The Day the Internet Went Live:

Tesla Unwired webcast on March 29

with Dr. Leonard Kleinrock

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The Day the Internet Went Live

Hear about the moment internet went live for the first time from a person who was there and helped make it happen, Dr. Leonard Kleinrock. During this interactive webcast, Dr. Kleinrock will share pivotal moments from his work developing the internet, and the challenges he faced while plugging us into the future! You’ll also have the chance to ask questions during a live Q&A with Dr. Kleinrock and host Marc Alessi, and engage with other attendees from around the world.

Monday, March 29, 2021
10 am PT / 1 pm ET
Online Webcast
Tesla Unwired is a free educational program offered as part of TSCW’s nonprofit mission.


Tesla Unwired Guest 


Professor Leonard Kleinrock is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA. He developed the mathematical theory of packet networks, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate student at MIT from 1960-1962.  The birth of the Internet occurred in his UCLA laboratory (3420 Boelter Hall) when his Host computer became the first node of the Internet in September 1969 and from where he directed the transmission of the first message to pass over the Internet on October 29, 1969.

Dr. Kleinrock received his PhD from MIT in 1963, BEE degree from CCNY in 1957, MS degree from MIT in 1959, and a number of Honorary Doctorates. He has published over 250 papers and authored six books. During his tenure at UCLA, Dr. Kleinrock supervised the research for 48 PhD students and numerous MS students who now form a core group of the world’s most advanced networking experts.

Dr. Kleinrock is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an IEEE fellow, an ACM fellow, an INFORMS fellow, an IEC fellow, a Guggenheim fellow, and a founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He is recipient of numerous awards including the 2007 National Medal of Science.


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