Oral history interview with Leonard Kleinrock

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Oral history interview with Leonard Kleinrock

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Charles Babbage Institute


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Kleinrock begins the interview with a discussion of his background including his participation in the Staff Associate Program at Lincoln Laboratory in the early 1960s, his dissertation work in queuing theory, and his move to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). As one of the main contractors for the ARPANET, Kleinrock describes his involvement in discussions before the official DARPA request was issued, the people involved in the ARPANET work at UCLA, the installation of the first node of the network, the Network Measurement Center, and his relationships with Lawrence Roberts and the IPT Office, Bolt Beranek and Newman, and the Network Analysis Corporation. This interview was recorded as part of a research project on the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the development of computer science in the United States.


Transcript, 34 pp.

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Leonard Kleinrock, OH 190. Oral history interview by Judy E. O'Neill, 3 April 1990, Los Angeles, California. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107411

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Kleinrock, Leonard. (1990). Oral history interview with Leonard Kleinrock. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/107411.

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