Dr. Kleinrock is a well-known lecturer in the computer industry. Since 1969 he has been a UCLA principal investigator for DARPA, currently working on Advanced Networking and Distributed Systems. He led the group at UCLA when it became the first node on the ARPANET in 1969 and headed the effort at UCLA when it served as the ARPANET Measurement Center as well.
Dr. Kleinrock is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is a Guggenheim Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and was a founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He has received numerous best paper and teaching awards, including the ICC 1978 Prize Winning Paper Award, the 1976 Lanchester Prize for outstanding work in Operations Research, and the Communications Society 1975 Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award. In 1982 he received the Townsend Harris Medal. Also in 1982 he was co-winner of the L. M. Ericsson Prize, presented by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, for his outstanding contribution in packet switching technology. In July of 1986, Dr. Kleinrock received the 12th Marconi International Fellowship Award, presented by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, brother of King Baudoin of Belgium, for his pioneering work in the field of computer networks. In the same year, he received the UCLA Outstanding Teacher Award. In 1990, he received the ACM SIGCOMM award recognizing his seminal role in developing methods for analyzing packet network technology.