Lawrence Landweber, an emeritus professor of computer science at the UW-Madison, was among 33 initial inductees into the Internet Society’s Hall of Fame. Landweber was inducted into the hall in April as an “innovator” who proposed the creation of a federally funded network, called CSNET, to link university computer science programs that couldn’t get on Arpanet.

CSNET, funded in 1981, linked up more than 180 universities internationally, spread the gospel of the Internet and served as the predecessor to NSFnet that became one of the Internet’s backbone networks. Click here to read more.