Edgemoor Research Institute


Steve Crocker is an Internet pioneer and computer scientist with experience in academia, government and industry. He participated in the development of the original suite of protocols for the Arpanet and created the Request for Comments series of technical memos to document protocols. He managed research at DARPA in the early 1970s, founded the computer science research laboratory at The Aerospace Corporation in the early 1980s, co-founded CyberCash, Inc. in the early 1990s, and served on the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers from 2003 to 2017.

He earned his B.A. in mathematics and Ph.D. in computer science from UCLA. His honors include the 2002 IEEE Internet Award, an honorary doctorate from the University of San Martín des Porres in Lima, Perú, founding membership in the Internet Hall of Fame Pioneers, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Internet Society.