UCLA Professor of Computer Science
Leonard Kleinrock is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA. Known as a "Father of the Internet," he developed the mathematical theory of packet networks, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate student at MIT. He wrote the first paper and published the first book on the subject and directed the transmission of the first message ever to pass over the Internet.
While the system continues to revolutionize and evolve, its unchanging failure is its inability to monetize.
The centerfold of a Superman comic book inspired the inventor who sent the first-ever Internet message.