Leonard Kleinrock

Awarded the Marconi Prize in 1986

Cited in recognition for his scholarly pioneering work in telecommunications particularly as applied to computer networks.

Presented by: HRH Prince Albert of Belgium at the Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

Kleinrock created the basic principles of packet switching, the technology underpinning the Internet, and directed the transmission of the first message ever to pass over the Internet. He is a pioneer of digital network communications, and helped build the early ARPANET. Currently, Professor Kleinrock is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Los Angeles.