Professor Leonard Kleinrock

Engineer and

Inventor of the Internet Technology

Leonard Kleinrock, Professor

UCLA Computer Science Department
Los Angeles, California

Inventor of the Internet Technology

Dr. Leonard Kleinrock is known as the Inventor of the Internet Technology, having created the basic principles of packet switching, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate student at MIT. This was a decade before the birth of the Internet which occurred when his Host computer at UCLA became the first node of the Internet in September 1969. He wrote the first paper and published the first book on the subject; he also directed the transmission of the first message ever to pass over the Internet. He was listed by the Los Angeles Times in 1999 as among the `50 People Who Most Influenced Business This Century'.

Dr. Kleinrock received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1963 and has served as a professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles since then, serving as chairman of the department from 1991-1995. He received his BEE degree from CCNY in 1957 (also an Honorary Doctor of Science from CCNY in 1997, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2000). He was first President and Co-founder of Linkabit. He is also Founder and Chairman of Nomadix, Inc., a high-tech firm located in Southern California. He is also Founder and Chairman of TTI/Vanguard, an advanced technology forum organization based in Santa Monica, California. He has published more than 225 papers and authored six books on a wide array of subjects including packet switching networks, packet radio networks, local area networks, broadband networks and gigabit networks. Additionally, Dr. Kleinrock has recently launched the field of nomadic computing, the emerging technology to support users as soon as they leave their desktop environments; nomadic computing may well be the next major wave of the Internet.

Dr. Kleinrock is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE fellow, an ACM fellow and a founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. Among his many honors, he is the recipient of the C.C.N.Y. Townsend Harris Medal, the CCNY Electrical Engineering Award, the Marconi Award, the L.M. Ericsson Prize, the NAE Charles Stark Draper Prize, the Okawa Prize, the IEEE Internet Millennium Award, the UCLA Outstanding Teacher Award, the Lanchester Prize, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the Sigma Xi Monie Ferst Award, the INFORMS Presidents Award, and the IEEE Harry Goode Award.

He first became interested in electronics while reading a comic book at the age of six. The centerfold described how to build a crystal radio. He managed to collect the parts, make it work, and was amazed to hear music from this simple device; thus was an engineer born. The rest is history.

Full Bibliography
Selected Publications

* L. Kleinrock, "An Internet Vision: The Invisible Global Infrastructure", To appear in the inaugural issue of the AdHoc NETWORKS JOURNAL. PDF preprint

* R. Iyer and L. Kleinrock, "QoS Control for Sensor Networks", To appear in ICC 2003, May 2003. PDF

* L. Kleinrock, "Creating a Mathematical Theory of Computer Networks", INFORMS-Operations Research, Jan-Feb 2002. PDF

* L. Kleinrock, "Breaking Loose", Communications of the ACM, Vol 44, No. 9, pp 41.45, September 2001. PDF

* L. Kleinrock, "On Some Principles of Nomadic Computing and Multi-Access Communications", IEEE Communications Magazine, pp 46-50, July 2000. PDF

* Z. Jiang and L. Kleinrock "A Packet Selection Algorithm for Adaptive Transmission of Smoothed Video over a Wireless Channel", IEEE Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 60, No.4, pp. 494-509, April 2000. Postscript

* L. Kleinrock, "Nomadic Computing and Smart Spaces", IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 52-53, Jan.-Feb. 2000. PDF

* C. Kolias and L. Kleinrock "The Power Function as a Performance and Comparison Measure for ATM Switche s", Globecom'98, pp. 381-386,Sydney, Australia, November 1998. PDF Postscript

* C. Kolias and L. Kleinrock "Performance Analysis of Multiplane Nonblocking ATM Switches", Globecom'98, pp. 356-362,Sydney, Australia, November 1998. PDF Postscript

* C. Kolias and L. Kleinrock, "On The Odd-Even ATM Switch", Electronics Letters , Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 576-577, March 1998. PDF Postscript

* C. Kolias and L. Kleinrock, "The Odd-Even ATM Switch", IEICE Transactions on Communications, Vol. E81B, No. 2, pp. 244-250, February 1998 PDF Postscript

* Z. Jiang, and L. Kleinrock, "An Adaptive Network Prefetch Scheme", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 358-368, 1-11, April 1998. PDF Postscript

