Queen Elizabeth Prize

Robert Kahn *64, widely credited with being one of the fathers of the Internet, is one of the winners of the first-ever Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Fellow award winners are Louis Pouzin, Tim Berners-Lee, Marc Andreessen, and Vint Cerf, with whom Kahn invented the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), the fundamental communication protocols at the heart of the Internet.

Kahn, who received his Ph.D. from Prince­ton in 1964, is part of Princeton’s lumi­nous legacy in the field of com­puter sci­ence and in the devel­op­ment of the Inter­net. Alan Tur­ingAlonzo Church and John von Neu­mann all spent time at Prince­ton. Recent Inter­net inno­va­tors who were Prince­ton Engi­neer­ing under­grad­u­ates include Jeff Bezos, founder of Ama­zon, and Google executive Eric Schmidt.

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