Professor Leonard Kleinrock was elected as a 2022 Fellow of the Computer History Museum (CHM).

The CHM Fellows program is intended to “recognize annually a select number of individuals of outstanding merit who have significantly contributed to the field of computing. The Museum’s Fellows are therefore a distinguished and select group. They represent the highest achievement in computing, and only 88 have been elected since the program began more than 30 years ago.” 

As part of the program, CHM collects material that reflects Kleinrock’s and other fellows’ seminal work and “preserves their stories for future generations.”

Fellows are selected annually through a public nomination process and honored at an exclusive gala ceremony in the museum’s landmark building in Silicon Valley. 

The selection panel cited Kleinrock’s “contributions to data communications, computer networking theory, and the early ARPANET as being truly exceptional and representative of the pioneering work the Fellow Award is meant to recognize.”