Meet the "Mother of the Internet" [Women to Watch]

  title={Meet the "Mother of the Internet" [Women to Watch]},
  author={Nancy Salim},
  journal={IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine},
  • Nancy Salim
  • Published 18 October 2010
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine
Radia Joy Perlman is a software designer and network engineer specializing in network and security protocols for Sun Microsystems, now Oracle, a multinational vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information technology headquartered in Santa Clara, California. She holds more than 50 patents from Oracle alone. Dubbed the “Mother of the Internet,” she is most famous for her invention of the spanning-tree protocol???a link layer network protocol that ensures a loopfree…