September 30, 2009

Calit2’s Larry Smarr on the Origins of the Internet, Innovations in IT, and Insights on the Path Ahead (Part I)

Bruce V. Bigelow

Smarr discusses his role in the development of the Internet and the factors that help encourage technology innovation.

After establishing himself as a leading expert on computing and information technology, including the Internet and World Wide Web, Larry Smarr left the comfort of a job that was tailored for him at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for a position in San Diego that offered an even better fit. In 2000, Smarr was hired as a professor of computer science and engineering at UC San Diego — and almost exactly nine years ago, he was named the founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.

Full story at Xconomy

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