Cyber and STEM Leaders

Created by Tina Calhoon

Eric Allman

Eric Paul Allman was born September 2, 1955. He earned his BS and MS degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Allman began working at Berkeley while he was still a student. During this time he created Sendmail; one of the first mail transfer agents on the internet. As a part of his Sendmail project, Eric also created Syslog. Syslog is a message logging program that is widely used and support by an extensive range of devices. He is currently semi-retired but still working as a programmer/architect for the Swarm Lab at UC Berkeley. Eric Allman played himself in the 2001 Finnish made documentary titled The Code.
Eric Allman Profile, 2014 Internet Hall of Fame Innovator

Vint Cerf

Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf was born June 23,1943. Cerf is the co-designer of the TCT/IP protocols and the architect of the Internet. Because of this he is known as the "Father of the Internet". He has won several awards, including the ACM Alan M Turning award (sometimes called the "Nobel Prize of Computer Science"). Since 2005 he has served as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Cerf was a technical consultant to one of author Gene Roddenberry's television projects, Earth:Final Conflict.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. As a child, he moved around with his family. In 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. Einstein is know for developing the general theory of relativity. In 1903 he married Mileva Maric. They had a daughter and two sons together before their marriage was dissolved in 1919, the same year he married his cousin Elsa Lowenthal. Albert Einstein died April 18, 1955 in Prinsceon, New Jersey.


Euclid was a Greek mathematician often called Euclid of Alexandria. The specifics of his birth and death are not known. Though it is believed that he was born around 330 BC and died around 260 BC. Euclid is best known for his study of mathematics, specifically geometry. He is the author of a 13 book series called The Elements. Euclid is often referred to as the "Father of Mathematics". It is likely that he attended Plato's Academy in Athens and received his mathematical training from students of Plato.
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