Lawrence Landweber

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Lawrence Landweber 2012 at a meeting of the members of the Internet Hall of Fame

Lawrence Hugh Landweber is John P. Morgridge Professor Emeritus of computer science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

He received his bachelor's degree in 1963 at Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. at Purdue University in 1967. His doctoral thesis was "A design algorithm for sequential machines and definability in monadic second-order arithmetic."[1]

He is best known for founding the CSNET project in 1979, which later developed into NSFNET.[2] He is credited with having made the fundamental decision to use the TCP/IP protocol.


He is co-author of Brainerd, Walter S., and Lawrence H. Landweber. Theory of Computation. New York: Wiley, 1974. ISBN 978-0-471-09585-9.[3][4]



  1. ^ WorldCat
  2. ^ a b "The Net50". Newsweek. 25 December 1995.
  3. ^ WorldCat
  4. ^ Review, American Mathematical Monthly, Mar., 1976, vol. 83, no. 3, p. 211-213
  5. ^ "Brooklyn College | "Internet Guardian" Lawrence H. Landweber (?63) to Deliver BC Commencement Address". Archived from the original on 2009-10-08.
  6. ^ 2012 Inductees, Internet Hall of Fame website. Last accessed April 24, 2012

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