The ground-breaking work of computer scientists Michael Brescia, Robert Hinden, Alan Sheltzer and Virginia Travers in Internet router technology, led to the creation of today’s Internet, as well as the design and development of Internet gateway protocols and packet forwarding and monitoring software. Messrs. Brescia, Hinden and Ms. Travers are considered to be central figures in early router implementations and key contributors to the evolution of the Internet.
Mr. Hinden led teams that developed the first operational Internet router, one of the first transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) implementations, and the first multi-processor router implementation. He currently works for Nokia Corporation in Mountain View, Calif. and is a Nokia Fellow, the highest level of recognition given by Nokia for outstanding research and development. He earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and a master in computer science from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.