* P-C Hu and L. Kleinrock, "A Dynamic Timeout Scheme for Wormhole Routing Networks", ICC'97, June, Montreal, Canada, pp. 1406-1410.PDF Postscript

* C. Kolias and L. Kleinrock, "The Dual-Banyan (DB) Switch: A High Performance Buffered-Banyan ATM Switch", ICC'97, June 1997, Montreal, Canada, pp. 770-776. PDF

* Z. Jiang, and Kleinrock, L., "Prefetching Links on the WWW", ICC'97, Montreal Canada, June 8-12, 1997, pp. 483-489. PDF

* B. Leiner, V. Cerf, D. Clark, R. Kahn, L. Kleinrock, D. Lynch, J. Postel, L. Roberts, S.Wolff, A Brief History of the Internet, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 102-108, February 1997. PDF

* L. Kleinrock, "Nomadicity: Anytime, Anywhere In A DisconnectedWorld", Invited paper, Mobile Networks and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 4, January 1996, pp. 351-357. PDF Postscript

* L. Kleinrock, "Nomadic Computing", Information Network and Data Communication, IFIP/ICCC International Conference on Information Network and Data Communication, Trondheim, Norway, pp. 223-233, June 1996. PDF Postscript

* C. Kolias and L. Kleinrock, "The Odd-Even Input-Queueing ATM Switch: Performance Evaluation", ICC'96, June 23-27, pp. 1674-1679, 1996. PDF Postscript

* A. Alwan, R. Bagrodia, N. Bambos, M. Gerla, L. Kleinrock, J. Short and J. Villasenor, "Adaptive Mobile Multimedia Networks", IEEE Personal Communications Magazine, Vol.3, No.2, April 1996, pp. 34-49. PDF

* B. Tung and L. Kleinrock "Using Finite State Automata to Produce Self-Optimization and Self Control", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 439-448, April 1996. PDF

* L. Kleinrock, M. Gerla, N. Bambos, J. Cong, E. Gafni, L. Bergman, J. Bannister, S. Monacos, T. Bujewski, P-C Hu, B. Kannan, B. Kwan, E. Leonardi, J. Peck, P. Palnati and S. Walton, "The Supercomputer Supernet Testbed: A WDM Based Supercomputer Interconnect" JSAC/JLT Special Issue on Optical Technologies & Networks, Vol. 14, No. 6, 1996. PDF

* C. Kolias and L. Kleinrock, "Throughput Analysis of Multiple Input-Queueing in ATM Switches", IFIP-IEEE Broadband Communications, Eds, L. Mason and A. Casaca, pp. 382-393, Chapman and Hall, 1996. PDF Postscript

* R. Bagrodia, W. Chu, L. Kleinrock and G. Popek, "Vision, Issues, and Architecture for Nomadic Computing", IEEE Personal Communications, pp. 14-27, December 1995. PDF

* R. Bagrodia, M. Gerla, L. Kleinrock, J. Short and T-C Tsai, "A Hierarchical Simulation Environment for Mobile Wireless Networks", Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 563-570, December 3-6, 1995. PDF

* R. Jain, J. Short, L. Kleinrock and J. Villasenor, "PC-notebook Based Mobile Networking: Algorithms, Architectures and Implementations" ICC '95, Vol.2, June 1995. PDF

* P-C Hu and L. Kleinrock, "A Queueing Model for Wormhole Routing with Timeout", The Fourth International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN'95, pp. 584-593, May 1995. PDF

* L. Kleinrock, "Nomadic Computing - An Opportunity", ACM SIGCOMM, Computer Communication Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp.36-40, January 1995. PDF Postscript

* L. Kleinrock, "On the Modeling and Analysis of Computer Networks", Special Issue of IEEE Proceedings, August 1993, pp. 1179-1191 PDF

* B. Tung and L. Kleinrock, "Distributed Control Methods", 2nd International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, Spokane, Washington, July 21-23, 1993, pp. 206-215. PDF

* J.H. Huang and L. Kleinrock, "Performance Evaluation of Dynamic Sharing of Processors in Two-Stage Parallel Processing Systems," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1993, pp. 306-317. PDF

* J.C. Lu and L. Kleinrock, "A WDMA Protocol for Multichannel DQDB Networks" GLOBECOM '93, pp. 149-153, January 1993. PDF