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Robert Metcalfe (“Bob”)

Science and Technology

Class of 2022


Professor Robert M. Metcalfe, PhD, graduated from MIT (1969) and Harvard (PhD 1973) in electrical engineering, industrial management, applied math and computer science. He helped pioneer the internet starting in 1970 at MIT, Harvard, Xerox Parc, Stanford and his Silicon Valley internet startup, 3Com Corporation (1979). Bob grew 3Com through the 1980s, published InfoWorld with a syndicated column to around a million international readers through the 1990s, invested venture capital through the 2000s and professed innovation at UTAustin through the 2010s. He is now starting his sixth career as a research affiliate in computational engineering at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Metcalfe is a recipient of the IEEE Medal of Honor and the National Medal of Technology for his leadership in the invention, standardization and commercialization of ethernet.

Project: ArpaAlohaEtherInternet: distributed algorithms for broadcast queues