Press Coverage

How tech pioneer Radia Perlman overcame bias to invent a core component of the internet

By Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux, and Michael Wade - May 25, 2021

Computer scientist Radia Perlman is often referred to as the “Mother of the Internet”—a title she shuns, but which has stuck due to her key role in driving the growth and development of the internet.

6G internet? Internet pioneer Vint Cerf isn’t buying the hype

By ROB PEGORARO - April 5, 2021

Vint Cerf has seen a lot of upgrades to online access since he cowrote the internet’s core Transmission Control Protocol in 1974. So you’ll have to forgive him for a certain glibness in the recap he recently shared of the last 15 years of wireless connectivity: “2G to 3G to 4G to 5G and whatever the heck 6G is.”

Ida Holz — Latin-American Internet Pioneer

By Florencia Grattarola - March 16, 2021

In the early 90s, there was a woman leading the group of computer pioneers who developed the first Internet networks in Latin America. That was the Uruguayan Ida Holz, whose accomplishments in the arrival and boot-up of e-mail and the Internet in Uruguay got her to the Internet Hall of Fame.

The Internet Archive: Providing Universal Access to All Knowledge

By Mike Binder - February 13, 2021

The Internet Archive was founded by Brewster Kale, a passionate advocate for public internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing universal access to all knowledge. 

He Created the Web. Now He's Out to Remake The Digital World

By Steve Lohr - January 17, 2021

Tim Berners-Lee wants to put people in control of their personal data. He has technology and a start-up pursuing that goal. Can he succeed?

The Most Important Invention the Year You Were Born

By Kelly Bryant - December 30, 2020

Each and every day, there are brilliant minds working behind the scenes to develop inventions and technology that make our lives better, easier, or just plain more fun.

UCLA Connection Laboratory Launches Website on Research Breakthroughs

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom - November 23, 2020

On the 51st anniversary of the birth of the internet, Leonard Kleinrock, internet pioneer and a distinguished professor of computer science at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has announced the debut of the website for the UCLA Connection Laboratory, which fosters interdisciplinary research on the latest communications and computing technologies.

Radia Perlman: How This Woman Transformed the Internet

By Danielle Newnham - October 25, 2020

I wanted to share an interview from my archive with you. As this year marks 35 years since Radia Perlman invented the algorithm for implementing a spanning tree protocol (STP), I thought it a great time to share her story...

The Digital Divide May Be News, But It’s Not New

By Larry Irving - September 25, 2020

Low-income Americans; Black, Hispanic and Native Americans; the elderly; Americans with a high school education or less; and rural Americans are much more likely to be on the wrong side of the digital divide. Ours remains a nation where too many people, often our most vulnerable citizens, are unconnected or under-connected.

How India connected to the internet 25 years ago

By Nitin Sreedhar - August 24, 2020

With more than half a billion internet users, India is one of the biggest and fastest-growing internet economies in the world. But the foundations of the internet in India were laid down just over three decades ago, in 1986, through the Education and Research Network (Ernet) Project.