M.A., 1962; Ph.D., 1964)
Known for TCP/IP
the father of the Internet
Spouse(s) Patrice Ann Lyons
  • Marconi Prize (1994)
  • National Medal of Technology (1997)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1997)
  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1997)
  • Charles Stark Draper Prize (2001)
  • Prince of Asturias Award (2002)
  • Turing Award (2004)
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005)
  • Computer History Museum Fellow (2006)
  • Japan Prize (2008)
  • Harold Pender Award (2010)
  • Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (2013)
Scientific career
Fields Telecommunications, networking
Institutions Bell Labs
Corporation for National Research Initiatives

Robert Elliot "Bob" Kahn (born December 23, 1938) is an American electrical engineer. Along with Vint Cerf, he invented the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), the fundamental communication protocols at the heart of the Internet.

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